Post # 1
Can someone explain why people especially new mums, feel the need to tell me about the bodily fluid functions of their children. I don’t care that precious used the potty, or that sweeties stool is progressing from black to brown! and it’s not that I am anti child, I just don’t care!!!!! Why the overshare???
Sorry, but the top three statuses on Facebook all refer to potty, nappies and vomit…
thanks for letting me vent:)
Post # 3
It’s because it’s all very new and exciting for them, and they mistakenly think it is for everyone else. Kind of like pregnant women, women with newborns… I don’t want to hear every last detail of your pregnancy and birth, ever, thanks.
Post # 4
Look up a blog called “stfu parents” which posts entirely about parental ovrshare. I think you’ll like it 😉
Post # 5
i see a late night in my future:)
thanks, just over the little darlings!!
Post # 6
Because it’s all consuming and very important when you are a parent. If you aren’t interested just don’t read it.
Post # 7
As a first time parent it is because each milestone, each feeding/poop (especially if said baby had/has constipation is a celebration). Believe me I didn’t care until I had a child now I am so happy if he has a poop (especially for a while he was constipated.) We celebrate just about everything. Now granted I don’t plan on going on FB to tell the world about that.
However I did post last night that my 17 month has figured out how to “kiss” mommy and daddy. Sorry I find it cute and heart warming and it melted my heart, so yeah I shared it on FB.
If you dont like the overshares than hide the person/peoples news feed.
Post # 8
If you don’t like it, hide them.
Post # 9
@Burne99: I totally get it. I’m a stepmom and I’ve been helping my SO raise SS since he was a baby. I was there for the potty training, and the first I love you’s and his first steps. I started crying at his first skating lesson this winter because JESUS he’s SO BIG. I understand all the warm fuzzies and wanting to tell everyone how amazing your kid is, but I also know that if I’m not going to post about my bodily functions, I don’t need to write about SS’s bodily functions. Once, a friend of mine put a picture of her placenta on facebook. I saw that business at 7 am. TOO EARLY.
Post # 10
i have a few of these on my Facebook as well. And it’s not just moms, it’s anyone who thinks its necessary to post about every little Too Much Information thing that’s happening in their lives. For example, the guy who posts pics of throwing up after a night of drinking, the woman who writes a detailed description of every ailment she has ever had (I have so many of these people right now with flu season), or the scorned girl that posts about every last detail of how her ex cheated and left her for some younger skank.
I totally get that these are important things happening in their lives at the time, and they are well within their right to share them. But I can’t help but be a little embarrassed for them for some of the stuff they write. Then again, I’m a pretty private person so I can’t imagine sharing such intimate stufF especially because not all of the people on my Facebook are close friends. Some are friends of friends, relatives and young cousins of my husband, and business acquaintances. My personal favorite over sharer on my Facebook is my wedding photographer who has a whole list of clients in her personal friend list. She’s going through a divorce and posts hourly updates about how horrible her ex is. These posts are mixed in with about 40 of those cheesy poster things with inspirational messages daily (well some inspirational and some emo sad scorned lover posters). Seriously? I dont understand it, but its their choice what they post. Thankfully you can hide their posts from your newsfeed if it gets too bad…
Post # 11
I agree with both of you! If you don’t like it hide the posts. Easy squeasy lemon cheesy.
As a first time mom with a two year old….when she goes on the big girl potty hell yeah I’m going to post it. These are milestones. Don’t knock someone for being proud of their kids.
Post # 12
@figgnewton: I don’t think anyone saying “don’t be proud of your kids” or even “don’t post about your kids.” I just think that you can post about milestones without detailed descriptions of your child’s first time on the potty or worse- with pictures. your friends love your kids, they just don’t love your kid’s poo, which I think is pretty fair.
Post # 13
@Jellybones: Lol I wouldn’t post my kid sitting on the toilet or their poo! lol I would post something like this though, “Guess who used the big girl potty this morning?! My girl did!”
Post # 14
@Jellybones: +100. What did people do before facebook? Why do people think others care?
Post # 15
@Jellybones: This. I’m happy to read about milestones and celebrate the little accomplishments because I know some day I’ll be all excited about them as well…but I don’t need to see pictures of your triplets’ first experience with explosive diarrhea (true story…SO MANY PICTURES I CANNOT UNSEE).
Post # 16
I have a few FB friends that tend to over share too. One mom posted about her kid’s watery diarrhea. Seriously? I totally get that you want to share milestones, but why is it necessary to do it on such a public forum as FB? What happened to privacy? When your kid is a teenager, do you really think he/she will be happy that you posted a video on FB of them going potty for the first time? If you want to share milestones, share it with your immediate family.