Caelie Wilkes, a stay-at-home California mom, had a 2-year-long obsession with her “perfect succulent” that she kept on her kitchen windowsill. She was extremely proud of her succulent and she didn’t allow anyone to water it. She was a very dedicated caretaker of her plant.
However, her illusion of being the caring nurturer of her plant was destroyed when she realized the plant was a fake. “I feel like these last two years have been a lie,” Wilkes wrote.
She realized the lie when she tried to transplant the plant into a cute vase. “I pull it from the container [and] it’s sitting on Styrofoam￼ with sand glued to the top!” Caelie wrote. “[I] tried my hardest to keep it looking it’s best, and it’s completely plastic!”
Her Facebook post went viral and there were many comments about her plant. Once Facebook user wrote: “It’s like when you’re in college or high school, and they give you that fake baby to carry around for months to teach you what it’s like to be a mom.”
While another said: “If you loved your plant so much, what’s it matter if it’s fake? Just cut the styrofoam to fit your new pot and keep the ‘plant’ you love.”
And one user was not so sympathetic: “How do you have a ‘plant’ for 2 years, take meticulous care of it the entire time, and not notice that it hasn’t grown a millimeter or changed color at all?”
What do you think?