Okay, I know everyone seems to love, love, love Facebook at the moment and do forgive me, I’ve only succumed to the Twitter craze today (I wanted some goss on Kim Kardashians’ wedding). But does anyone else agree that it’s lost some of it’s allure. For me, a couple of years ago it was all about finding long lost friends (I say long lost, I’d only been out of school for about 5 years) and old boyfriends and school enemies (to see how much weight they’d put on, or annoyingly lost) and finding out what people were up to in the big,bad world since school or sixth form.
Now, however, social networking seems to be the platform for people boasting about who has the better life! I cannot stand it!!! If someone is not telling you about how many pounds they’ve lost at Weight Watchers this week, they’re banging on about their amazing single girl holidays/night’s out. If they’re in a relationship, they’re announcing what wonderful boyfriends (or as I push through my 20′s it’s husbands) they have sending them flowers/chocolates in work or glasses of Mint Baileys in the bath (for some reason that one really annoyed me)Or what 3 course meals they are cooking that night-even after a long day at work! I mean really? REALLY?
Call me sceptical, but I bet these single girls go out so often because they are looking for boyfriends. The coupled up ones have rubbish, erm I mean ‘normal’ boyfriends who do none of the above, except on a guilty conscience maybe and they’re actually popping their meals in the microwave every night!
As a mum though, for me the real clincher is: if they have kids. These ‘boasters’ feel it is appropriate to tell mere mortals like me that they are back in their size 8′s weeks after giving birth (my youngest is nearly 2 and I’m still not in pre-pregnancy size) or they are announcing step by step the wonderful things they have done in the day with their children. They always seem to be making daisy chains/cupcakes/wonderful works of art/bug hunting in the forrest. All the things I would love to do, but hardly ever get around to it, all whilst updating their Facebook statuses!!! Super mums???? The jury’s out.
But, again, call me sceptical, I bet most of these are actually sat on the sofa in their pj’s watching Jeremy Kyle while presenting their ‘perfect’ world to their cyber friends who are none the wiser……
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against people who do have a great a life and want to tell people about their goings on. Maybe some of it plays on the fact I worry I don’t appreciate my man enough or do enough with my kids. It just seems when EVERY aspect of their life is AMAZING 100% of the time, then who are they convincing? It just makes day to day life competitive, when it’s tough enough without competing (maybe subconsciously) with our ‘friends’.
what’s your opinion????