There are reasons I don't spend much time on Facebook. I bet you think you know what they are. You are thinking...
- there are not enough hours in the day
- it's addictive
- it would keep me from blogging
- I'm way too great of a mom taking care of Jonah to engage in such frivolity
You are wrong.
The reason I stay away from Facebook is because of the quizzes. And it's not because they would take up too much of my time. No, no. It's because I find the quiz results uncannily accurate, and they reveal truths too disturbing to mention out loud. They tell you things about yourself that you only silently admit in your most secret parts, but would never, ever tell anyone. They are right on, dead accurate, truth. They pretty much shape the person you are becoming. It's really nothing more than a self-fulfilling prophecy. And they're dangerous, and I just can't submit myself to such disturbing revelations.
Patrice, WHAT are you talking about?
I'll tell you, friends. The other day I took a quiz on Facebook. Maybe you know it. It's one entitled, "Which TV mom are you?" "Oh, this is great," I thought. Just sure that I would be June Cleaver, Carol Brady, or at least Claire Huxtable. But no. Sadly, no.
Here was the description of the kind of mom I am -
You are an independent, feisty, outspoken mom. You work hard to make a good life for your family, but it's not always easy balancing work and home. You'll do anything for your kids and often tell them exactly what you think!
Doesn't sound so bad, right? WRONG.
Here is the cold, hard truth. And as much as I hate to admit, she is a woman I CAN identify with. Take out the cuss words and the crude sexual references, and I really think our parenting styles are similar. That's right, friends. The TV mom I'm most similar to is...
Wait for it...
Wait for it...
Poor, poor Jonah. But it can't be helped. Facebook has spoken. And so it shall be.