Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More facebook talk

a little pic of the Wrigley building in Chicago (because I like architecture almost as much as flowers)

I've blogged about facebook before (click here if you want to read it).

And how my kids harass me about how I use it.

Today, I'm not feeling much blogger creativity so I thought I'd show you a little evidence of some of that harassment.

I fully admit that I facebook stalk my kids. They know it, it's part of the agreement we made when they signed up for it. Mom and Dad get full access or you get nada.

I also fully admit that I steal pics of them out of their albums and then repost them on my site.

It's my right as a mother.
They spent 9 months in my womb (yes, I will also admit, I'm almost looking for reasons to say womb now- just to torment Mac) and 20+ hours of labor on each and countless other humiliating things related to the birthing process.
It's my right as a mother.

So a couple weeks ago, I decided that it had been a while since I posted pics of the kids so I spent some time perusing their albums for something I liked. Of course my girls (or their friends) each post about 12 thousand pictures every couple of weeks so finding nice ones of them is easy. The two boys are a little more difficult and I ended up adding some from my own stock.

All and all, I think it ended up being a nice little album. I titled it "facebook stalking my kids #2".

The next morning I find this comment on my album from one of my offspring (again, I won't name names):

mother i dont know how you dont get the facebook photos concept.. let me explain..1. make an album in yourcase you could sum all of this into "im a creepfest" 2. add photos**important** two weeks later you think hmm i want to add more pictures to my facebook you DO NOT create a new album!! you just go to "im a creepfest" edit and add photos! then youre not a loser who has 43 thousand albums of 15 photos!! do you understand?!

Have I mentioned lately that I love my teens?

But I had some lovely friends who happened to give me some facebook love and support.

Awesome Wendy had this to say~
I personally prefer the multiple photo albums, then I don't have to search through photos. I can skip right to "fb stalking my kids." But then, I'm a loser too.

And the Very Hip Vicky added this~
Loser here too, love, love,love your mom's way!

There ya go. We facebook mom's need to stick together.

Since I'm on the subject of facebook. I have spent a little bit of time looking at some of the other kids facebook walls that I'm friends with- not in a stalkerish kinda way, I assure you. Looking to see if what my kids say is true about how we use it. I looked at kids that range from teens to twenties. The biggest difference I see in our facebook usage besides the photo album thingie is how they don't comment on each others posts.

I think that is a little sad. I would think it would feel like your talking to yourself and no one cares (kinda like blogging and no one comments-*hint*hint*).

Maybe they don't care if anyone is listening. Maybe it's just a generation thing.


Amanda said...

I think I can guess who said that about your photo album :) I also like having different albums for different occasions - it is easier! :) Anyways, always love reading your blog!


i have a few of my tween-age kids of my friends on there and i have noticed there is rarely a comment; however, the majority of the items they post are mere drivvle, so i can't judge

ps you might want to remove your word verification - that deters comments :)

Jessica said...

I agree with the thought that different albums makes it easier for people to look through them. Too many pictures in one album makes it too hard to find the ones that are new.

And I don't think you're a creepfest. =)

Mrs. Sarcasm said...

I agree that too many pictures in one album makes me stop looking. I also feel like I am back in high school wanting everyone to like me when I don't get comments, facebook and my blog!!! Insecurities are the pits!! Just wanted to let you know you are right on this one!

mommyto3kiddos said...

Okay, so I had to go check out your albums...and I think they are just fine! :) I'll comment on them later when I have some more time. :)

Tooj said...

I am SO SO SO glad you wrote this! I always feel like a stalker when I post on people's status because it seems that no one else does! What's up with that? I definitely feel like I'm left to talk to myself in a very sad way if no one remarks on my remarks. I PUT my "status" remarks out there TO BE commented ON.

And as for the albums won't grow when I feel like it...I'll create a new album too. They all have different groupings. Chicago trip...summer '09...or, in my case, June 09....July 09....etc. :)
I'm popping over from SITS roll call - happy Wednesday.

shortmama said...

Im all for multiple albums too...keeps everything organized..another difference between "us" and "them"

Deborah said...

I have not figured out how to use facebook like my friends do but I'm on it. My friends go on it, but they refuse to go on my blog! Isn't that strange.I even ask them to look at my blog, but they don't have time...NICE FRIENDS...I have. I stalk my kids also on FB. It's fun!


ok thanks for calling me out on the not following thing- i thought i had but with so many blogs it stands to reason that i may miss a few and i really want to follow my followers so thanks for the heads up

another pointer - if i may be so bold - is to change your comments so that it is a pop up screen and you can JUMP TO COMMENT BOX - while some people love reading all the comments, some do not and this is also a deterrent to comments - just a thought

Llama said...

I like ORGANIZATION in every part of my life...thats why i find it especially nice when others organize their thoughts AND pictures...its makes everything so much easier for the readers to read and see what they want to see! :)

McGillicutty said...

Oh Poo them, just do your thing girl! It's your FB and you can pry if you want to!!!! love it.

Anonymous said...

You mentioned me in your blog!!! I'm so honored. Awesome Wendy

One Cluttered Brain said...

i love it when people post pictures in FB. Teenagers will always have a problem with what their parents do. I have a tween (Well she is 10 but BOY OH BOY) and she can be kind of ridiculous at time too.

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