OK, confession time. And before you judge me, if you’ve ever seen that episode of Modern Family where Claire begs daughters Alex and Haley to accept her facebook friend request, and Know Exactly How She Feels when they refuse, then you’ll understand where I’m coming from.
It’s not that you want to pry, exactly *cough*, and of course your children have the right to privacy, yada yada. But as your kids grow up, up (and away from you), and the chances of them telling you much about anything diminsh with each birthday, it’s natural to want to know what they’re up to. Isn’t it?
Now like Alex and Haley, my son would never accept me as a friend on facebook. Trust me, it’s not even worth the humiliation of asking. So all I can really deduce from looking at his profile, which is set to private (exactly as it should be, to keep him safe from strangers, and er, his mum), is:
1. He has twice as many friends as I do.
2. A lot of his friends seem to be very pretty girls.
3. With the exception of his cousin, none of his friends are relatives.
See? None the wiser, really, but at least I feel vaguely reassured. Ish.