If I see this !@#$ crap on Facebook one more time, I think I’m going to puke! Maybe I’ll give myself a Facebook break until Monday. This charming little meme is going around, don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for people who have good relationships with their moms, it’s the bolded part I object to:
REPOST IN HONOR OF MOTHER’S DAY:In honor of Mother’s Day I’m trying to see how many of you are willing to change your profile picture to a picture of your mother and keep it there till May 9. I did and so have several others. If you will and like this idea, please repost this as your status so everyone gets the word and see how many beautiful mothers we can get on Facebook♥♥♥ my momma is beautiful!
F*** that noise!!!!! It’s hard enough to deal with a holiday honoring mothers when you have an abusive one, why do people feel the need to try and add more pressure to us? We have enough reminders during May, thank you very much!!! What the f*** business of it is yours if I don’t post a photo of that nasty piece of work? But I didn’t reply that, just told the first person I saw that it was a lovely photo of her mom. But I think I’ll stay off of Facebook ’til Monday so I don’t post what I really think.
Also, I thought about:
- going with the spirit of the meme and posting photos of the maternal figures in my life. Such as my stepmom, my great Aunt, my Aunt on my dad’s side who’s explained so much of the craziness and helped me make sense of it or my friend’s mom or my grandma who died when I was 9. But how do I choose among 5 such great ladies? I’m very lucky to have 4 such women in still in my life and the honor of knowing my grandmother.
- Posting this wonderfully insightful blog entry by Anna Valerious of Narcissists Suck.
- Posting my idea for the ambivalent aisle of the greeting card store, called, “thanks for not stabbing me or setting me on fire”.
Or doing my own meme:
REPOST IN HONOR OF F*** HYPOCRISY & DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES’ DAY (herein referred to as FHDFD) DAY: In honor of FHDFD I’m trying to see how many of you are willing to change your profile picture to a family member you’re estranged from till May 9. I did and so have several others. If you will and like this idea, please repost this as your status so everyone gets the word and see how many people who are willing to call bullshit on this happy family crap we can get on Facebook♥♥♥ my momma is FUBAR!
Update as of May 5th, I gave in & posted this as my profile without any commentary (Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest).
Those who know the deal will know what I meant. Those who don’t will think I’m being ironic/campy