Thursday, 3 September 2015

Social media photo bashing

My eldest is about to start school.  Big moment.  Scary stuff (for me, not him - Master Chief is ITCHING to go to school!)

There are also a lot of my friends in the same position, about to send their child off to school and understandably both proud and a little nervous.
There are a lot of posts on facebook regarding this at the moment.  Half of them are photos of children in their new school uniform.  The other half are slating the parents who post these photos.

Leave. Them. Alone.

If a parent wants to post a photo of their child at this momentous time then let them be.  They may be posting it for far away friends or relatives, they may want to mark the occasion, or they may just be posting it because they love their child.  Any problem with that?

You don't have to poke fun at them, mock them or downright be an arse about it - just keep scrolling through your newsfeed until you get to something you do want to see.

And, while we're on the subject, anyone who posts photos of their new baby is also fine - leave them be too.  They are proud parents who love their child and don't give a toss who knows.  Would it be better if the parents didn't give a shit about their child and ignored milestones?  And it's not up to you to decide what is a milestone in a babies life, that's up to the parents.  So what if you've seen seventeen photos of a baby grinning?  The most important thing is that this is THEIR baby grinning and it's the most beautiful thing in the world.

Find some love in the world - and if you can't do that then find some tolerance.  And if you can't do that then just keep your opinions to yourself.

No recipe this time, just the rant.  Sorry about that, I'll cook something soon!

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