Friday, March 16, 2012
I have now realized why mothers eat their young in nature. Ha! Being a parent in this technology age is soooo hard. I find myself policing laptops, ipods, cellphones, and everything else you can think of. I almost always find something I don't like when I do my random checks. I don't always understand their choices but I try to remember that there was no internet when I was their age. If there had been, I probably would have done some of the same things. Sometimes I feel more like a warden at a prison than a mom. I guess my dream is that we will be the Cleavers instead of the Weavers. My life is soooo far from June Cleaver. I keep asking friends if they police their children's devices and I'm shocked by how many don't. I am all for privacy but not at the expense of safety and your reputation. I think if more parents policed their children's texts, facebook statuses, and tweets they would be surprised. I just keep telling myself that I am not here to be their friend. I am your mother first. Unfortunately, sometimes I have to be dad too. When he's 3 states away, it's kind of hard for him to lay down the law. Unfair, yes. Necessary? Absolutely! I'm a survivor, I'm not gonna give up..... I wonder if Beyonce will now be singing that song in a whole new light, since she has become a mom. We are sooo much stronger than anyone gives us credit for. Go Moms!