Something I’ve been thinking about…
IRL, I’m one of the crunchiest people I know because I make about half of my cleaners and use rags instead of paper towels.
Online, I’d be kicked out of Camp Crunchy in a heartbeat for using disposable diapers.
IRL, I eat more whole foods than 95% of the people around me.
Online, the fact that I like a can of Spaghettios here and there means I’m fair game for scathing comments about my junky diet.
IRL, I’m one of the most “free-range” parents in my circle because I send my 4th grader into the store by himself and I don’t feel the need to cross every street with my children.
Online, that pretty much just means I’m not a helicopter parent.
IRL, I’m safety-minded and careful with my babies.
Online, I’d likely get blasted in a “bad parent” meme due to the fact that my kiddos rode in car seats with winter jackets on sometimes.
IRL, making pizza from scratch means buying pre-made dough for many people, so the fact that I make my own from flour, yeast, etc. makes me fairly remarkable.
Online, the fact that I don’t grind my own flour means I “cheat a little.”
IRL, I can tell my birth story and get amazed and awed responses, but no judgmental questions.
Online, I’ve had to defend my c-section, my diet, my prenatal care, and even the spacing of my children to total strangers.
IRL, my lack of cable is a real rarity.
Online, it doesn’t really count since I have Netflix and Hulu.
IRL, I’m a young-ish mommy with a larger-than-average family.
Online, I’m an old lady with a smallish family.
IRL, I’m very sensitive and a bit of a people pleaser.
Online, I’m very sensitive and a bit of a people pleaser.
Well, at least that’s something.