Oh, Instagram. It’s the social media platform we just can’t seem to get enough of! Those little boxes — curated to perfection — tell such a pretty story for friends, family, and even random strangers. But, do those squares tell the full story? The answer is a resounding: nope — especially when you’re a parent!
I once shared a look at what life really looks like “behind the curtain” of my Instagram. A little side-by-side comparison of Instagram vs. Reality showed that the perfectly posed photos of my children were really random flukes in a series of blurry shots of my daughter flashing her underpants. And the lovely bright lighting of my food photos? Well, that was achieved by moving my dinner prep to the living room where natural light abounds.
The one thing I failed to mention, though, was the man behind the Instagram — my poor, poor husband. I’m pretty sure I make him rethink this whole marriage thing every time I ask him for “just one more shot of this outfit” or to try it from a better angle. And don’t even get me started on his irritation level when I make him wait to eat a meal because “I have to take a picture first!” [Insert cringey-faced emoji here.]
The struggle is real. And because of it, a new breed of men (like my husband) have emerged: The Instagram Husband.
Humorously portraying the real reason we keep our hubby’s around, the folks at The Mystery Hour created a satirical video illustrating their plight. Because, “Behind every cute girl on Instagram is a guy like me … and a brick wall.”More On