Monday, December 22, 2008

That Was Weird.... What To Do When Your Mom or Dad Facebook Friend's You...


I'm sure my mom is going to love reading about this, but it wasn't without thought that I accepted her friend request on FB last week. I mean, it's sorta strange, isn't it? This is a window into my world... a world that my mom doesn't necessarily play around in. Sure, she's the greatest mom around and I share plenty with her, but I'm not sure she's interested in seeing me drunk at a party or the pictures that my friend's tag of me that aren't even me. Or how about my feeds and my friend's feeds (some are less judicious about what they post). Or my relationship status or what I was doing last night. Or explaining why the hell some girl threw a sheep at me? I haven't graduated to the point where I use Facebook for anything other than friends and acquaintances. I used LinkedIn or Doostang for more professional services.

I realized that I couldn't say "no" to my mom and wasn't really sure I'd want to say "no" anyway. I definitely didn't want to deal with the repercussions. I mean, how do you explain that to your mom? "Mom, I had to reject your friend request, because, well, we're not really friends. We're family. And um, well, yea, you're a friend, but I mean, you know... No! You're not old ma. I'm friends with people your age!" You know how it goes.

So I accepted her friend request, wondering what was coming next. Sure, there were a flurry of emails. "Who is that?" "There's a picture that say's it's you and it's not you". But she caught on. And maybe I'm a little...just a little more cautious about what I put on. I was never one for exposing too much about myself on that thing anyway.

Now my dad has signed up. And surely I had to accept that request too. And now he's trying to set me up with a girl who lives in London. Thanks dad.

If I were younger though, I surely wouldn't have accepted these. But, I guess it's alright these days.

4 comments:

susan said...

just for the books dude.....I was the one who signed up for FB and mom followed(as usual).

susan said...

i guess I was signed in as "the boy named SUE."

Anonymous said...

big mistake. now your life is ruined. you should have just said no mom, no dad.

Lefty said...

@Anonymous - yea, you're probably right. Though my mom claims she's never going on it again... and "has no interest in my personal life". For some reason, like maybe having known her for 32 years, I don't think she's being completely honest with herself.