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How real is Facebook?

Facebook As I read through my friends’ statuses of the day, I comment here and there, I think to myself how the cute pictures are and about how fun it is to stay updated, via the web, with folks I don't see in person as often as I used to. But how REAL is Facebook?

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the site. I love that I can shoot out a playdate invite to a group of Mommies and everyone can chime in with ideas places and times. I hate that I can’t go to the park with the kiddos without the fluffy status of “Another awesome day in the So Cal sunshine playing with the kiddos.” I mean, can’t I enjoy a piece of pie without a picture and with the word “yum!” under it!?!

Yesterday my Facebook status read “Eating malt-o-meal with applesauce, an orange, and a Cadbury Creme egg (or two) with a glass of milk for lunch. Don’t judge.” I thought, “Gee, I’m being so funny and cute!”  I knew no one would actually judge me. And if they did, I would get comments like “LOL, those pregnancy cravings” or similar not-so-sinful admissions like “At least you had malt-o-meal. I had a Big Mac!”

What if I really put things on there that could be judged? You know, the things I don’t want people to know because… well… they are embarrassing or show my flaws.

Here are a few of my Facebook statuses that didn’t make the cut:

  • Didn’t follow through on discipline with Eli for repeatedly pushing his sister because I was putzing around on twitter. Don’t judge.
  • >Not going to change Cora because it was just tinkle and I know that diaper can hold more. Wouldn’t want to waste that quarter. Don’t judge.
  • I gave the kiddos raisins, and M&Ms for lunch because we haven’t been to the grocery store in weeks. Don’t judge.
  • I give the kiddos the unhealthy small packages of fruit snacks and I eat the big real fruit juice ones. Don’t judge. 
  • Just ate 2 old Hot Tamales I found while vacuuming the couch. Don’t judge.

Do you have any statuses that didn't make it to Facebook. Leave a comment... I promise not to judge!

Oh, and don't forget to fan me on Facebook…because I really do want to know when and where you and what you are doing are at all times!

This is an Original Orange County Moms Blog post.

Ex-fitness fanatic/aerobics instructor, Kara-Noel is the creator of an awesome hat line for infants and toddlers called Eli's Lids. You can find her blogging about creating a whimsy home, motherhood and being the owner of an up-and-coming business over at Eli's Lids the Blog0.


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