"Look at what we had for supper! Don't you wish you were me? YUM," my husband sent with this photo of rutabaga, grilled fish and homemade hush puppies. If that doesn't seem enviable to you, it's cause you haven't eaten my rutabaga .
"I expect some when we get there you big old chump face!" my father-in-law happily replied.
Although it was just a joke, text messages, Instagram, Facebook and the like make it easier than ever to grind our successes and pleasures into the faces of others. It's the "Neener-neener" syndrome. Otherwise known as provoking our brother to envy/covet.
You haven't ever suffered from it have you?
Lots of times it's just a joke - a way to connect and make a far away family member smile. But sometimes, we post a picture with no other purpose than to show off.