I always thought it was weird when parents talked about things like potty training on facebook.
Really? Is it that exciting? Does the whole world have to know?
Now that I’m a mom, I’m afraid to say… I get it. Totally.
The first time Levi did a poo on the potty, I really did want to click over to facebook and write:
Levi did his first poo on the potty! or something along those lines.
I resisted, but only out of principle. The desire was all there. In full force.
Now that I’m definitely approaching the big PT (potty training) I know with certainty that I will probably be posting about it – asking questions or for advice form other moms.
As much as I know a lot of my “friends” will roll their eyes and wonder “really? does the whole world have to know?” just as I used to.
But I do’t even care any more.
They can scroll right over my status update and leave room for 10 moms to chime in with their advice. (Cuz you know plenty of moms will.)
So yeah, I’ve moved into the ranks of potty-mouthed mothers everywhere. Although I will not post something like “Levi did a poo in the potty!” I will absolutely post about the process and woes and victories of potty training so that we can all commiserate and congratulate ourselves together. (heh!)
After all, the moms of facebook need something to chime in their two cents about. Right?
Q for you: What do you think? Is posting about potty training “over sharing”? If so, do you care?
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Adriel also writes (using spell check!) on motherhood and parenting at The Mommyhood Memos.