In today’s social media-obsessed society, some parents believe we should limit the amount we share about our children online. Celebs like Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell refuse to allow pics of their children on social media for reasons like safety and privacy. But Marcy Carrington, a mother of two, has a different reason. Marcy refuses to allow pictures of her children on social media because they’ll get more likes than her selfies.
Talk about self-empowerment!
Marcy’s social media presence is all about her, and she plans to keep it that way. Yes, she has an adorable 3-year-old girl, a newborn baby boy, and a private Instagram account, but she doesn’t want her kids to define her. She’d rather be defined by #iwokeuplikethis selfies that she takes after applying makeup and finding the perfect light.
“I work hard on my selfies and I’m not about to let the kids I made outshine that by just standing there,” Marcy said. She then relayed the traumatizing story of what happened to a friend, Tamra, who recently shared too much of her children online. Tamra posted what she thought was a totally innocent video of her toddler biting into a popsicle and yelling “too cold!” But that video got 182 likes, almost double what Tamra gets on a selfie. “After that, Tamra felt like her selfies were worth nothing,” explains Marcy, as her eyes welled up with tears. “I don’t want to be forgotten like that.”
Marcy refuses to accept Tamra’s fate. You won’t see any pics of her kids on Instagram or Facebook, and she takes every precaution possible to stop her friends from posting them. In fact, every time a friend of Marcy’s asks her if they can post a pic of her kids, she instead asks if they’d like to post a pic of her. Marcy is making her own rules, and we’re loving it!
“If my kids want likes, they can become adults, get their own social media accounts, and put in the work, just like their mother had to. My kids are not going to have their likes handed to them.”
Yas, girl! Go get yours!