"Let’s face it, you’d rather be posting a heavily filtered picture of your kid playing soccer to Instagram than watching your kid actually play soccer. Posting a picture to Instagram turns a mundane event like watching Skyler, Mercedes, or Kennedy stumble around in the freezing rain for an hour into an opportunity for us to get validation. We’ve taken that annoying event and turned it into something meaningful. Now the kid’s soccer match is about the parent. There’s value in that, isn’t there? (Asking for a friend.)"


The Magazine: ‘Quality Time’ by John Moltz (via everythinginthesky)

I’ve seen this a couple of times today, and with respect to everyone involved in the reblog chain: the OP can fuck right the fucking fuck off. I would relish the chance for some professional nerd (who makes a living blogging, of all things) to come to my kid’s soccer matches or baseball games and tell me I’m doing it wrong. Yes, sometimes I pause a minute to take a picture and post it. No, I am definitely not doing it to make it about me, or to get validation. Maybe he reveals a bit more about himself and his own motivations than he meant to. Maybe his raison d’net is to get validation, and maybe that’s more important than paying attention to his kids, if he even has them. But I’m just sharing what I’m up to primarily because I’m under the (maybe false) impression that my friends and family care, and secondly to create a document of the events that I might want to look back on someday.

TL;DR: if Moltz has the balls to question my parenting priorities, he’d better do it to my face instead of from his mom’s basement. Fuck that guy.

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  6. angelablack said: I thought that article was more about John being a firestarter than anything else. I hope he gets help. ;)