I’ve read several posts and status updates over the past few weeks that reference parents engaging in “Fakebooking”. Fakebooking, if you’re new to the concept, seems to involve a misrepresentation – or only showcasing the very best parenting moments of the day. You know, the perfect pictures of the siblings holding hands or the delicious cookies made from scratch – with three kids under 5. Some moms think that it’s not real. Real parenting involves explosive poop, screaming fits, and a recipe that didn’t work out quite right.
We all know that parenting is hard work. And those days full of parenting fails happen. That’s why I think it’s good to head to Facebook to get or give a virtual high five for a parenting win. Does showcasing the good have to point toward bragging and competition? Or could it simply be that moms like to get a little lift at the end of a long day of parenting?
See you there!