Sunday, April 7, 2013

I Should B Annoyed

Not only should I be annoyed but I really am annoyed.

Today's post is brought to you by Facebook horrors/honors (a term I created). I will be doing periodical posts about the stuff that I see in my newsfeed or on Facebook in general.

Today I logged into Facebook just like every other day. It is something that is part of my morning routine (I'm pretty sure this is a bad thing).


The first post to jump out at me was a distant family member complaining about her child. She said she'd always looked forward to her son talking when he was a baby. Now all he does is talk nonstop and apparently it is driving her crazy and does anyone want him.

Ummm hello?!?! How can you say that?!?!?! I'LL TAKE HIM!! I know she is just venting but she really should be thankful of her child (she has 2). I understand children can be a handful. I was a nanny for 6 years. However, children are a blessing.


Next up a friend posted a photo of something she saw while driving today (photo was taken at a red light). It was a photo of a man and a woman on a motorcycle with a two year old sandwiched between them. None of them had helmets on. She vented the child should be taken from them.

My first reaction to the photo was utter shock! Why would you endanger yourself without a helmet on a motorcycle?? In Florida a helmet is not required for adults on motorcycles but it is required for children. Yet another Florida law I do not understand. Plus to put a child's life at risk to this degree breaks my heart. It is clear they have taken that blessing for granted. It made me feel better to know a FB friend without IF problems feels the same. Sometimes I wonder if it is just us IF people that think like this. I know if I were her I would have called the police to report the child neglect that was happening.


The last one for today is both a horror and a happy FB story.

One of the groups I follow on FB posted a fan question. A woman and her husband have 16mo twins. They just took in a 2 1/2 yo boy who was removed from his family due to neglect and violence. They were asking the group advice on how to attempt potty training.

While I do not have my own children yet, nannying has taught me a wealth of knowledge plus i went through a nanny certification program. Also I am a psych. major who will be entering the mental health field. So I felt I could provide a useful tip. First I explained that due to past trauma the child has experienced it would be more beneficial for the child to get acclimated to his new environment before introducing another change. Plus make potty training as fun as possible. It can help not only the child but you as well.
While it saddens and angers me that this small child's first home was traumatic, it makes me so happy to know there are people out there willing to open their homes up to children in need. Especially when the new family already has their hands full with twins.

It is nice to get a reminder from FB that not everyone complains or posts food all the time.

Do you have any FB horror/honor stories?


  1. Ugh, FB! Its like a bad drug or a nice big fat piece of cake; You know you shouldn't but saying no is hard!

    I hate FB on a daily basis. LOL!

    I can never understand riding a motorcycle, let alone with out a helmet! WTH!?! WITH A BABY! People are nuts!

    1. I've even seen a woman at least 8 months pregnant riding on the back of one without a helmet.


      Yes I can't say no to FB. I mean I already quit caffeine! Lol

  2. I'm a FB addict. I admit it. Yesterday I had my own little FB horror, which I wrote about on my blog. (Sigh). Announcements and such don't usually bother me, but this one did.

    And Omgosh. What is a baby doing on a motorcycle at all, let alone without a helmet. Have some sense people! You might be the most careful person in the world, but you drive down the hwy on a motorcycle and get in an accident you are just plain dead. I'm not a fan.