People are mortified to find out how many moms daydream about being hospitalized

It’s hard to explain the relentless intensity of having young children if you haven’t done it. It’s wonderful, beautiful, magical and all of that—it truly is—but it’s a lot. Like, a lot. It’s a bit like running an ultramarathon through the most beautiful landscape you can imagine. There’s no question that it’s amazing, but it’s really, really hard. And sometimes there are storms or big hills or obstacles or twisted ankles or some other thing that makes it even more challenging for a while.

Unfortunately, a lot of moms feel like they’re running that marathon alone. Some actually are. Some have partners who don’t pull their weight. But even with an equal partner, the early years tend to be mom-heavy, and it takes a toll.

In fact, that toll is so great that it’s not unusual for moms to fantasize about being hospitalized—not with anything serious, just something that requires a short stay—simply to get a genuine break.


In a thread on X (formerly Twitter), a mom named Emily shared this truth: “[I don’t know] if the lack of community care in our culture is more evident than when moms casually say they daydream about being hospitalized for something only moderately serious so that they are forced to not have any responsibilities for like 3 days.”

In a follow-up tweet, she added, “And other moms are like ‘yeah totally’ while childfree Gen Z girls’ mouths hang open in horror.”

Other moms corroborated, not only with the fantasy but the reality of getting a hospital break:

“And can confirm: I have the fondest memories of my appendicitis that almost burst 3 weeks after my third was born bc I emergency had to go get it taken out and I mean I let my neighbor take my toddlers and I let my husband give the baby formula, and I slept until I was actually rested. Under the knife, but still. It was really nice,” wrote one mom.

“I got mastitis when my first was 4 months old. I had to have surgery, but my hospital room had a nice view, my mom came to see me, the baby was with me but other people mostly took care of her, bliss,” shared another.

Some people tried to blame lackadaisical husbands and fathers for moms feeling overwhelmed, but as Emily pointed out, it’s not always enough to have a supportive spouse. That’s why she pointed to “lack of community care” in her original post.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to raise a mother. Without the proverbial village, we end up bearing too much of the weight of childrearing ourselves. We’re not just running the ultramarathon—we’re also carrying the water, bandaging the blisters, moving fallen trees out of the way, washing the sweat out of our clothes—and we’re doing it all without any rest.

Why don’t moms just take a vacation instead of daydreaming about hospitalization? It’s not that simple. Many people don’t have the means for a getaway, but even if they do, there’s a certain level of “mom guilt” that comes with purposefully leaving your young children. Vacations usually require planning and decision-making as well, and decision fatigue is one of the most exhausting parts of parenting.

Strange as it may seem, the reason hospitalization is attractive is that it’s forced—if you’re in the hospital, you have to be there, so there’s no guilt about choosing to leave. It involves no decision-making—someone else is calling the all shots. You literally have no responsibilities in the hospital except resting—no one needs anything from you. And unlike when you’re on vacation, most people who are caring for your kids when you’re in the hospital aren’t going to constantly contact you to ask you questions. They’ll leave you to let you rest.

Paula Fitzgibbons shares that had three kids under the age of 3 in 11 months (two by adoption and one by birth). Her husband, despite being very involved and supportive, had a 1.5 hour commute for work, so the lion’s share of childcare—”delightful utter chaos” as she refers to it—fell on her shoulders. At one point, she ended up in the ER with atrial fibrillation, and due to family medical history was kept in the hospital for a few days for tests and monitoring.

“When people came to visit me or called to see how I was, I responded that I was enjoying my time at ‘the spa,’ and though I missed my family, I was soaking it all in,” she tells Upworthy. “My husband understood. Other mothers understood. The medical staff did not know what to make of my cheerful demeanor, but there I was, lying in bed reading and sleeping for four straight days with zero guilt. What a gift for a new mom.”

When you have young children, your concept of what’s relaxing shifts. I recall almost falling asleep during one of my first dental cleanings after having kids. That chair was so comfy and no one needed anything from me—I didn’t even care what they were doing to my teeth. It felt like heaven to lie down and rest without any demands being made of me other than “Open a little wider, please.”

Obviously, being hospitalized isn’t ideal for a whole host of reasons, but the desire is real. There aren’t a lot of simple solutions to the issue of moms needing a real break—not just an hour or two, but a few days—but maybe if society were structured in such a way that we had smaller, more frequent respites and spread the work of parenting across the community, we wouldn’t feel as much of a desire to be hospitalized simply to be able to be able to rejuvenate.

This article originally appeared on 9.7.23

Source: https://www.upworthy.com/moms-fantasize-about-being-hospitalized-for-a-break-rp3

Her Mother-In-Law Tried To Lecture Her About How A Marriage Should Work, So She Kicked Her Out Of The House

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When are in-laws going to learn to mind their own business?

The answer is most likely…NEVER.

But at least these kinds of stories keep us entertained, right?

Was this woman wrong for how she reacted to her MIL?

Let’s see what’s going on here…

“My husband, Tom, and I recently moved into our house, today we hosted our first dinner party with my mother in law (MIL), FIL, BILs and their wives and SIL.

She put a lot of work into this.

I took a day off from the my business to make sure everything was perfect. I spent hours on my feet to make sure everything was perfect, I went grocery shopping, cleaned the house and cooked.

By the time everyone got here I was exhausted but I still entertained everyone because I was so excited to have them over.

Everyone was having a good time, even MIL, I think its because Tom and I sat at opposite end of the table and she got to sit next to him. We moved to the living room to have dessert and that’s when everything went to ****.

I was in the kitchen with SIL plating up the desserts she brought and making more ice cream. A few minutes later Tom came back and started clearing up the dishes that were on the table, I didn’t ask him to do this, he’s just like this.

MIL heard us talking and came to the kitchen and saw Tom loading the dishwasher, she asked if he knew what he was doing and he told her he did.

She couldn’t keep her mouth shut…

MIL came in after Tom went back to the living room and said (I forgot some of the other stuff she said), “if you needed help with cleaning up you could have asked us to do it instead of stressing Tom with it. He’s not good at this sort of thing and he has had a long day at work. The key to a happy marriage is working together and making life easier for each other. Tom works so hard, he bought this house and everything in it to make life easier for you. The least you can do is clean up”.

I told her I didn’t ask for help, Tom just helped because this is house too and he wants to make life easier for me. I also asked her if she realised it wasn’t 1993 because Tom isn’t a baby anymore he’s capable of cleaning up, its not rocket science.

This lady has been around the block…

I told her we don’t need marriage advice, especially from her because she said something about making our marriage last while she’s was on marriage number 3/7 at my age.

She called me angry and said I had no need to be vicious, I told her I’d show her vicious and I left the room. MIL followed me to the door and I told her get out, she did and then started crying.

Everyone came to see what was going on and I told them I’m tired of MIL and her nastiness she tries to hide by being passive aggressive. FIL apologised for her and I told him I don’t accept, she can apologise for herself or leave.

See ya later!

Tom and his brother Andrew told her to apologise and she refused so I shut the door in her face and went to the kitchen. FIL and one of DH’s brothers and his girlfriend left soon after. The rest that stayed had a good time and they left two hours ago.

All hell has broken loose and I’m getting messages basically calling me an *******. I don’t think I was but Tom and everyone who stayed is biased because they can’t stand MIL, so I don’t know.

AITA?”

Here’s what Reddit users had to say about this.

This reader said she’s NTA.

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Another Reddit user shared their thoughts.

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This person nailed it.

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Another individual said she’s doing the right thing.

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This person said the mother-in-law is to blame here.

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Well, that doesn’t sound like a fun situation…

No doubt about that!

If you enjoyed this story, check out this post about a daughter who invited herself to her parents’ 40th anniversary vacation for all the wrong reasons.

Source: https://twistedsifter.com/2024/05/her-mother-in-law-tried-to-lecture-her-about-how-a-marriage-should-work-so-she-kicked-her-out-of-the-house/

Steve Burns shares the one 'Blue's Clues' catchphrase that used to 'concern' him

Steve Burns’ “Blues Clues” days might be behind him, but he has continued to be a source of inspiration for the now grown adults who once helped fill his handy dandy notebook.

The beloved former host has brought millennial fans to tears (and laughter) on multiple occasions with his heartfelt TikToks—from silent check-ins to awkward dating stories.

One video, recently posted by @umbrella.memes2, shows Burns delivering a commencement speech to a group of SUNY Delhi graduates. It’s filled with humor, but there’s one joke that’s particularly cute—with a beautiful twist.


Burns began by reminiscing about his “Blues” days, dubbing himself “the original gangster host” and joking about the “meaningful conversations” he’d had with condiments, going “crazy” when the mail showed up and searching for clues that “were painfully obvious to everyone” but him.

“And that’s where you came in, my friend,” he told the crowd. “In each and every episode, I would need your help and so I would stand in front of the camera and look into the lens as if I was looking right at you, my ride or die, and I would ask, ‘Will you help me?’”

He then shared how one of his most common catchphrases used to “concern” him, given that his mostly preschool audience was a “very literal group of people.”

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“Very often, someone will repeat to me a phrase that I said all the time on every episode,” Burns recalled. “And that’s, ‘If you use your mind and take a step at a time, you can do anything that you wanna do.’”

Apparently one young viewer named Brian did in fact take the mantra to heart, and wrote to Burns saying “Dear Steve, I love your show. I want to be a pizza.”

“As the years passed, I’ve often thought of Brian, worried that he’s lived his life according to my advice in pursuit of the dream of actually becoming a piece of pizza. And I wonder if Brian is out there somewhere deeply disappointed, covered in marinara sauce. And I hope that he’s not,” Burns quipped.

This is where the speech took a profound turn.

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Burns told that audience he hopes that rather than taking the message literally, folks will use the catchphrase as “an empowering reminder of the power of hard work” and an “empowering reminder of the importance of having a dream.”

“We’re all expected to have one of those, aren’t we?” he asked, before contemplating on how we are expected to know “what will ultimately make us happy” from an early age, and then “to follow it relentlessly.”

“It’s absurd, when you think about it.”

Burns then shared his own dream of becoming a serious actor, and how, even if it didn’t pan out the way he expected it to, the pursuing of that dream did help him find fulfillment.

“I left college to be a brooding, very serious, definitely pretentious actor in New York City. I wanted to live a life of impenetrable theatre and make films that no one would see. That was my dream. And it had absolute nothing to do with being on children’s television.”

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That’s where the clip cuts off, but according to a post from SUNY’s Facebook, his conclusion was:

“Your life may not lead to your dream. But your dream will lead you to your life. There are often incredible opportunities in the surrounding areas, to the right and left, north and south of your dream. I’m a living breathing example of that fact, and my wish for you is that you will be too.”

Oh Steve, there you go again…tugging at our heartstrings and giving us remarkable wisdom.

Needless to say, viewers were moved…not to mention a little nostalgic.

“This is how you do a commencement speech. Inspiring people going forward and encouraging them in such a pure spirit,” one person wrote.

Another added, “I’m 28 and ‘Blue’s Clues’ was my everything. I still have my red chair and handy dandy notebook. As an adult having Steve talk to me makes me feel so good about myself…thank you Steve.”

We are so glad your dream brought you to where you are, Steve. May we all have the courage to follow our own dreams and be open to where they take us.

Source: https://www.upworthy.com/steve-burns-commencement-speech

When Was the Summer House Season 8 Reunion Filmed?

Catch Part 1 of the ‘Summer House’ Season 8 reunion on June 6 at 9 p.m. EST, followed by Part 2 on June 13, also at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

(L-R) Danielle Olivera, Jesse Solomon, Paige DeSorbo, Lindsay Hubbard, Ciara Miller, Carl Radke, Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, West Wilson, and Gabby Prescod at the 'Summer House' Season 8 reunion.
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Another season of Summer House is hurtling toward its finale, but the excitement isn’t over yet — it’s almost time for the highly anticipated two-part reunion special! True to tradition, Bravo brings the entire cast together for a chaotic recap of the season’s highs and lows, sprinkled with some juicy post-show drama.

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As we all eagerly await the Season 8 finale, audiences are buzzing with curiosity about the reunion. For starters, when exactly was the Summer House Season 8 reunion filmed? Read on to uncover all the known details!

(L-R) Kyle Cooke rides a tricycle into a pool as Carl Radke, Jesse Solomon, and Craig Conover smile and watch in Season 8 of 'Summer House.'
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When was the ‘Summer House’ Season 8 reunion filmed?

Surprise! As it turns out, the Summer House Season 8 reunion was filmed in early May 2024. On Friday, May 3, host Andy Cohen made it official, announcing that the cameras were all set for the reunion in New York City.

“I’m pumped,” Andy shared via his Instagram Story, giving fans a peek at a stack of cards brimming with juicy questions sent in by Summer House fans.

Adding to the confirmation, returning cast member Gabby Prescod shared a selfie from a car, writing via her Instagram Story at 5:55 a.m. EST, “Rise and shine. It’s reunion time.”

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Ahead of the highly-anticipated two-part reunion, stars Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, and Ciara Miller sat down with Life & Style and teased that the Season 8 reunion will be quite a “spicy” special.

Ciara told the outlet that filming the reunion was quite a “long day,” a sentiment that Kyle echoed, suggesting it might just become the “longest reunion in Summer House history.”

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Amanda revealed that amidst the moments of both tears and laughter, the expected drama was ever-so-present. Speaking to Life & Style, she emphasized, “There was obviously a lot of drama.”

While Ciara pointed out that there wasn’t “too much yelling” among the cast, they all agreed that fans would be satisfied with how the season concludes.

“I think everyone answers everyone’s questions, for the most part,” Amanda added. “We will answer a lot of this stuff that everyone’s wondering, I think.”

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West Wilson isn’t looking forward to the Season 8 reunion.

While many cast members found some enjoyment in filming the reunion, the same can’t be said for Summer House newbie West Wilson. During a May 17 appearance on Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Tamra Judge’s podcast, Two Ts In A Pod, West admitted he’s not exactly thrilled about fans watching the Season 8 reunion.

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“The reunion, I regret every moment of it,” West confessed to the podcast hosts. “I just think I was, like, trying to respond to other people instead of just telling my own story, if that makes sense.”

He explained, “I’m not built for reunions at all. Before I did the show, I was like, ‘Yo, I’m not confrontational. I hope that’s OK.’ Just naturally, it feels so exhausting and scary.”

With the Season 8 finale gearing up for its debut on Thursday, May 30, at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo, fans can mark their calendars for Part 1 of the Season 8 reunion airing on Thursday, June 6, at 9 p.m. EST. Part 2 will follow on Thursday, June 13, also at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

Source: https://www.distractify.com/p/when-was-summer-house-season-8-reunion-filmed

Rich Paul Believes The Lakers Should ‘Probably’ Focus More On Anthony Davis Than LeBron James

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The Los Angeles Lakers are entering a fascinating offseason, as the team is in the market for a new coach on the heels of a 47-win season and a first-round loss to the Denver Nuggets. LeBron James isn’t getting any younger, and the team has real stuff it can play with in the trade market in an effort to upgrade the roster.

Through all of this, Anthony Davis is coming off of one of his best seasons as a professional, both in terms of performance (he earned All-NBA Second Team honors) and availability (he appeared in 76 games, the most in his career). For the uncertainty surrounding the team in its efforts to get back to a championship level, Davis is a constant. Perhaps that is why, in a new interview with Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, Rich Paul stressed that Davis, not James, is the Klutch client the Lakers should focus on as it builds its team. Haynes asked about James’ involvement in the team’s current coaching search due to J.J. Redick’s candidacy, and after expressing that James is not involved, Paul slid in his belief that Davis should be the team’s centerpiece right now.

Via Bleacher Report:

But as for the coaching search, this is a Lakers’ decision. I always advise LeBron or anybody for that matter not to really position yourself in a manner of which you have a hand so strong in a decision that could come back to bite you down the road. With every team he’s been on as the best player, you have some type of insight or the team may ask about your thoughts.

That goes for every superstar. In my opinion, the Lakers focus should probably be more so on Anthony Davis than LeBron at this point. I think for him being so good for so long, people just think he controls the team. There’s no controlling of the team.

It makes sense on the surface — Davis is younger and under contract until at least 2027, while James keeps dropping hints about his time in the NBA coming to an end sometime soon. Still, James has been the focal point of every team he’s been on from the day he stepped into the NBA, and it’s quite the sea change for his agent and longtime friend to explicitly say that his team’s focus should be on someone else.

Source: https://uproxx.com/dimemag/rich-paul-anthony-davis-lakers-focus-lebron-james/

The Tracklist For Peso Pluma’s Two-Part Album ‘Éxodo’ Has Features From Cardi B, Quavo, And More

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Peso Pluma is preparing to drop his fourth album, Éxodo, in June, but before that, he’s pulled back the curtain on what fans can expect, by unveiling the cover art and tracklist today (May 24).

The project is a two-part affair, with the first 16 tracks in the música Mexicana style and the remaining eight are urbano. There are a bunch of collaborations, too, songs with Cardi B, Quavo, Anitta, Rich The Kid, and more.

Check out the Éxodo cover art and tracklist below.

Peso Pluma’s Éxodo Album Cover Art

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Peso Pluma’s Éxodo Tracklist

Disc 1

1. “La Durango” Feat. Eslabón Armado and Junior H
2. “Me Activo” Feat. Jasiel Nuñez
3. “La Patrulla” Feat. Neton Vega
4. “La People II” Feat. Tito Double P and Joel de la P
5. “Sr. “Smith” Feat. Luis R Conriquez
6. “Rompe la Dompe” Feat. Junior H and Oscar Maydon
7. “Mami” Feat. Chino Pacas
8. “Belanova” Feat. Tito Double P
9. “Bruce Wayne”
10. “Hollywood” Feat. Estevan Plazola
11. “Reloj” Feat. Ivan Cornejo
12. “Ice”
13. “Solicitado”
14. “Santal 33” Feat. Oscar Maydo
15. “Vino Tinto” Feat. Natanael Cano and Gabito Ballesteros
16. “14-14”

Disc 2

1. “Gimme a Second” Feat. Rich The Kid
2. “Put Em in the Fridge” Feat. Cardi B
3. “Pa No Pensar” Feat. Quavo
4. “Peso Completo” Feat. Arcángel
5. “Bellakeo” Feat. Anitta
6. “Mala” Feat. Ryan Castro
7. “Tommy & Pamela” Feat. Kenia Os
8. “Teka” Feat. DJ Snake

Éxodo is out 6/20 via Double P. Find more information here.

Source: https://uproxx.com/music/peso-pluma-exodo-tracklist-cardi-b-quavo/

The Tracklist For Peso Pluma’s Two-Part Album ‘Éxodo’ Has Features From Cardi B, Quavo, And More

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Peso Pluma is preparing to drop his fourth album, Éxodo, in June, but before that, he’s pulled back the curtain on what fans can expect, by unveiling the cover art and tracklist today (May 24).

The project is a two-part affair, with the first 16 tracks in the música Mexicana style and the remaining eight are urbano. There are a bunch of collaborations, too, songs with Cardi B, Quavo, Anitta, Rich The Kid, and more.

Check out the Éxodo cover art and tracklist below.

Peso Pluma’s Éxodo Album Cover Art

Peso Pluma Éxodo
Double P

Peso Pluma’s Éxodo Tracklist

Disc 1

1. “La Durango” Feat. Eslabón Armado and Junior H
2. “Me Activo” Feat. Jasiel Nuñez
3. “La Patrulla” Feat. Neton Vega
4. “La People II” Feat. Tito Double P and Joel de la P
5. “Sr. “Smith” Feat. Luis R Conriquez
6. “Rompe la Dompe” Feat. Junior H and Oscar Maydon
7. “Mami” Feat. Chino Pacas
8. “Belanova” Feat. Tito Double P
9. “Bruce Wayne”
10. “Hollywood” Feat. Estevan Plazola
11. “Reloj” Feat. Ivan Cornejo
12. “Ice”
13. “Solicitado”
14. “Santal 33” Feat. Oscar Maydo
15. “Vino Tinto” Feat. Natanael Cano and Gabito Ballesteros
16. “14-14”

Disc 2

1. “Gimme a Second” Feat. Rich The Kid
2. “Put Em in the Fridge” Feat. Cardi B
3. “Pa No Pensar” Feat. Quavo
4. “Peso Completo” Feat. Arcángel
5. “Bellakeo” Feat. Anitta
6. “Mala” Feat. Ryan Castro
7. “Tommy & Pamela” Feat. Kenia Os
8. “Teka” Feat. DJ Snake

Éxodo is out 6/20 via Double P. Find more information here.

Source: https://uproxx.com/music/peso-pluma-exodo-tracklist-cardi-b-quavo/

Women are trying out Free People's new 'micro shorts' and the results are something to behold

Summer is just around the corner, that means it’s time to break out those razors and put on some shorts. That means retailers are starting to advertise their their summer collections to prime people for the newest trends. But there are some trends that may need to be retired before they catch on if you take the reviews of women online.

Free People, a specialty lifestyle brand for bohemian styled fashion, have released a new style of shorts. The internet seems to be slightly confused on if the material they received from the retail brand is supposed to be shorts or something else entirely. They’re supposedly shorts, but they’re “micro shorts,” which are similar to shorts you’d see in the wild.

They have two leg holes, a hole for your body and less material than pants. Checks off all the requirements for a pair of shorts…except, they appear to be about the length of underwear. That’s not an exaggeration and to prove that point a couple of women bought some to try on so you don’t have to. The videos are not only honest but hilarious.


In one video Nicole Walters, a New York Times best selling author and mom to three girls decided to order the shorts to see how they looked on someone with, “thigh meat.” She wears a size 12 and often jokes about being a curvier on the bottom. When she pulled the shorts out, it looked as if she was going to have to perform a magic trick to get them on. They looked to be the size a small child would wear, but they seemed to have gone on easily even though they looked extremely uncomfortable. She looked uncomfortable. The viewers likely looked uncomfortable.

“Oh wow. They’re in there and by in there I mean everywhere. There’s a lot of thigh meat happening right now in the, this region,” Walters says as she gestures at her upper thighs. “There’s some thigh meat, um…uh…I feel like they’re definitely in some places that I didn’t know I had.”

Walter’s review of the shorts has people in stitches as she jokes about her Christianity falling out of the shorts.

“It’s the Barbie walk for me lol!!! Thank you for your service,” one person says.

“The way you warn us that you’re going to turn around almost made me scream with laughter,” someone writes.

“I’m just going to go ahead and dial 911 for help bc looks like you may need the jaws of life to come out them shorts…lol!! Your commentary had me dying laughing..lol,” another commenter jokes.

In another Free People “micro shorts” try on video, Nicole Story Dent braved the itty bitty shorts to show her audience the summer trend they can look forward to seeing. The first pair of shorts has multiple flaps that appear to be large pockets which inspires Dent to pretend to fly in them before the discomfort sinks in.

“It’s kinda giving waitress…if they ever want to make a Waffle House-Hooters hybrid, we have their uniform, she says. “We have been asking for more pockets so they delivered. Speaking of delivered, you could deliver a baby without having to take these shorts off.”

Dent guesses that the shorts would be more like “jundies” or “janties” than jorts, the shorthand term for jean shorts. Commenters couldn’t stop laughing at her description of the shorts while others provided her with words of wisdom.

“Do NOT drop it low in these jundies, that kind of contact with the club floor is NOT hygienic,” someone writes.

“‘There is nothing vegan about these. There is absolutely a cat being harmed!’ I’m cackling! You really should win something from Free People for this! @freepeople we found your next model,” another person jokes.

“This is the kind of content the internet was made for, it’s just so good. However my thighs started getting chafed just watching this,” someone laughs.

Surely these shorts were made for someone and they will look fabulous on whoever that person may be. But right now, there are a lot of confused, thoroughly tickled ladies on the internet who know they are not the target audience. If you’re brave enough to give these micro shorts a try, go ahead and stock up on some baby powder for all the chaffing.

This article originally appeared on 3.22.24

Source: https://www.upworthy.com/women-laugh-free-people-micro-shorts-rp

Women are trying out Free People's new 'micro shorts' and the results are something to behold

Summer is just around the corner, that means it’s time to break out those razors and put on some shorts. That means retailers are starting to advertise their their summer collections to prime people for the newest trends. But there are some trends that may need to be retired before they catch on if you take the reviews of women online.

Free People, a specialty lifestyle brand for bohemian styled fashion, have released a new style of shorts. The internet seems to be slightly confused on if the material they received from the retail brand is supposed to be shorts or something else entirely. They’re supposedly shorts, but they’re “micro shorts,” which are similar to shorts you’d see in the wild.

They have two leg holes, a hole for your body and less material than pants. Checks off all the requirements for a pair of shorts…except, they appear to be about the length of underwear. That’s not an exaggeration and to prove that point a couple of women bought some to try on so you don’t have to. The videos are not only honest but hilarious.


In one video Nicole Walters, a New York Times best selling author and mom to three girls decided to order the shorts to see how they looked on someone with, “thigh meat.” She wears a size 12 and often jokes about being a curvier on the bottom. When she pulled the shorts out, it looked as if she was going to have to perform a magic trick to get them on. They looked to be the size a small child would wear, but they seemed to have gone on easily even though they looked extremely uncomfortable. She looked uncomfortable. The viewers likely looked uncomfortable.

“Oh wow. They’re in there and by in there I mean everywhere. There’s a lot of thigh meat happening right now in the, this region,” Walters says as she gestures at her upper thighs. “There’s some thigh meat, um…uh…I feel like they’re definitely in some places that I didn’t know I had.”

Walter’s review of the shorts has people in stitches as she jokes about her Christianity falling out of the shorts.

“It’s the Barbie walk for me lol!!! Thank you for your service,” one person says.

“The way you warn us that you’re going to turn around almost made me scream with laughter,” someone writes.

“I’m just going to go ahead and dial 911 for help bc looks like you may need the jaws of life to come out them shorts…lol!! Your commentary had me dying laughing..lol,” another commenter jokes.

In another Free People “micro shorts” try on video, Nicole Story Dent braved the itty bitty shorts to show her audience the summer trend they can look forward to seeing. The first pair of shorts has multiple flaps that appear to be large pockets which inspires Dent to pretend to fly in them before the discomfort sinks in.

“It’s kinda giving waitress…if they ever want to make a Waffle House-Hooters hybrid, we have their uniform, she says. “We have been asking for more pockets so they delivered. Speaking of delivered, you could deliver a baby without having to take these shorts off.”

Dent guesses that the shorts would be more like “jundies” or “janties” than jorts, the shorthand term for jean shorts. Commenters couldn’t stop laughing at her description of the shorts while others provided her with words of wisdom.

“Do NOT drop it low in these jundies, that kind of contact with the club floor is NOT hygienic,” someone writes.

“‘There is nothing vegan about these. There is absolutely a cat being harmed!’ I’m cackling! You really should win something from Free People for this! @freepeople we found your next model,” another person jokes.

“This is the kind of content the internet was made for, it’s just so good. However my thighs started getting chafed just watching this,” someone laughs.

Surely these shorts were made for someone and they will look fabulous on whoever that person may be. But right now, there are a lot of confused, thoroughly tickled ladies on the internet who know they are not the target audience. If you’re brave enough to give these micro shorts a try, go ahead and stock up on some baby powder for all the chaffing.

This article originally appeared on 3.22.24

Source: https://www.upworthy.com/women-laugh-free-people-micro-shorts-rp

‘The Bear’ Is As Stressful As Ever In The Season 3 Teaser Trailer

Have your stress levels still not recovered from the guest star-filled “Fishes” episode of The Bear? Then maybe don’t watch the teaser trailer for season 3, which finds Carmy (played by Jeremy Allen White), Sydney (Ayo Edebiri) and Richie (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) doing what they do best: cooking and yelling.

“You feel good?” Sydney asks Carmy while they’re prepping in the kitchen. “We’ll see,” he replies. Later, Richie yells about “getting drilled out there.” Sounds like someone needs to relax with some Taylor Swift.

You can watch the teaser above.

The Bear season 3 follows Carmy, Sydney, and Richie (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) as they attempt to “elevate The Bear, their beef stand turned fine dining establishment, to the highest level, all while doing their best just to stay in business,” according to the FX synopsis. Surely opening a resturant is easy and no anxiety-spiking issues will arise, right? Right…?

Here’s more:

It’s a losing battle every single day in the restaurant business. Carmy pushes himself harder than ever, and demands excellence from his crew, who do their best to match his intensity.

All 10 episodes of season 3 of The Bear, which also stars Abby Elliott, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Matty Matheson, Oliver Platt, and Molly Gordon, premiere on FX on Hulu on June 27.

Source: https://uproxx.com/tv/the-bear-season-3-teaser-trailer/

He Bought His Girlfriend Baby-Related Items For Christmas, But She’s Not Happy That He Made It All About The Kid

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Some people just can’t win, huh?

And it sure sounds like this fella can’t!

Or maybe he did something wrong…

Take a look at his story and see what you think.

Start now!

“So my (25M) partner (24F) is 7 months pregnant, with our baby boy due in March next year.

Now I’m admittedly bad at thinking of what gifts to get people, so I always take a note of when they say they want something so that I have a list. In the past several months though, almost everything that she’s mentioned has been related to the baby.

I’m not talking the essentials, but really high end, expensive designer strollers, furniture, diaper bags etc that can cost up to a few thousand dollars each that aren’t really necessary.

He thought he was getting the hint…

She’s been absolutely fixated on some of these things, mentioning multiple times how much she wanted them, and was even toying with the idea of saving up to buy them herself (I’m not sure if she did decide to or not).

Now I got a really healthy bonus at work recently, so decided to splurge on a few of the things she mentioned as a christmas gift to her. I made sure to remove anything related off her registry and off our list of things we still needed to buy, so that no one else would buy it.

I thought I did it discreetly, but she somehow noticed and quizzed me about it. I didn’t feel like there was any point hiding it, so I told her I had bought those things as a Christmas gift to her.

Well, that was unexpected…

I thought she’d be grateful, but she was irritated instead, and went on a bit of rant about how it was unfair to count things for the baby as a Christmas gift to her, because it was something we’d both use, and no one ever gifts the father baby stuff. And that it was inconsiderate of me to see her as only a mother now and not a person herself.

Now I get her point, but the way I see it is that the items themselves aren’t necessarily the gift, but more so the act of me buying them for her, given they are luxuries that she specifically wanted and were not necessities at all (e.g. paying $2,000 for a pram vs $200).

Also, it wasn’t the only gift’s I bought her. I got her about a dozen smaller, cheaper things that were on my list, as well as a more expensive tennis bracelet + earring set that she had been eyeing, though I didn’t mention that to her.

So AITA for including things for the baby as part of her Christmas gifts?”

Let’s see what folks had to say on Reddit.

This reader shared their thoughts.

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Another person said he acted like an *******.

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This individual agreed.

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Another reader spoke up.

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Yeah, I don’t think he’s wrong… but he could have done better.

Good luck, fam!

If you liked this post, you might want to read this story about a teacher who taught the school’s administration a lesson after they made a sick kid take a final exam.

Source: https://twistedsifter.com/2024/05/he-bought-his-girlfriend-baby-related-items-for-christmas-but-shes-not-happy-that-he-made-it-all-about-the-kid/