STFU Parents: Don’t Brag Online About Spoiling Your Kids This Christmas
3. Staged Happiness
“Okay, kids, grab all your shit and bring it into the kitchen! I’ve got to meticulously stack up your piles of loot so that you can individually pose with all your holiday goodies for my Facebook friends to admire.” Ugh. There’s something depressing about posing children in front of a bunch of plastic gifts like they’re visiting the Grand Canyon. Sadly, this scene is a whole other kind of “earthly wonder” that will later re-appear in the form of a landfill.