FaKebook Friday — Family Walk Edition

A quick recap/definition of FaKebook Friday:

On FaKebook Friday I will give an example of a FaKebook vs a Real Life version of the same story, essentially mocking the way we all have a tendency to put a spin on the lovely things we share on Facebook. FaKebook is the version of the story that you want everyone to see or know and Real Life is the version that you don’t really share.

{FaKebook Version}

Out for a family walk!

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{Real Life Version}

Awww, I mean seriously? Don’t we look cute? The selfie with the kids in the background? Adorable, right?

Ya. Uh huh…

So the kids got a new video game for Christmas, (I bet you can see where this is going) and they wanted to play it nonstop. (You totally saw where that was going.)


So the mom in me decided that getting out of the house and sparing a few brain cells was a great idea. I was looking for 1) a little fresh air, 2) exercise, and 3) family bonding. The kids, however, were perfectly content with burning the retinas right off their eye balls and were bothered by the fact that they now had to peel themselves off the couch. (I mean, asking a kid to get dressed in the morning can just be too much sometimes.)

To sum up the drama behind the FaKebook version…

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Shane was not super keen on the idea but humored me. (He gets “technology time” whenever he wants.)

Payton wanted to know which lap we were going to do and then cleverly asked if he could go ahead and just meet us back home. (In hindsight, I think that was the strategy for bringing the scooter.)  Uhhhhh, no? He missed the “family bonding” part of the activity.

Brady’s legs get real tired real fast. ALWAYS. You don’t have to ask him, he will let you know.

James refused to stay in the wagon. That child has an extremely slow gate and is easily distracted. Therefore, I spent most of the walk trying to figure out ways to coax him along the path.

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MaryGrace actually didn’t make a sound, but the poor girl looked like a stuffed sausage in that one piece/cable sweater/baby/zip up thing. I don’t think she could even turn her head side to side.

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We cut the lap a little short and carried half the children back to the house. We did go on “family walk”… 1) Fresh air? Check. 2) Exercise? Double Check. (I carried dead weight for the last 10 minutes.) 3) Family Bonding? Well, sorta. But I take what I can get from these hooligans.

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