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To consider deleting a friend on facebook because she keeps posting her dd's reading level?

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bubblesinthesky Sun 14-Apr-13 08:59:44

Honestly I really do not need an update every 2-3 days on which ORT book her amazing dd in reception is reading now. Nor do I need to have messages posted on my timeline asking what my DD is reading now and what level she was at at this point in reception.

I feel like posting "DD is currently reading War and Peace in the original Russian I think it was originally written in Russian and plans to read the Quaran in Arabic next. At this point in reception I think she was reading Harry Potter surprised your dd is still on ORT level 2"

AIBU to hate these type of updates?

TheNebulousBoojum Sun 14-Apr-13 09:00:49

She sounds very tedious. I only have interesting people as FB friends.

Sparklingbrook Sun 14-Apr-13 09:03:16

confused Can't believe people do this. Delete definitely. You don't need it.

HollyBerryBush Sun 14-Apr-13 09:05:03

Is she worried her child is behind and is seeking assurances?

ConfusedPixie Sun 14-Apr-13 09:05:22

I'd post that response tbh. She might realise how ridiculous she is being then!

amidaiwish Sun 14-Apr-13 09:06:49

I have started deleting people for this very reason. It's just too pathetic.
One "friend" is a teacher (different school to our DCs) and she keeps posting how ready her DD is for her yr2 SATS and how she got another 100% in the test paper. Delete delete delete.

Tee2072 Sun 14-Apr-13 09:08:43

I would post what you said. It's no more ridiculous than this obviously insecure woman's posts.

blueballoon79 Sun 14-Apr-13 09:09:30

I agree with *ConfusedPixie", you SHOULD post that response as I think it might make her rethink what she's behaving like.

I find people like this very tedious too and tend to feel sorry for them if anything.

LimitedEditionLady Sun 14-Apr-13 09:10:10

Hahaha yeah post it!i would!she clearly thinks shes raising the next child genius.boooring lol

HumphreyCobbler Sun 14-Apr-13 09:11:48

Honestly, she sounds awful. I would delete her.

fulltimeworkingmum Sun 14-Apr-13 09:14:18

Bin her. I had to get rid of several FB acquaintances who posted hourly updates on their children's potty training progress. Boring and irritating.

Lora1982 Sun 14-Apr-13 09:14:50

Ive just discovered how to keep the peace on fb. The people who annoy me but i still need to be friends with, go to their page and you can change the thing to 'not show in news feed' but still be friends.

amidaiwish Sun 14-Apr-13 09:14:56

Of I find a response like "and this is interesting to us because....?" Works well. But TBH I only do this to my sisters who I know can take it from me!!

cerealqueen Sun 14-Apr-13 09:16:33

Just stop getting updates, you'll never know her boring stuff and she'll never know you don't know, no hard feelings, win win.

Lj8893 Sun 14-Apr-13 09:20:13

I've deleted people for a lot less!

I have deleted two friends who were filling muly newsfeed with those memes about being a mummy, loving their kids blah blah. FFS.

The final straw though, was a status about her DD getting into preschool and how it would break her heart to leave her DD with someone else (shes never been fussy before hmm ) and the other one came on and called her brave.


Muly? *my

Jestrin Sun 14-Apr-13 09:31:47

You could hide her posts?

I like FB but realise it is different things to different people. Some people post the most mundane stuff or seek reassurances. Others just like the silly pictures or games etc.

That said, If you really are bothered by what she is posting then unfriend her.

Bringmewineandcake Sun 14-Apr-13 09:33:07

OP I've done the same as Lora1982 - change the settings so the person doesn't show in your news feed rather than deleting them if you want to avoid controversy.
I was thrilled to be able to do this to niece's rambling, ill thought out shite updates to avoid any row about deleting own family smile

hellsbells76 Sun 14-Apr-13 09:37:47

Yup - hidden my ex's updates and now only go on his page when I fancy a giggle (last time saw he'd done a late-night pissed and maudlin session of posting youtube links to songs that meant something to us before I saw the light and dumped the abusive alcoholic twat - must have REALLY annoyed him that I didn't respond to any of it!)

99problems Sun 14-Apr-13 10:01:59

Oh please send that reply! That would be hilarious!

I have a df with a dd, and every time ds and I go round she's saying 'show 99 how you spell h-a-t', 'show 99 how you spell d-a-d'. My df knows my ds cannot read (speech and lang delays and too busy climbing trees grin) and she knows I get worried about it, so I get quite hmm. Ds said he doesn't want to go to theirs again now anyway wink

Coconutty Sun 14-Apr-13 10:03:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MummytoMog Sun 14-Apr-13 10:15:37

I hide the people I don't want to delete but who fill up my newsfeed with crap. If she's posting on your timeline, you might need to delete her though.

exoticfruits Sun 14-Apr-13 10:26:05

You could send her a personal message and say you notice she appears worried about her DDs reading as she keeps on about it-would she like you to recommend a tutor?

MsAkimbo Sun 14-Apr-13 10:33:43

This can actually sort itself out...

Start swearing a lot on Fb. Eventually SHE will delete YOU because "DD reads these things, you know!" May know this from personal experience

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