STFU Parents: Rules For Visiting Your Friend’s New Baby, According To Facebook
1. Positive Word Association
Cindy is perfectly polite in her request for some help, but I can’t help feeling like she’s sitting in front a spreadsheet with a list of shit for others to do. It’s kind of like when a bride starts asking her bridesmaids to do everything for her, from running personal errands to coordinating the actual wedding. It gets to be too much. I’m also not really feeling the “compensation” tactics here. Gaze upon Cindy’s beautiful daughter and then go outside and tend to her garden? If I’m going to assist a friend with “household tasks” after she has a baby, it’ll just be because I want to help. Facebook won’t be a factor.