Friday, October 11, 2013

Women and Social Media

I honestly didn't have a topic this morning when I first woke. As I started reading within my various social media groups, one quickly emerged.  I am a member of a few private groups on Facebook - mostly running/fitness or mom related.  Some of the groups are large - 1000+ members and some are small 40+ members.  Only 1 large group that I participate in maintains civility all the time.  Yep - ONE!

I was trying to determine why, when it hit me.  First it is Disney running related.  I mean, who can be mad in the Disney world LOL.  But second, it is also mixed sex, meaning male and females are members of the board.  There is occasional snarkiness, but for the most part, things stay pretty mellow.  I like it there.  I think the men balance it out because well... let's be honest, they aren't quite into the drama that women are.

Then there are the other large groups.  They are ALL comprised of women only.  And let me tell you, there are a lot of unhappy people out there.  I don't know if it is because they can hide behind the computer or what, but it seems they think they can just say whatever whenever.  They don't care or think remotely before typing.  I have already removed myself from one group because of such behavior.  I don't need negativity in my life - especially virtually.  I might be removing myself from another as well.  I haven't decided yet because as a whole, I like why the group came to be.

I maybe am not meant to be in a large crew like that - maybe that is why sorority didn't stick for me LMAO.  I like the smaller tight knit group where people care about each other, and know when to censor themselves.  Where they watch out for each other instead of attacking words.  Because truthfully, typed things are not always as they appear.  You can not tell inflection, tone, facial expressions someone has from a typed post.  You have to stop and think, and sometimes let it go.



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Just a Phase

I read somewhere once that everything in your child's growing years is just a phase.  Unfortunately, that means the good things as well as the bad.  Right now I have a  mixture of both going on in the house, and thought I would share.

K-Man

Good
He loves to read books at night, and the last thing he always tells me is "I love you very much, Mom".

Bad
He is testing how to react to things - AKA he is overdramatic.

Indifferent
He has decided to sleep naked. LMAO.  I can't decide if this is good or bad, but hoping just a phase!

Mini-Me

Good
She likes to tell me "You are my best friend" and "I am so proud of you".  So stinking cute!

Bad
She is waking up at 6:40am again.  I think because we took away the pacifier at bed.  Please let that be a phase!

Indifferent
She has is currently perfecting a noise to hopefully get her brother in trouble without ever saying a word.  Typically followed by a comment from Brother, "It wasn't my fault".  Not sure this is entirely bad, since it is obviously alerting us to misconduct.  She hasn't realized yet that it might be her own.

In general, my favorite thing right now is when they really PLAY together.  I hear their laughter ringing through the house.  So so wonderful.   I know they will have their ups and downs, but I hope they always find a place to laugh together.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013