To hate these Facebook picture posts

(14 Posts)
Moomoomango Sat 30-Apr-16 09:21:48

Things like "good mums have sticky floors handprints on the walls etc etc"

1. So, we back to the dark ages?! What about dads? Are they never responsible for cleaning the house or watching the children?

2. They insinuate you are a bad mum for cleaning your home?!

its just another way to tear each other down - laden mothers with guilt that if your windows and floors are clean you are neglecting your children's needs.

DriedBasil Sat 30-Apr-16 09:24:40

It's just to make the grubby house people feel better about why they're house is a mess. Don't worry

Oysterbabe Sat 30-Apr-16 09:25:06

Not something I'd share but they do make me feel better about not doing housework. Clearly it's because I'm a great mum. DD definitely isn't chilling out on the bouncy chair of neglect while I watch Judge Rinder.

CaptainCrunch Sat 30-Apr-16 09:27:30

I don't have facebook but have seen this fridge magnet philosophy in tacky gift shops throughout the world.

I would wager the people who post this shite have no imagination or independent thoughts.

TheWitTank Sat 30-Apr-16 09:28:50

My floors are not sticky, nor do my walls have handprints. My house is clean = I must be a shit mum who spends no time with her kids.

NannawifeofBaldr Sat 30-Apr-16 09:31:50

I hate these too as they do rather seem to imply that it isn't possible to be good mother and have a clean house, which is nonsense of course.

However in my experience they are shared by people who aren't coping or who are very insecure, so I would tend to feel sorry for them rather than annoyed. They are just trying to make themselves feel better.

In reality, no one is going to come into a clean, tidy home, look at happy children and call you a bad mother.

VioletVaccine Sat 30-Apr-16 09:36:25

I've never really given them that much thought.

Whether the quotes are right or wrong, or not directed at parents equally, I can't help thinking the real issue is with the parents- male or female- who feel validated by Facebook quotes in the first place.

Boogers Sat 30-Apr-16 09:40:05

My house is an absolute shit tip at the minute and I think I'm a decent mum. I would never post that trite guff on FB though as it implies something I don't agree with; as previous posters have said, you can have a pristine white house and still be a great parent who loves their children dearly.

TheCatsMeow Sat 30-Apr-16 09:40:18

I just ignore them.

The ones that do annoy me are the ones that say things like "no girl wants you to like another hoes picture" and a picture of a disgusting mushy text going on about how much they love you and miss you and can't breathe without you and the caption "all girls want this from her knight". Or the brilliant "if they're not jealous they don't care"

Way to normalise and encourage abusive relationships

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sat 30-Apr-16 09:45:22

My walls have 'cave art' all over them & occasionally dog slobber...The rest of it's clean & when the children are at school/in bed tidy. I must be doing something wrong hmm

PPie10 Sat 30-Apr-16 09:48:10

It's just to make the grubby house people feel better about why they're house is a mess. Don't worry

This. Everyone I know manages to have clean homes and kids confused
It's just a lame thing people say to feel better about themselves.

DriedBasil Sat 30-Apr-16 23:59:49

It would help if I'd managed to spell and use punctuation. In my defence I'm quite unwell.

Their house. Not they are. Goodness.

Cooroo Sun 01-May-16 00:13:42

My house is grubby (not filthy) and I found this kind of message quite comforting when DD was small, esp if I was feeling guilty after being in someone's immaculate home. It's just what we all do, isn't it, try to justify ourselves? As I get older I care less

Buckinbronco Sun 01-May-16 00:20:40

It's strange how so many people seem to get themselves so caught up in the day to day minutiae of life they can't handle being a parent and "keeping" a house but overthink the whole thing so much they need to make it into a lifestyle choice which makes them a better mother not just one who spends too much time on FB

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