Anyone with a Facebook account is more than likely guilty of it…
You know… sugar coating it, embellishing it, making it cute/sweet/funny… We have all made a post or two about some great/wonderful/beautiful life experience that didn’t exactly go the way that we painted the Facebook picture.
On this blog I plan to share plenty of FaKebook experiences. In fact, I am going to make it FaKebook Friday. I will start the post with the Facebook version and then tell it like it really was. Here goes…
I actually posted this on New Year’s Eve, so I will just pull the curtain back and tell you what else was going on.
Awww, wasn’t that sweet? It looks like we sat around playing board games, making resolutions and drinking sparkling cider.
Well… Right in the middle of the board game one particular child had to relieve himself, and by relieve himself I mean he had to go poo. This particular child takes FOREVER in the bathroom.
Looking at the clock and the game board I knew we couldn’t wait for him if we planned to finish the game before the ball drop. (Games like this cannot be left out on tables over night because we have a couple of baby godzillas in our house.) I decided I would play for the pooping child and the game would go on. This irked the rule following/competitive child that was left at the table but we continued anyway.
Of course…. Pooping child won while still pooping! He was mad because we played without him and competitive child was mad because pooping child didn’t technically earn his bragging rights.
Sounding “happy” yet?
The sparkling cider was a bust because my kids don’t like carbonation… duh, mom! Why would New Year’s Eve be an exception? ( I figured it followed the same rule as champagne.)
And the resolutions… I felt like I was the homework drill sergeant again… Just stay focused! You could be done by now! Slow down and use nice handwriting! (Not looking forward to that again in a few days.) I trust that maybe, just maybe, they will appreciate reading them next New Years Eve. Maybe.
Did I mention that we missed the ball drop? Yep, we did. We were busy solving the dramas of the board game, looked up at the clock, scrambled for the remote, and couldn’t get to the channel in time.
So there you have it… the real version of our Happy New Year!
How was yours? Did you sugar coat your post? Have you ever sugar coated a post before? (I already know you have… I am giving you the opportunity to get real here.) Share in the comments below!
I hope you will enjoy my FaKebook Fridays. They make me chuckle if nothing else.