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to think people are a bit odd for posting pictures on fb of their child in school uniform ready for September?

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Eddas Wed 22-Jun-11 18:08:52

I mean really what are they doing? They are a little bit mad surely? It's one thing to buy the uniform now, I have some things for ds but people (ie more than one) on my fb friends are posting pics of their September starters in full uniform hmm


DELHI Wed 22-Jun-11 18:10:57

YANBU - but then, I think anyone who thinks other people are that interested in their DCs that they want to coo over them on fb is mad anyway. Just my opinion.

Ragwort Wed 22-Jun-11 18:11:52

Totally agree with DELHI - just do not see why people need FB at all.

MrsTwinks Wed 22-Jun-11 18:12:43

oh please god no! im not ready for the back to school rush at work already!! shock confused

TrilllianAstra Wed 22-Jun-11 18:12:45

They are fools and their children will grow!

EvilTwins Wed 22-Jun-11 18:12:49

Let's hope their DCs don't have mahoosive growth spurts over the summer then grin

Eddas Wed 22-Jun-11 18:14:45

The pic that's been posted today the poor kid looks like he's shrunk the clothes are so big on him grin

ds had a taster session at school and a couple of the new starters came in uniform hmm

TheFarSide Wed 22-Jun-11 18:15:43

Awwww, they're just proud ...

wimpybar Wed 22-Jun-11 18:15:52

perhaps they can't wait for the peace and quiet grin

EldonAve Wed 22-Jun-11 18:17:09

I posted a pic back in March - trying on stuff for size ahead of the second hand sale

fuzzpigFriday Wed 22-Jun-11 18:17:22

I've resisted the urge to get DD her uniform yet. Places like Asda tend to have back to school sales in summer anyway. And she grows ridiculously quickly anyway... I'm getting sick of having to get rid of clothes after hardly any wears!

TrilllianAstra Wed 22-Jun-11 18:17:57

If you don't like what people post you can
a - not be on Facebook
b - not have them as a friend on Facebook
c - make it so their posts don't appear in your newsfeed
d - not click to look at their photo albums

No-one is forcing you to look at their children and someone (grandparents, for example) probably does want to see the pictures

LunaticFringe Wed 22-Jun-11 18:19:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

changeforthebetter Wed 22-Jun-11 18:19:26

Maybe they got the uniforms now because you have to as the bastard supermarkets etc start on Christmas stuff by the end of August. Once they've tried stuff and it fits they then think "Aww" and take a picture. Not entirely sure what's odd about this confused I did not post pic of DD in uniform till day she started FWIW. As for FB photos, you actually have to make an effort to view the photos and I'm not sure why you would friend someone on their unless you took some interest in the fact they had kids unless you friend everyone you know to look megapopular hmm

bellavita Wed 22-Jun-11 18:19:44

Edit their posts if you don't like it.

BitOfFun Wed 22-Jun-11 18:20:20

Isn't it normal to try on uniform when you get it? A photo isn't that unusual then, as they look all cute, blah blah blah. Nowt wrong with it. I rarely look at people's pictures of their kids though- all children I don't know look exactly the same.

bellavita Wed 22-Jun-11 18:20:47

and I agree with TheFarSide!

ShirleyKnot Wed 22-Jun-11 18:21:42

Aw, is citing when your child is starting school. Don't be mean OP

ScarletOHaHa Wed 22-Jun-11 18:24:03

What Trillian said. Also age 4-5 keeps selling out so I bought mine as I saw it. I did post pics cos that is the only way my family will see him in them. I was excited grin .

NeverAttributeToMalice Wed 22-Jun-11 18:24:46

Hard as it is to believe, some of us enjoy seeing nieces/nephews/friends' kids on FB, especially if we don't seen them in the flesh very often. Some of us are mithered by photo requests from aunts and uncles who don't see our kids as often as they would like. It's one of the lovely things about FB: being able to keep in touch with people. I love seeing how ridiculous kids look in their first uniform.

And some of us have to buy the uniforms at this time of year because the shop carries limited stock (small village school) and will sell out. Even the most simple of us FB users know that kids grow and buy a couple of sizes up for them to grow into.

Jonnyfan Wed 22-Jun-11 18:25:29

They're just excited, you don't have to look, and IMO it's a bit strange to come on here and complain about it. There are more important things to worry about.

UrsulaBuffay Wed 22-Jun-11 18:26:06

People certainly are interested in their friends and loved ones children and often live far away from each other & can see recent pics easily on fbook.

Although, I wouldn't want so much information about the child on 'thescaryinternet' as where they go to school and their full name though. But then my security settings are skyhigh.

TrilllianAstra Wed 22-Jun-11 18:26:14

Awww, look at the little babies all grown up and in school uniform


Some people like it, ok?

Peachy Wed 22-Jun-11 18:26:31

I get why people do it, maybe like me their relatives are miles away but they are all on FB?

OTOH I never buy much uniform beyond logo stuff this early (DS1's comp sells kit themselves so hols = too late), had to replace it all once after a growth spurt, never again!

HumperdinkFangboner Wed 22-Jun-11 18:26:35

DS started school last year, I forced asked him to try his uniform on before hand just to see how smart he looked. Didn't go as far as posting pictures on FB but I can see why a proud parent might want to.

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