Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mom Received Angry Letter From Friends: Stop Posting About Your Baby!



Jade Ruthven of Australia has a beautiful 6 month old baby at home. Like a lot of new moms she enjoys sharing pictures of her daughter with her friends on Facebook. Recently Jade received a letter from her "friends".

Jade, 

I have got together with a few of the girls and we are all SO OVER your running commentary of your life and every single thing Addy does. Look we all have kids that we are besotted with- guess what- every parent thinks their kids is the best ever. But we don't ram it down everyone's neck!!! She wears an new outfit- well take a photo and send it PRIVATELY to the person who gave it to her- not to everyone!!!! She crawls off the mat- we DON'T care!!!!! She's 6 months old- BIG DEAL!!!! Stop and think- if every mother posted all that crap about their kid- I'm sure you'd get over it pretty quickly. 

We can't wait for you to get back to work- maybe you won't have time to be on Facebook quite so much. 

Addy is gorgeous and we all love her, but our kids are great too. 

I guess you are just pissing a lot of people off with all your "Addy this and Addy that"-we all thought it might ease off after the first month, but it hasn't.

No everyone is interested as you are about what Addy does so give us all a break. 

We're doing this to let you know what people really think. 

Wow. Just wow.

Okay I can see both sides of this. I know people who post pictures of their kids constantly. Also I am one of those people who posts pictures of my kids constantly. I imagine there are some people out there who are so over seeing picture after picture of my kids, but they are polite enough to keep it to themselves.

Oversharing thorugh social media is a real thing. People do it all the time and people are annoyed by it. But most people are probably smart enough to find the Unfollow button on Facebook. You can still be Facebook friends with a person and remove their updates from your feed. What a simple solution.

The fact that this woman took the time to compose and send out this letter says so much about her. She comes off as bitter and mean. In the letter she states that she doesn't care when baby Addy crawls off her mat. When a friend of mine has a new baby, especially if they are a friend I don't get to see often, I am thankful for Facebook because it allows me to watch these babies that I adore, hit new milestones. I want to see when they first crawl, when they eat solids for the first time, when they get their first tooth.

I hope that Jade has reevaluated her "friendship" with these women. Geez!

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