It's not that rare, I know. It's so much easier to tell others why they do or say things and what would be better to do or say. Tonight? I found myself analyzing someone. Okay, that makes it sound nice. What I was really doing was being a bitch. I'm REALLY good at that.
So here's the scenario. Reading through Facebook posts (Tweeties, hush now!) and I come across a complaint about working a 12 hour day, spending an hour cooking a meal from scratch, and the kids eating it all and being gone from the table before the mom could even sit down. Of course everyone else commented on what a great mom this person was, pointing out things that might help her feel better:
- You're an awesome mom
- At least your kids ate it, my kids won't eat
- Sounds like you made something they liked
- Try doing this
- Try doing that
That was actually the nicer version of what I originally wrote, which went along the lines of "You're a sucker. Don't cook after a 12 hour work day - save it for days you don't work or at least work less hours." Along with some other variations.