The Humble Brag: The Worst Offenses of Online Parent Gloating

This is Henry, my 9-month-old who constantly sings the alphabet. It's SO annoying when I'm trying to write.

We all know them. The parents who love to be “annoyed” by all the amazing things their children are doing.

You know the ones. Those Facebook friends who like to keep you informed of every little milestone by complaining about it.

Babble’s Rhiana Maidenberg decided to take action against the worst offenders of online parent gloating and has compiled a list of the ten worst offenses.  Here are just a few:

Exhibit A: “My 19-month-old won’t stop talking. It is driving me crazy!”

Exhibit B: “I was so sick during my pregnancy. I only was able to gain 10 pounds!”

Exhibit C: “I am so tired of being asked if I am my childrens’ nanny. I can’t help that I look so young.”

Exhibit D: “Whenever I take my child anywhere, strangers always stop us to admire her. I can’t even go grocery shopping in peace!”

To check out the rest and see if you know a few humble braggarts click here and check out Maidenberg’s article, The Humble Brag, including her stellar commentary.

I never gloat. In fact, I’m a slacker parent. I mean, my kid speaks Spanish but it’s because of Dora The Explorer, not me. To illustrate just what a lazy parent I am I wanted to show you how smart my kid is because of Nick Jr. She’s all the time following me around with this book of shapes, wanting to talk about shapes, specifically trapezoids and parallelagrams. It’s SO annoying. I mean, seriously. How am I supposed to get anything done? Sigh.

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