Why do people post this crap on Facebook? I can see her wanting to “document it”, but does that mean you need to share it with everyone? I’m proud that my kids learned to crap in the potty when they did, but I really don’t feel the need to ever revisit that memory with the aid of a picture.
Frankly, I can’t even imagine anyone wanting to take a picture of their kid’s shit, let ALONE posting it in a public forum. Why does parenthood turn (some) people into such egocentrics? EVERYTHING MY CHILD DOES IS MAGICAL.
I’d say that they should post this up on STFU Parents, but I really don’t want to have to look at it again.
Holy smelly shit Batman…
Its not like there wont be a billion other shits in the future. Why even train a kid to use a plastic pot, when you are the poor bastard that has to scrub shit out of it? That’s why toilets have water and flush capability.
I love my kids; there’s even a certain excitement that comes with potty training that no parent can deny. But a lot of that excitement comes with knowing that you no longer have to look at the shit in the diapers. I think my children are gorgeous, but I have no desire whatsoever to look at their poo, and even less of an urge to share that image with 450 of my closest friends.
You know, when our kid did this, we called Grandma and Grandpa and told them the news. That’s it. Because, other than us, they were the only ones who cared. Even if we felt the need to share it via Facebook, we certainly wouldn’t have posted photographic evidence of it. Fucking peasants.
I was once sitting on the toilet, eating some leftover halloween candy and playing Mario Picross on my Gameboy. If anyone cares, it’s a puzzle game where you fill in (or leave blank) certain squares of a grid to reveal an elaborate picture.
Anyway, I was getting really into this puzzle (it ended up being a large flower) and I dropped a tootsie roll. I reached down and grabbed it off of the floor immediately, to avoid the 5 second rule. I blew it off without even looking at it and popped it into my mouth.
At this moment, 2 things crossed my mind. 1) We have a pet rabbit and 2) I did not have a tootsie roll in my mouth.
Is it just me, or, when you read #34, did you think “dropped a tootsie roll’ was a euphemism? It wasn’t until the end of the post that it all (kinda) made sense. I sat here thinking, “If you’re on the toilet, when would you pick your poop up off the floor? And why would you eat it?”
Why do people insist of posting pictures of their child’s shit on facebook? Nobody wants to see that. In fact, nobody even cares that your child has taken a shit in the potty apart from you, so why post pictures of it?
coming from a mother who will be proud of their childs first poo in the pot….
this is gross. no one wants to see your kids poop. or your child smiling posing with said poo. its a proud moment that you, your child and your husband can share with the eachother, the grandparents and the pediatrician. not your whole facebook.
^ Once again, this is a lamebook FAIL. One would hope that the mother has the photo set so that only friends of hers can see it. In which case, the only real reason it should fall into the possible hands of the pedos is if some moron posts it on an internet site such as this or STFU parents for all to see.
and just while I’m polishing off my soap box, I would like to point out that Lamebook is actually breaching copyright laws – this photo belongs to the poster (who is presumably the owner as they have clicked the rights box on facebook)/facebook (because of their silly small print) and shouldn’t be redistributed without written consent. Unless it can be proved that the poster/facebook have given their permission for republication this is actually pretty damn illegal. Not to mention wrong.
stfu nor’n monkey, about legal shit you know nothing about. the photo was published in the public domain (which facebook is). there is no copyright and lamebook isn’t doing anything wrong by republishing. if you want to hold copyright over your photos, don’t then waive the copyright by uploading it.
Okay, so the ‘wrong’ was my own opinion! As my personal preference, I don’t particularly want to see this stuff!
Harm? In this case, ‘harm’ isn’t quite the dictionary definition, rather a legal one.
I’m pretty sure the mother wouldn’t be particularly happy that the photo that has their child on (face blurred or not) has been put on a public forum for ‘discussion’, and would have a good case for non-intended use. While I personally am not of the ‘Eeeek, there could be pedo’s looking’ school of thought, and don’t think that this image is particularly ‘pedo-fodder’, this mother may well be, and may see this as breaching her rights/safety of her child.
I work with photo copyright. It’s a sticky business sometimes. The laws are hazy, and not enough people have their rights protected.
Damn. You responded. Now I have to intellectually engage with you.
I basically agree with you, though I am glad this site exists, and don’t think it should be shut down. I shan’t be starting an internet argument, since I am too lazy to create an argument of coherence. I will say that it’s more of a privacy issue than a copyright one. Copyright infringement is just a useful claim to deal with the larger issue
I will NEVER understand why people take pictures of their children in the bath or having a shit. Yeah, maybe it’s a special moment, but it’s not one you would ever be able to display – which is surely why photographs are taken.
I just do not understand it. What happens when you have a kid? Does part of your brain get shat out during the birth, and for evermore you think that posting pictures like this is a good idea? For me, it goes a long the same lines as watching women, who are smart and who have successful careers, go goo goo at the sight of a baby. Gathering around the thing like a pack of hungry wolves, reverting to these bumbling idiots with the baby talk and updates on feeding and the frequency and consistency of it’s nappy changes.
Thanks for saying it welshraz. I was kind to all my friends with kids and their poop BS until they started making me feel bad for putting off having children. Sorry, need my brain for a few more years…
No problem, BitterPretty. I was shunned at my last job, called a child hater and all sorts because I didn’t want to hold/look at/talk about other people’s children. And when I dared to say that I may never have children, it was like I had taken a crap on their desk. Horrified would be an understatement.
I just did a shit today, do I have to take a picture and post it online? will I get a pat on the shoulder? FYI everyone should do a shit, unless your kid doen’t have a bumhole (in that case, yes it would be a miracle) there is no need to be proud.
well who ever is using my real name to post obviously knows me so well…
I actually laughed at the comment “lunch!”
I didnt even realise it was posted by someone posing as me!
Boy, I sure am special enough to have my own imposter! I’ve finally started to take over the world!
As a parent of a child I am potty training, I don’t understand this picture on MANY different levels.
1. Why would you EVER take a picture of your CHILD naked? Isn’t that sort of illegal or something?
2. While I am proud of my daughter when she makes it in the potty, I don’t feel the urge to save it, treasure it, etc… Flush it, give the kid a sticker and move the fuck on. What would you do with a picture of your kid’s first poop? Pull it out before she goes on her first date? Frame it and put it on the wall of the house? Make a scrapbook??? Seriously people!
3. Even if you do take a picture of your kid’s first poop in the potty, why post it on facebook for the world to see? EEW!!! And TMI! And embarrassing!
I feel so bad for this poor little girl because even after she is potty trained, she will still have to be raised by these maniac weirdo parents.
potty chairs are so stupid, yeah, that’s what i wanna do, is have a little toilet next to the one that actually works that i will have to empty later, blech, may as well have your kids use the fucking kitty box, just put them on the fucking regular potty and use the seat adaptor thing and teach them to flush while you’re at it…