Are you a Facebook addict? Do you constantly update your status and spend hours looking through other people’s pictures? I used to be on there a whole lot more than I am now. I will say that it’s definitely a great place to reconnect with old friends and to see where life has taken them. However, lately, I’ve become a bit turned off by the whole thing because of those over-the-top mushy statuses that make me want to vomit on my computer screen:
“My amazing hubby is like a gift from the heavens.”
“Every single part of motherhood makes me giddy with happiness.”
“My life is so rich and full of sunshine and rainbows.”
Now, if you just so happened to marry Prince Charming and you truly enjoy digging baby poop from under your fingernails, then that is absolutely wonderful for you. Unfortunately, though, there are those of us who may just be having a really sucky day and don’t really care to hear you toot your horn about the awesomeness that is your life. Wouldn’t it make more sense to send your freak of nature husband or your infant’s little patootie a personal thank you note instead of broadcasting it to the rest of the free world? Don’t get me wrong — I truly am happy that you’ve found the utopia that we all seek in life. However, I just don’t need you to shove it in my face when I’m just a phone call away from checking myself into the nut house.
And then there are those who feel they need to wrap up their whole world with a big shiny bow so that everything looks hunky dory on the outside, when in reality, it’s gone to shit on the inside. They want to put on this facade that they live on “perfect mountain” high above the rest of us imperfect souls. I’m convinced that these are the very same people who send out those obnoxious holiday newsletters, bragging about all the amazing things they have that you don’t.
And it’s not always easy to tell whether those ooey gooey Facebook statuses are for real or whether they are just trying to overcompensate for something. Regardless, though, I really wish people would take a serious chill pill on the praise singing. So if you really feel the need to shout it out to the treetops about how unbelievable you think you are, then open your back door and scream to your little heart’s desire. That way, you’ll spare the rest of us who are struggling just to hang on for dear life.