Facebook Stati

Or is it statuses? I'm guessing statuses since it doesn't have a squiggly red line under it after I type it like stati does. But that's not part of my post.

My soapbox post today is about facebook statuses about your children. And not just about your children, complaining about your children. Incessantly. As in, if you look back at your last 10 stati, 9 will be about something your child did that did not make you type a :) or LOL.

These status updates are depressing. Sometimes I feel like Facebook is just a place to air dirty laundry or talk about how terrible your kids are and how they don't sleep or clean up after themselves or get sick all the time or have temper tantrums or make it harder to get out at night or....I could go on and on.

I'm sick of all of it, but I'm most sick of hearing about how much a newborn baby wakes up in the middle of the night and how tired the mom is. NEWSFLASH: The vast majority of newborn babies DON'T sleep through the night. Anyone who told you otherwise was WRONG. Babies get hungry. They wake up. They cry. They need you.

Reading those posts makes me angry for the baby. And it also makes me angry that while that mom is posting about how terrible it is that her beautiful newborn is wrecking her sleep schedule, there are women all over the world wishing, hoping and praying they were snuggling a newborn in the middle of the night.

So all this soapbox mumbo jumbo is to say: Cherish that baby. Because in a blink of an eye they'll be older and independent and won't "need" you. And you'll wish they were little again so you could hold them and snuggle and enjoy that just "mommy and me" moment.

Off soapbox.