The 8 People You're Thinking of When You Post Photos of Your Kids on Facebook

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funny facebookWe all do it: Flood our friends' newsfeeds with the latest and greatest snaps of our precious progeny.

Ostensibly, we do it so, you know, we can keep everyone updated.

No, I don't think my kids are better than yours. This is just what's going on in my LIFE, thank you very much.

But whether we admit it to ourselves or not, the moment you click "upload," you usually have some very specific people in mind.

For instance ...

Your best friend. And they'd better not just "like" it like that last time. They'd better post a super complimentary comment with at least three exclamation points or it. is. on. 

That college classmate with the annoyingly perfect life/family. Fine, yes, your towheaded brood looked amazing in their Bahamas tans, and your 5-year-old winning Jeopardy was mildly impressive. But look at the adorableness that is my son hugging the cat. LOOK, damn you!

Your ex that you're still friends with. Yeah, that's right -- check out this fine DNA your offspring could've had. Oh well. Snooze you lose. 

That friend's spouse you have a secret crush on. Just "like" it. That's all. You don't even need to comment. But we'll both know what that like really means, right? It'll be our little secret code. Not that I want anything. I'm happily married and I would NEVER! 

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Pedophiles. Ok, you've double-checked the privacy setting is "friends only" and you're pretty sure you're not friends with any pervs, but how well do you ever know someone? What if some animal sees these adorable pix and decides to jump in their molesto-mobile and make the drive to ... MY GOD, do we need to buy a gun?!

That guy/girl you only sorta know but have learned you agree with on EVERYTHING. Even if you don't like this or comment, I'll know you're thinking, "Right on."

Your significant other. You see what I'm doing here? This is called "showing everyone you appreciate what we have." Would it kill you to post a picture yourself every now and then? Maybe even of ME? Saying how awesome I am? Why are you so difficult?

Your kids. I mean, COME ON. Have you ever seen such gorgeousity? How a talent scout has not reached out to me yet is a totally mystery. Maybe I should change the privacy setting to "public" ...


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LuvDx LuvDx

Molesto-mobile baahahahahahahahaha

nymom13 nymom13

The point of this article was...?

Todd Vrancic

This made no sense to me.

Denise Yates

You all might want to check FBs new privacy policy. I deleted all pics of my kids because of it.

steph... steph0420

Is it just me or did she say we post pics of our kids for pedophiles???

Mom_t... Mom_to_Lincoln

Uhhhh.. WTH! no only you Brian Farnham! I post photos so that my Friends and family that live in other sates and never get to see us can see the kids. I am definitelynot thinking of all that especially not thinking of my ex, pedophiles or my best friends spouse! your sick dude.

Chris... ChristyM123

Yes, it's just you steph. She said it was who "we had in mind when we post pictures" not who we are posting them for. I worry in the back of my head every time I post a pic of my kids because I don't know EVERYONE on my FB and wonder if anyone looks at my kids photos inappropriately. That is very different from saying "I post photos of my kids for pedophiles."

nonmember avatar wt74

Oh, THIS author again. I can't stomach him. He's such a douche and not even close to being funny.

Andre... Andreamom001

Yeah, um, what? 

I do not think of all these random people when I post photos of my kids.  First, I don't have a significant other or an ex I am friends with on facebook.  Second, I am not secretly lusting after anyone else's husband (or anyone for that matter...I am happy as I am).  I do not worry abut pedophiles every time I post--I considered the matter before ever posting in the first place, and that took care of that.

Andre... Andreamom001

Actually, come to think of it, I don't think about ANY of these people when I post on facebook, at least not the way you suggest. I do think of my kids and if the photo woudl embarass them or lift them up. I do think of making sure they know I love tham and am proud of them and I think they are awesome. Other than that, I think of my family who live far away and want to know how my kids are doing.

Sorry, FAIL. (I see the humor, but I think this is not true of most moms...)

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