I am, admittedly, a social media/social platform nut! Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, and the oh-so-going-downhill Pinterest. When I started looking at Pinterest, it was for ideas on what to feed my then 2-year old. All of the ideas for homemade baby food was overwhelming and exciting. As time has continued on though, I find myself opening up Pinterest, browsing for about a minute, and then getting annoyed. These are my top 3 reasons why:
1. I am TIRED of seeing your rock hard abs with phrases about how if I just wasn’t so (busy, lazy, unmotivated…), I could look just like you. There are a couple of reason this bothers me. The first is that I am in no way lazy or unmotivated. I work a 10 hour a day job and go home to take care of my 2 children under the age of 4 since my husband works nights. I’m sorry I don’t have 2 hours to spend at the gym everyday. Secondly, yes I am busy, and yes these may be “excuses” but to me, it is my life and i don’t think that the extra 5-10 pounds that I am carrying makes me any less of a person than you.
2. Holy Crafts Batman. See above re: job and children as to why I can’t ever seem to find the time to make every craft known to man. Again….this does not make me a bad or unsuccessful mother. It just makes me human.
3. Elf on the Shelf. Enough said.
I know many of you love the Pinterest. People will tell me to stop looking at it if I don’t like it. And maybe I will. But sometimes it fills just the space I need it to for feeding my social addiction.