If you’ve spent the last few years under a rock, you might need a synopsis to bring you up to speed on the legal aspects of the Michael Vick case.
Due to his arrival to the NY/NJ metropolitan area to play for the JETS football franchise, he is again big local news. Some of the photos that are circulating Facebook remind me of a few responses to my last post.
I pondered the baby-in-the NICU photo days. I asked my trusted advisers, a couple of folks not afraid to say “no” to me . They both said pretty much the same thing: “The photo is too upsetting to post, and it will not enhance your story. Besides, you can go to many sites and get a picture of a baby under the photo-therapy lights.” This is true, it just wouldn’t be my baby.
Then, as a reward for finishing my post and answering fan mail, I allowed myself a little Facebook time. Yes, it is true, I have been on a little FB diet and have started to use it to behavior modify myself. Don’t snigger, especially if you do the same with Candy Crush!
On FB what do I see? An extremely graphic photo of a dog, tortured to death. It was linked to outrage about the Vick case.
What if posting my story (image included) would help another mother who might have to have a scary NICU experience?
In the end, I felt my advisory board was right and my post feels complete without the photo . I had an attitude: Facebook, I’ll make you a deal. I won’t show you my NICU baby, you don’t show me anymore photos of meetings Michael Vick has had with dogs.
Then I read this game changing post by on the site “Raining Cats and Dogs.” “Why We Shouldn’t Let it Go.” I used my woman’s prerogative and changed my mind. We could make change if we fail to support Jets football.
Facebook, let’s make a deal. You don’t show me anymore Jets football and I won’t show you my NICU baby. Both are too hard to watch, knowing what we now know.