No! Not the back-to-school photos! You are dreading this moment. It’s back-to-school time and there are going to be Facebook photos. Your friends have already updated their status’ with: “Little Marta is going to school for the first time!” and “Tiny Timmy wants to wear his Elvis outfit for his first day of school!”
Whether your friends kids are just babies or they are toddlers going off to school, you will see Facebook photos. Teacher friend Sally updates her status: “It’s Billy’s first day of daycare and I am so sad.” Back-to-work mom friend says: “I can’t believe I have to send Marta to daycare already.” For the love of infertility, Facebook Friends, stop posting daily photos already! We’ve seen photos of your pregnancy, ultrasounds, actual live births (which was a bit disturbing)…Little Cathy’s first burp, first pooh, first nipple feeding, first trip to the zoo, first bath, every single Christmas and now, first day of school! We even commented on the photos saying “Awww. Little Jimmy looks so cute in his sailor uniform!” and “I sure do like Cindy’s nifty red shoes!” but seriously folks, you really are unknowingly tormenting us infertile people.
Sure, you could tell us ‘Well, just don’t look at the photos.’ But we do and we will. You like to torment yourself as you later cry to your husband because your Facebook friend just posted a back-to-school photo of her child. You have sat quietly while all your Facebook friends posted photos of their growing bellies and stayed silent while reading their status updates asking other mommies questions about sleep training and breast feeding. Maybe you should post photos of your first IUI procedure, your follicle’s first trigger injection or your IVF ultrasound photos. OMG, your right follicle is soooo cute! Where is the hide button again?
Although WHEN we are pregnant, we will probably post similar photos and status updates. We will just try to be a little more sensitive.