Facebook Causes Flashbacks

Facebook is a place to reconnect with old friends and embarrass them by showing the world pictures they were hoping to never see again. At least that’s what MY friends and family do.

What they don’t understand is I don’t need help embarrassing myself. I do it on a daily basis. Looking back over my blog stats, you enjoy it when I do this and I’m here to please. 🙂

This was my first wedding. I was 18 and an idiot. My step-daughter saw this on Facebook, where a lovely friend was kind enough to tag me. Her reaction (after she stopped laughing): “That’s the ugliest dress I’ve ever seen. What’s that on your head? Is it supposed to look like that?”My sister was kind enough to post this one of me. Yes, I know, those pigtails make me look like a Cocker Spaniel. And why am I wearing that? Do you see the look on my face? That’s me having a premonition of all the comments this picture would receive on Facebook.

Tell me, do you have wonderful friends and family who do this to you?

Published in: on November 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM  Comments (3)  
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Facebook, Cell Phone, and MP3, Oh My

I am a mom who is “plugged in” every waking hour. Facebook, Twitter, blogging, surfing, you get the idea. Being such a plugged in mom, it might surprise you that I have a son who is not. He wants to be but I’m VERY overprotective.

As parents, we have to let the little ones out of the nest sometime. So I finally got the ball rolling. I set up a Facebook account for him. I wanted to cry as I set it up. My baby, out there in the big, bad cyberworld. *tear*

Before you get too excited, let me remind you that I am a mean mommy. He is only allowed online when I am in the room. He is not allowed to open any messages or accept friend requests without my approval. (Did I mention I’m overprotective?)

I have also decided that he will have a cell phone and an MP3 player within the next year. My baby boy is becoming a young man and each step makes me want to curl into a fetal position and sob.

I hope it gets easier (though I know it won’t). So, parents, what milestones ripped your heart out?

Published in: on August 16, 2010 at 8:00 AM  Comments (4)  
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