I can hear you now “what is she on about now?” After all, what is a “fake like”? Well let me tell you because this week on Ranty Friday I am both mildly ranty but actually really sad that social media has come to this. Below is a copy of an email I received this week:
It has been a while since my last confession. Oh hang on a minute. Wrong script.
Let’s start again
Father Christmas, hello
ah morning morning morning. My busiest time of the day. The results of which normally exhaust me. The theme today for The Gallery is Morning and I expect there will be beautiful dawns, cheery baby smiles, pictures of toast but for me the picture above is what morning means to me.
“I wrote this review while participating in an influencer campaign by Mumsnet on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate”
Parent’s & Children’s Views & Attitudes About Vision Correction* is a survey that was conducted by Mumsnet on behalf
of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd recently. It caught my eye and I asked to be involved as wearing glasses and how it affects children is something I can really empathise with.
I wore glasses from about 18 months. Yes that is me above with my glasses, though not the pink ones. Remember those pink NHS ones? Yep. That was me. I had those. And to correct a really pronounced lazy eye I wore a patch over one lens. Ahhh how cute you might think. Well let me tell you other children don’t think it is cute. Other children could be horrid.
There has been much debate today with some friends about how to make the perfect cuppa. Be it tea or coffee. Sparked by one friend saying “I hate making tea. I don’t really drink it so I can’t make it”. I have similar thoughts on coffee, I can’t make coffee and do you know what, I don’t care as I don’t drink it. And thankfully Mr B drinks it black so I can’t go wrong with that.
Following on from my post on Friday (what do you mean “what post?” It is here Ranty Friday. Go read it. I will wait for you to come back) where I had a full blown rant about a teacher’s attitude I thought I would follow it up with the exact opposite. Something that just by its very nature promotes positivity in body image.
I am waffling. Let me rein it in and explain
We hear this alot don’t we?
I know somebody who worked in a bank and there was a really strict rule about not judging people coming into the bank to open an account. To not treat the person looking incredibly scruffy as though they were a tramp. The rule was brought in back in the seventies when a very scruffy man did walk into a branch and enquire about opening an account. The clerk looked at his messy hair, un-shaven face and crumpled shirt and said that they didn’t think that he would be a suitable customer.
Yep. Apparently so. If you are fat you cannot be either beautiful or successful.
Let me explain. I saw a good friend of mine this week as she came to my house straight from a meeting at school where she had been discussing one of her children with the Deputy Head. The above words actually came out of the Deputy Head’s mouth.
“well if you are fat you can’t be beautiful and nobody who is fat will ever be successful”.
From a Deputy Head of a school full of children.