Are you one of those parents?
Why is it once previously interesting women have a baby, it seems that’s all they can talk about on social media?
While once we heard witty anecdotes of their busy life and intriguing tales of places travelled and experiences experienced, we now hear of due dates and kicks and cures for morning sickness.
While we once debated Booker winners and the pros and cons of the paleo diet (winning out on the cons every time), we now just hear about sleepless nights and debate whether to go up a nappy size or change brands.
Why is it that once you have children you get so damn focused on the things, leaving those uninterested in kids with just memories of late night exchanges about the Top-20 all time great Spice Girls songs?
It’s true that us parents turn our social media selves into shrines for our kidlets.
And you know what - we do it with pride.
I say this in the wake of a recent social media post by Tammin Sursock who was forced to slap down her followers for making vicious threats towards her daughter.
One particularly awful comment, "OMG your instagram is all about your daughter I hope she dies,” saw Sursock fight back writing:
“Enough is enough I don’t care what you say about me that’s negative. Quite frankly I couldn’t give two cents but if you say something crude, violent, cruel about my child not only will I block you I will report you.”
And was repeated in a nasty note we reported on yesterday. A Perth mother received the spiteful, anonymous note posted by a group of so-called friends who bullied the new mother over her repeated posts on social media about her daughter.
You can read more on that anonymous note here.
We’ve all heard it. We’ve all read the comments when a friend announces she is pregnant, or heard the backhanded snipe in the office.
“Don’t be one of those mothers will you? The type who only talk about their child.”
Some of us might have even thought it about ourselves.
Those mothers so obsessed with their newborn baby they post updates about his sleeping and feeding.
Those mothers who Instagram his little footprints and his tiny hands wrapped around his first ever teddy bear.