Reddit post about ‘mom group moms’ will make you LOL
Ahhhh, Facebook Groups created exclusively for us moms. They can be a lifesaver when you need to know the best way to get spaghetti colored barf out of your (formerly) cream carpet or when you need to know exactly what this raised, red bump is because you just know these women have seen it before and can give you 97 homemade remedies.
But they can also be a source of stress because you’re running bling into a zillion different personalities and some people are just…kinda nuts.
Enter Reddit user PM me your smile, who thought it would be funny to share a post from his wife’s Facebook Mom’s Group and we are so very happy he did. The title is, “Mom Groups Be Like” which nails almost every single one of us.
There’s the mom who posts: “My house is on fire and my child is inside screaming. What do I do?! Picture for attention!” — which is handy for the essential oils-hawking mom, closely followed by the “I’m a realtor and I’d love to help you find a new home!” mom and the “has he had his fire vaccinations yet? That will herd immunity protect him from the flames” mom.
Listen, we all know the one who posts every single solitary moment of her child’s life online, the cringier the better (sidenote: OMG please, for the love, we don’t want to see their kidney stones in a tiny tube moments after they’re passed) and the other who posts nothing online because it’s “lame” though she knows every single thing happening to everyone because she’s creeping online constantly. We may know them. We may be them. We may as well laugh at the absurdity of it all.
Honestly, this post nails every damn one of us. From the mom who’s asking for pregnancy test affirmations five seconds post-ovulation to the moms who tell you to just put breastmilk on everything from diaper rash to an ear infection. And we can’t forget about the moms who think formula is equivalent to arsenic.
He obviously struck a chord because the comments are almost as funny as the post itself:
We’re all doing our best and feel like our way of parenting is the best because, duh, of course it is. But there is nothing like a group of moms to make us feel even more unqualified than we already feel at momming.
So, in the wise words of our fellow Online Moms: “Don’t listen to any of this! Follow your mom gut! You’re a great mom!”