Post # 1
My mom is already an over-the-top person ..put her on facebook and it’s just bad news. She is overly sensitive, irrational, incredibly opinionated (but not in a good way), very immature, and just embarrassing all around. She is constantly posting ignorant anti-Obama images and overly religious status updates. And then if someone disagrees ..MELTDOWN!
This morning she posted a very distasteful political status about President Obama. Somebody commented that they were disappointed in such a status.
Her response .. “THEN UNFRIEND ME!!!! I’M TIRED OF YOU ATTACKING ME!!!!!!!”
Anyone want to trade mothers? I’d like to know what it’s like to have a sane, level-headed mother.
Post # 3
I feel as though all mothers are not sane and/or level headed. The last time I was home, my mother started openly talking about her and my father’s sex life IN FRONT OF ME and my SO. Can we just send our moms to another country?
Post # 4
My mom tends to be like that, too. Not quite melt-down when someone disagrees, but she’s very opinionated, and that often times comes off as rude. We don’t see the need to ‘friend’ each other on there, and I think I am better off just not seeing what she posts, because I have a feeling it would probably irritate me, lol.
Post # 5
Oh God, my stepdad has Facebook.
I get a call from my parents like, 4 times a week with:
“STOP SWEARING ON FACEBOOK.”
Keep in mind that I’m across the country. And an adult. And he begged me to befriend him.
Post # 6
My mom likes to pretend nothing is wrong, and just posts pictures of the dog on facebook. Seriously. It’s all the dog. People are shocked to find out she has a 21 year old daughter (she’s a young mom).
And stepmom… I just don’t friend that. That is one thing I DO NOT want to go near. Plus she doesn’t need to see all the pro-gay marriage stuff I like and my slightly more liberal leanings….
Post # 7
Oh lord my mom joined a few months ago and I unfriended her within a week. She was posting some VERY hateful and racist comments about Michelle Obama, so I checked out. We already have a very strained relationship so I figured facebook was not a good way to bring us together.
Post # 8
@the_future_mrs: The only reason I don’t swear is because I’m friends with my “baby” sister (she’s 13, but homeschooled). And family… I’m already the black sheep by A) going to college and getting a degree w/o getting married/pregnant (the two have always been synonomous in our family). B) Dating a guy for longer than a year w/o an engagement ring (1 year is not long enough for me!) C) Being more liberal than my whole family combined. And I’m still pretty conservative by most standards.
Post # 9
@misspeanut: If I ever defriended my mother ..WORLD WAR 3! She is very, very nosey, so if she weren’t able to stalk my fb page, she would lose it.
Post # 10
Thankfully, my mom doesn’t update often, and when she does, it’s usually just about whatever cool thing she did over the weekend. I try to keep my own Facebook pretty PC – I don’t use cuss words and avoid posting anything political/religious – because I’m friends with several coworkers and my former students (ranging in age from middle school through high school graduates), so I don’t have to deal with being lectured about my language.
No, my mom saves her rash political statements for the phone with me. Ugh.
Post # 11
My mother, father, grandmother and step father all have facebook. I get calls all the time like “don’t swear on facebook” “take down that photo of you because there is a beer bottle in the photo” “you’re wearing a vneck shirt in that photo, it shows cleavage, take it down”. Now keep in mind, im 28 years old, have a child of my own and do not live with my family. I also do not post skanky photos or wild out of control photos because of my job and my desire to not look like a fool lol. So these photos they speak of are really just fine. And im sorry but if I want to drop an f bomb i will. I don’t do it often, but sometimes an f bomb is necessary damn it. Ill put something up there and then miss a call from my mothergrandmother and then ill get a text saying “i know you have your phone, i just saw you on facebook, call me back right now”. wtf. so what I can’t go potty and leave my phone on its own for like 2 min after postingon facebook?! I swear its ridiculous. oh and my dad, smh…. my dad is on fb constantly!!!! Ill post something and he will call me immediately like “omg that photo is so funny tha tyou just put on facebook!!! hahahahahahaha!” im like ok dad you can just comment you know you dont have to call about every single one!!! Facebook is the devil. Really it is.
Post # 12
I have an aunt like this. She chewed out brother recently over something pretty lame. My dad posts a lot of those picture updates that are military related and he also has TERRIBLE grammer, so I just hid him so I dont have to see any of it. I’ve hidden a lot of people who post frequent photo updates and/or use poor grammer.
Post # 13
My Darling Husband and I refuse to befriend any parents or their friends. My parents don’t have an account but his mother is a busybody that has nothing better to do than sit on Facebook and it is driving us crazy. I’ve told her over and over not to post pictures of me but she does it anyway.
One thing that bothers me is they read someone’s status and then talk about it with you like they spoke to the person face to face. It cracks me up! She will say something like, “Oh well I spoke “soandso” and her son is having a baby!” and we will have to say, “You SPOKE to her or this was a status update that you saw?”
Post # 14
Thankfully none of my older relatives are on facebook. But I have a friend who’s mother sounds JUST like yours, OP! I have to inbox my friend about her statuses rather than commenting on them because her mom flips out over anything she doesn’t agree with or when somebody calls her out on something. And now her uncle is joining the fun…ugh.
Post # 15
So, my dad’s dated a lot of women over the years, and he’s stayed friends with just about every ex. Somehow, I wound up accepting the friend requests of two of his ex-girlfriends and his ex-wife. I can’t write about anything, especially all the funny shit he does (like that time I caught him reading “50 Shades of Grey”), without one of them reporting it back to him and him confronting me about it. Ugh. I really should just put them on limited profile.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Oh my goodness, I wouldn’t be able to put up with that! If you can’t defriend her (which I WOULD – I have a policy of immediately defriending anyone who posts blatantly racist or homophobic sh*t), you can at least hide her posts. That might help your sanity…