STFU Parents: Parents Go For The Gold With Obnoxious Olympics Status Updates

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Olympics excitement has been at a fever pitch among viewers for nearly two weeks, and parents are no exception. All you have to do is take a look at Aly Raisman‘s parents to know that much. And in typical fashion, many parents (along with millions of people in general) have taken to social media to post status updates about the Games. Most of them are harmless (I’m thankful that no one has sent me any “Olympic-sized poop” pictures), but if my STFU, Parents email inbox is any indication, it’s safe to say there’s an oversaturation of Olympics “coverage” being posted by parents. Of course, the same could be said for any person who can’t stop talking about the Olympics these days, but for the purposes of this column, I’ve put together a collection of examples that showcase the variety of updates being posted by parents. Oh, and did I mention that one of them was posted by an Olympian? As it turns out, even the best athletes in the world dabble in social media TMI. So get out your score cards, and tell me in the comments how you think these Olympics-inspired updates rank.

1. Mom Olympics


According to a lot of moms, parenting should be an Olympic event. I’ve heard this before in the form of other suggestions: reality show, game show, etc., so it comes as no surprise that some parents think it’s a clever joke. I can also understand the feeling of having “earned a medal” after a long day, but let’s face it, being an Olympic competitor and being a mom are two totally different things.

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