Facebook Statuses Uncovered!
We all love a bit of Facebook gossip. Some of us regularly update our status be it the good, the bad or the ugly. Some of us love to use it for a good old rant and some of us use it just to highlight the good things in life.
But if you have ever felt down about the amazing lives everyone is shouting about on Facebook, then don’t be fooled. All is not always as it seems! Here are some examples of statuses written by us mums to give a slightly embellished view of the lives we now lead!
Gorgeous photo of proud mum with newborn baby
Implied meaning – Despite just going through the toughest night of my life I still manage to look fabulous!
Reality – Yes my baby is gorgeous but don’t be fooled, I have been in labour for three days, feel like crap and had to take this shot ten time to get my best angle. Trust me, if this one hadn’t come out in a good light, it would just be my cute little baby you are seeing now and not me. Oh and by the way, the more realistic photo that my husband chose to put on fb has been swiftly removed!
Grinning selfie with alcoholic beverage in hand surrounded by friends
Implied meaning – My life is so good that not only do I have a job, husband and kids, I still get to go out partying lots!
Reality – I am actually posting this to prove that despite being a mum, I still have a social life even if it is only twice a year! I am now dreading the two day hangover that is due and still having to get up at 6am to resume my mum duties!
Status professing undying love to husband on anniversary
Implied meaning – I have such a happy marriage that I am going to shout about it from the roof tops!
Reality – we have been bickering all year about who works the hardest and how to parent our children but I want to show the whole world we are in love and wish him a very public ‘happy anniversary’ even though he probably isn’t even on Facebook!
‘I love my life!’
Implied meaning – my life is great 24 7 and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Reality – Actually, I have had a pretty crappy few weeks and today was good by comparison so I’m going to shout about it!
Photo showing cute little puppy
Implied meaning – look how lucky I am to have the cutest pet in the world.
Reality – Today I have picked up five steaming piles of poo (two of which were in my clean laundry), got teething holes in two of my favourite jumpers and had the heel of my new shoes chewed off, but I managed to get this one cute photo of him sitting still so this is the one I will show you!
Photo of my angelic looking children
Implied meaning – my children are always so well behaved and get along like best of friends.
Reality – My kids have been bickering all day long and driven me crazy so when the rare occurrence happens that they are getting on well I have to capture the moment on my camera in case it doesn’t occur again for weeks!
So there you have it, things aren’t always as peachy as Facebook statuses would have you believe. I admit to being guilty of 5 out of 6 of these! Share if you are guilty of one or more too!