I love Facebook, I really do. Every time I venture over there to catch up on the news of dear friends and blogging buddies, I find myself always oohing and aaahing over precious pictures and exciting updates. I would say about 80% of what I see is absolutely lovely. And I for one love good news and moments captured that are worth sharing with the world on social media! Heck, if and when I think about it- I sure love to announce great events and experiences myself. How many of us can’t wait for the next facebook status update of our lives?
It’s just really neat to have an audience for our lives, isn’t it?
I also love people that share circumstances that need prayer or encouragement, because I’m one to dive in and start praying and encouraging. I get it. There are those times you just want to take a megaphone and say “Help me!” or “Help them!” or “Help him/her”.
I’m not too fond of the status updates that are political or slamming or rude or provocative in any nature. I’m also not a fan of inappropriate sexualized slander either. It’s just not my style.
One thing I do realize? We tend to share more of the good stuff, don’t we? And sometimes I wonder how good it really is behind the photos and words. I do. I would love to go into the homes of where those photos or updates were taken and hide in the closet and watch how things ‘really’ were going before and after that picture or announcement was posted. Is that weird? Stalker-ish weird? It’s more about the reality of things really. I’m not a stalker, but I am quite curious.
I am pretty transparent. I mean, my very first selfie on FB was of my ‘Toe grind” after the doc carved out my toenail. It was my most viewed post to this day. Yeah- apparently really really gross toes are wildly attractive to the masses. I got so many comments in the first ten minutes that I was laughing so hard I was crying because of them. Oh, it was hilarious!!! I think I made a lot of people gag that night. It was glorious, except for the beautiful Christian author I was promoting at the VERY SAME TIME on the very same social media outlet while my TOE kept popping up on the feed, because of the immediate freak out session going on in the comments.
My dear daughter was teaching my son how to cook macaroni and cheese the other day for his school project. It was just so sweet of her to offer to help him, I wanted to video tape it and take a picture to share with the world on Facebook! I mean, how precious is that? Right?
It started out wonderfully. She helped him read the directions and write down each step for his project with patience and careful planning. Unfortunately things digressed pretty quickly once the cooking actually started, and I thought to myself-
What if I actually posted the picture before this act of kindness grew nasty? If only they could see it now!
“I’m so proud of my kids!! Cassidy is teaching Cade how to make his favorite food! Adorable? YES!” #Bigsister #siblinglove
But what REALLY happened was this:
I never did post the picture… and even if I did, I wouldn’t think twice about it really.
But it is a bit deceptive, isn’t it?
If I knew how to post both the picture AND the video together…
I would post the picture as a cover shot for the video and say,
“Don’t they look so cute in the kitchen, these two? Boy, are YOU fooled! Press play to see what really happened. ” #Reality #Truth #Lifewithkids
I think those updates are much more fun anyway.
When the kids watched this video and another one that was even more brutal, they laughed and had a bit of a reality check themselves.
Cassidy, “Gosh mom, I sound like a brat! I hope I’m not that awful. Will you tell your blog readers that I’m not that bad?”
Cade, “I love it mom! I’m really cute in this!”
(Friends, Cass really isn’t that bad- usually. And well, Cade IS quite adorable always. Even when he is terribly annoying.)
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