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.