Monday, December 14, 2009


Do you ever find that people will say things online that they wouldn’t normally say in person?  Like somehow Face Book removes the filter in your brain which normally prevents you from saying stupid or rude things?  It’s true.  I’m sure I’ve been guilty of this too, but not as guilty as the example I’m about to give.

On Saturday night we came home from a Christmas party, and I decided to check my email before I went to bed.  I found several Face Book notifications, one being a comment from someone after a comment I wrote.

Without delving into it too much, the status was about a baby getting their 2 month shots, and I responded with something that my daughter did after her first shots.  This status was actually a few weeks old, but anywho… someone wrote after my comment, “Tammie your a b!tch!”  (That’s an exact quote.)

I may or may not have been a little tipsy from the Pink-Panty-Pull-Downs at the Christmas party, but my immediate thought was if someone is going to call me a bitch they could at least spell my name and bitch correctly!  My second thought was, WTF??  After researching it further, I figured out who the person was, and it’s a 12 (?) year old girl that I really don’t even know. 

Since I don’t mind be called a bitch, I’m pretty much over it.  However, I sure would like to know if this girl I don’t even know has some sort of a beef with me!

Moving On…

What do you think of when you think of aerobics?  That word usually conjures an image like this in my head:


I know you know what I’m talking about.  The 80’s hair, leg warmers, leotard, tights…the whole bit.  Ok, so, today when I picked Alivia up from school the first thing she says to me as we’re walking to the car is:  “Mom, Danny and Hayden wanted to know if you were an aerobics instructor.”

Ha!  I think I may have laughed right out loud!  First of all, Alivia had no idea what an aerobics instructor was.  Second, these two boys are in 6th grade, so I’m pretty sure they do know what an aerobics instructor is.

I figure this says one of two things about me.  1.  I’m so super fit that these boys clearly think I’m an aspiring Jillian Michaels.  Or, 2.  They’re thinking why is this woman always wearing sweat pants?

I’m hoping it’s #1.  But, hey, at least they didn’t call me a bitch.


Abbie said...

What do 12 year old girls know anyway? I'm 31 and I don't think you're a b!tch.
Note: Your admirer also spelled "your" incorrectly. Hope that helps!

RN Mama said...

Hehehe... that's why I put it was a direct quote:) Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed that error!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I knew we had a lot in common, I'm a sweatpants wearing bitch too!

What's up with your & the kids these days?

Stephanie said...

You know, I get friend requests from 12 year olds that know my family all the time. Seriously? Aren't your parents still brushing your hair? LOL

Leah said...

A !2 y/o shouldn't be allowed to have a facebook account.

I'm pretty sure it's #1, and those kids may have a crush on you.

Hillary said...

I feel like the 12 year old girl probably would have called you a b!tch to your face because clearly she has no class to begin with. Maybe she needs a girl scout leader to mentor her...or maybe she just needs some parents that actually parent!

Did I tell you that I went to a cardio-dance class a month ago? Within 5 minutes I realized it was straight up 80's aerobics, and within 15 minutes I was downstairs on a treadmill.

Amy said...

OMG, the stupid 12 year old used "your" incorrectly! Nothing is more annoying than the your/you're there/their thing.

Well, except 12 year old girls maybe.

I think the 6th grade boys may have a crush on you. Too cute!

jill said...

sounds like that snotty little brat needs a grammar lesson. wth?!? and while you're definitely not a bitch, i HAVE decided you're my idol. you're fabulous!!!!!!

Corrie and Phil said...

I'm sure the 12-year-old girl has a crush on the boys who think you're a hot aerobics instructor. You know...middle school love triangles! She's jealous, and FB is her best attempt at scaring you off. That's it!

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

I am really shocked. I can't imagine 12 year olds using that kind of language. I think you are being really sportive about it.

Lance said...

I do not have a filter on facebook or in real life. My kids told so much last night. I assured them that from now on I'm going to stop telling them the truth and just lie to them like all the other adults in their lives.