Laurie, mom to:
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It doesn't really bother me one way or the other, unless it's the same person who posts stuff like that all.the.time. And considering I really don't get gifts that often, I'm probably guilty of posting everything I DO get .
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Last edited by Potter75; 05-13-2013 at 06:36 AM.
I've been thinking about this more and i really have to say that I really do feel different about this depending on the person who did it. I have a certain close part of my family who will often do this... All the family members, not just the parents and I find it to be very braggy in nature, but when one of my sisters in law posted pictures of a bracelet, some tickets to the nkotb show and a new phone (not one i recogized) I didn't give it much thought. I also have a lot of technophile friends due to my job and they post pictures of the new stuff they get because they are beyond excited and it just feels different than a brag about how much they have.... It is more about the excitement of a hobby, albeit an expensive hobby.
I'm not sure how I can easily pinpoint the difference between the two. Sometimes it feels braggy and sometimes it doesn't to me.
And the vacation pics pretty much never bother me even when they come from that braggy part of the family I was talking about.
Eta: and i think someone could probably make vacation pictures feel really braggy but they would have to try pretty hard IMO. I've just never seen something like that before.
Last edited by KimPossible; 05-12-2013 at 10:53 PM.
I dont post anything about mothers day. I have 2 very good friends that were never able to have children, and 1 that had a stillborn. They have all 3 shared with me that of all the holidays mothers day was the worst. I try to respect that for them.
I do think people can and do brag on facebook.
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Now to answer the debate question. Even through all my years of infertility hearing about presents other women got for Mother's day never bothered me. Our church has the policy of giving a gift to all women over the age of 18 so I never felt left out. That being said, I did post that I received from Robbie a picture he drew of me with a listing of all the reasons he loves me. I cried when I read it. It is things that Robbie makes me that matter more to me than expensive gifts but that is me.
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"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind." Caroline Myss
I posted a picture of the breakfast my son made for me.
I think really, there is no rule. Sometimes it's tacky for people to post pictures of presents. It's the way they do it, it's the way they are otherwise, it's who their friends are. I have a friend who was born in a trailer park and now is married to a man whose family owns a restaurant chain. She posts pictures all the time of the stuff she has, from her giant engagement ring to her kid's first birthday party at the Hilton, and everything else but she is so sweet about it, and she recognizes how lucky she is and that other people don't have that and it's not like she worked harder to get what she has than anyone else. So we are as excited for her as she is to get stuff.