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To feel a bit sad that Facebook is full of sunny photos of happy families

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pussycatdoll Sat 29-Mar-14 14:54:42

and we're inside ill & knackered
Dh at work
I'm working tomorrow

Everyone is mowing their lawn or having bbq

JonSnowsPout Sat 29-Mar-14 14:56:39

We are in, dh and toddler have d&v



Velocitractor Sat 29-Mar-14 14:58:10

I feel your pain. Dd in bed with a feverish, ds and I bored out of our minds, stuck in the flat and it's beautiful spring weather out there. Still, have made headway on the laundry at least.

JonSnowsPout Sat 29-Mar-14 14:58:47

Oh and my washing machine broke a few days back so i cant wash all the grimy sicky stuff

Having to black bag it all and take it to my mums and wash it tomorrow.
It will be a mothers day present to remember

Bananapickle Sat 29-Mar-14 15:02:04

YANBU. You are not alone though, we're in chicken pox isolation and DH has gone off for the day. (Pre arranged but I'm sooooo bored!!)

pussycatdoll Sat 29-Mar-14 15:04:15

We're ignoring the sunshine & watching captain jack sparrow grin

sandiy Sat 29-Mar-14 15:06:32

I mucked out three guinea pig hutches and scraped their poo and bedding off the lawn.I also went to lidl.Changed the beds and hoovered the stairs.In a minute I'm going to prep some veg.Its rock and roll here

ebwy Sat 29-Mar-14 16:00:07

are you sure they're all happy? I posted photos of my kids playing in the park next to our home.
the kids are happy.

I didn't post photos of myself. I only posted the happy photos.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Sat 29-Mar-14 16:02:28

Well it's not sunny here, if that's any help? grin

Delphiniumsblue Sat 29-Mar-14 16:05:59

People only post their happy photos.

afterthought Sat 29-Mar-14 16:16:42

My friend posts 'happy family photos' all the time. I know how unhappy she is, and that she had an affair last year.

I sometimes wonder who she is trying to convince...

chrome100 Sat 29-Mar-14 16:27:20

Not sunny here either if that helps!

MrsGoslingWannabe Sat 29-Mar-14 16:29:43

So true Afterthought. The more people show off their family/relationship, the more likely it is that they are unhappy.

MorrisZapp Sat 29-Mar-14 16:30:54

Bloody freezing here. I'm on the sofa with a blankie.

MrsGoslingWannabe Sat 29-Mar-14 16:31:02

Its not sunny here, I've got a headache and nothing for dinner.

cankles Sat 29-Mar-14 16:31:16

Pissing out of the heavens here. Kids all x boxing or on computer; I am faffing about; dp is working. Have spent my entire salary in 1 day, now into overdraft fgs. Don't even know how to post a photo, if I did I would do one with a sad and grumpy face x

Comeatmefam Sat 29-Mar-14 16:32:01

Facebook is a hotbed of attention-seeking, cringey, banal bullshit. My life's been so much the better without it.

Sirzy Sat 29-Mar-14 16:32:58


DS has had fun outside today though after 3 days cooped up with tonsiliits/chest infection. He is knackered now though

lostlalaloopsy Sat 29-Mar-14 16:33:04

I know what you mean! It's so lovely outside but the dc and I have been stuck inside watching DVDs all day as I am suffering from d&v bug. Even seeing the sun is making me guilty. We were going to bake but I keep falling asleep and don't it would be wise with my bug.

I agree afterthought some people try a bit too hard to show off their perfect families/life on facebook.

Taffeta Sat 29-Mar-14 16:35:15

I have noticed amongst my FB friends there is a direct correlation between the number of happy family photos and how unhappy people in reality are.

The happiest ones I know aren't on FB.

ThreeBeeOneGee Sat 29-Mar-14 16:54:20

Facebook gives you a completely skewed perspective.

Recently, I have posted photos of:
The children smiling in their smart clothes at a family occasion
The chocolate brownies DS1 made for me
DS2 and DD hugging in a coffee shop
An egg DS3 decorated at a church event

I did not post photos of:
The homework DD ripped in two after having a tantrum
The recent test results showing that DS2 got one of the lowest scores in his Maths set (not reading the questions, not checking his answers)
The email from school explaining why DS1 had been put on report
The state of DS3's bedroom floor

See what I mean?

Pipbin Sat 29-Mar-14 17:34:29

I hate the pictures of baby bumps and scans.
After failed IVF it really hurts, but people want to share them and they shouldn't stop doing so just because it hurts one person.

Pollywallywinkles Sat 29-Mar-14 17:48:28

Life is too short to be sad that other people are having a good time and are happy.

Your illness will pass.

Shonajoy Sat 29-Mar-14 17:50:28

pipbin that must be really hard, I'm so sorry x

Shonajoy Sat 29-Mar-14 17:52:17

Facebook is in my experience a total representation of how others wish to be seen. Nobody posts about their child failing exams, feeling jealous, or how they're really struggling.

And you have to be so work safe too, it's very sanitised.

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