I believe Facebook is for wit and snark. A place to entertain the masses. To make fun of stuff, mostly yourself.
However, there seem to be those who think otherwise. I call them, simply, Happy Cheerful People
Happy Cheerful People, I love you. I really do. It's people like you who make the world go round instead of imploding in a mushroom cloud of smirks and eyerolls. But I beg of you, take it elsewhere. At first I thought there should be a new Facebook for peppy people with eternally smiley children. But then my friend pointed out: "They already HAVE their own Facebook. It's called Instagram. And Pinterest!" So true. Pinterest: Facebook for the chipper, creative types.
So, please, get off my Facebook if you ever:
Have morning dance parties with your children
Refer to your offspring as "my happy little helpers," with accompanying photos of the beautiful food you managed to make with said helpers. My helpers just crack egg all over the counter.
Frequently make use of the little hearts, or the words "amazeballs" and "ridonkulous."
Wish a happy birthday/anniversary to "the best husband ever." (Oh MAN! You mean I got stuck with the second-rate husband? Not fair! And anyway, we all know now that George Clooney is the best husband ever, so game over.)
Were taking selfies at the beach or pool the Friday before Pesach, while I was elbow deep in my fridge, with the contents of my kitchen on display for the entire world to see. (5 open bags of rice cakes? And 3 jars of rosemary? I don't even use rosemary! Really, us? Why?) Or maybe I was toothpicking my sink. Or perhaps scrubbing dried milk and cereal bits off chair legs. Whatever. Know what I wasn't doing? Taking selfies at the beach.
Use the words "precious" "my loves" or "angels," in a non-sarcastic manner, to refer to your children.
Post pictures of homemade meals that required more than three steps (and "serve" counts as a step)
Post pictures of homemade clothing.
Actually, anything you made yourself belongs on Pinterest. Go there, my people, be with your own kind and your Mason jars and corks and dinner ideas that don't include the word "frozen" and strips of felt and like, ideas.
Use the phrase "Nothing like...." Because you will contradict yourself within the next 24 hours with the next thing that there is "nothing like."
Post about how your children requested your organic kale, bean + tofu bake for dinner ... again!
Post pictures of your set table and dressed children more than 30 minutes before start of chag.
Compare your Hawaiian vacation to your Caribbean vacation and crowdsource about where you should go next. Especially if you also post accompanying pictures of your toes.
Freely post pictures of your children in your living room/kitchen/dining room, because you aren't embarrassed about all the stuff that will appear in the background of picture: POCs and scattered remains of art projects and a squished Chess box and Legos and foil pans you haven't put away yet and the challah cover that's still out and Mt. Laundry. Why aren't you embarrassed? Because they're not there. I'm sorry, we can't be friends.
Have frequent meaningful teachable moments. "Every day is a learning opportunity!" Just, no.
Write about the awesome science/cooking/art project you did with your children that actually worked out. Here's one of ours:
Write, "Little Brady practically toilet trained himself! Bye-bye diapers!"
Badmouth TV, accompanied by a picture of your child playing with a stick or ball of dirt or a crumpled up piece of paper or his toes, and write, "Imaginative play at work! Who needs TV?"
Loyal Readers, what would you add to this list?
Pesach for the Rest of Us – Part 1
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