I’ve been asked a few times recently why
and I don’t have a Facebook page for our blog or why I don't post often on my own personal page. The truth is, I don’t use
Facebook much. In fact, if I'm being honest, it seriously annoys me. While I could put it into
words, instead I was inspired to put in a blog post. So, today will be a break
from the usual bookish post as I share the story of my family trip to the pumpkin patch via Facebook and via Twitter.
For the record, I have three children ages 8, 6, and 4. My husband and I looked forward to taking them to pick out pumpkins at a nearby farm. This local farm is a fantastic place with all sorts of activities for kids. In theory, it should have been a day to remember. And technically it was.
So here is how our day went according to Facebook:
Looks like a fun-filled day, right?
Now, here is how our day went according to Twitter:
Ready to go to pumpkin patch, until DD#2 freaked about clothes...AGAIN. #diva
Youngest child insisting on bringing her farm animals from school. Not giving in. #yesigavein
Youngest now insisting on taking pictures with said farm animals. Not gonna do it. #yesidid
Lots of activities, unfortunately all three kids want to do something different. #worstnightmare
Pretty sure a kid just peed in the bounce house. Now kids are screaming b/c I won’t let them jump in urine. #germfactory
We have to pay for every activity?
KID?? This stupid pumpkin is gonna cost over $100. #poshfarm #nothowweroll
Ninety-fing degrees in October. Sweating our butts off looking at rotten pumpkins #nofallhere #florididiots
Wish annoying family taking pics in front of us would give up. It’s been 20 mins. Safe to assume lil’ Johnny ain’t gonna smile. #selfabsorbed #screamingkids
Ready to pick up a pumpkin and chuck it at said annoying family. #letsdothis #readytorumble
$15 for a small rotten pumpkin? Now kids are screaming b/c we aren’t buying stupid pumpkins. #shouldhavegonetowalmart #shouldhavestayedhome
WTF just crawled up my leg? Does this corn maze ever end? #iaminhell
Just followed annoying family home. They live four houses down the street. #figures #gonnagetteepeed
Notice any differences?
So there you have it. Don't get me wrong, I do occasionally use Facebook. I like to stay in touch with friends that live far away or I haven't seen in years and it's easier (aka lazy) to like posted pictures or comments than actually picking up a phone or sending an email (note the sarcasm). But I definitely feel like I fit in better with the Twitter crowd.
So while everyone on Facebook is enjoying their perfect existence, I will readily admit to the Twitter crowd when I have a day (or ten) where all I can do is sit back, plug my ears, and scream SERENITY NOW!
So what about you guys? Do you find you post more on Twitter or Facebook?