Saturday, December 7, 2013
FB'ing With Your Adult Kids
It's 3AM and I'm having trouble sleeping, so I thought I'd share some Facebook etiquette tips I've picked up from my adult sons. Even though I'm in my mid 50's, I like to think I'm still somewhat kewl, yet I'm learning that there is a limit as to how much of that I am allowed to "share" on my kids' Facebook accounts.
For example, my youngest son put up a video the other day of a speech he gave in one of his college classes. It was freaking awesome-sauce & so I naturally hit the thumbs-up button first, to "like" it, then I felt the need to comment:
"GR8 job, Ty-Ty!!!! I'm sooooo proud of u <3 You aced that! & u looked sharp, 2!! Love & miss u oodles <3 Call me, k, or Skype me soon ;-) L8R.....peace/out ;-0"............and I went about my other business on the computer.
I returned to his page a short while later and my comment wasn't there anymore?! Must be a FB glitch, I thought, and proceeded to re-post:
Dude ~whaaaaa?? I put a comment here & it's gone?!!? I said that was da bomb!! And the ending was awesome-sauce! I miss yo face & luv u bunches <3 Whazup w/u......call me sum time soon, k? ;-)".......and, back to my other business. You guessed it; when I checked his page a little later my comment was once again GONE! Then I remembered. I'd gone too far. Again.
The first time I committed this offense with one of my sons, I private messaged him to ask WHAT had I done that made him choose to delete my comment? The reply was something like this:
"MOM!!! ALL of my 800 friends on FB can see that, & I don't want them and THEIR friends.... my employer(s) & my potential girlfriend(s) to read all that ~ it's *embarrassing*!!!"
I had to remind him that some of his "friends" were MY "friends" too.....that didn't go over as well as I thought it would ;-(
Anyway, the bottom line is that we must exercise some restraint when FB'ing with our adult children. Act more like a "friend" than a Mom or Dad. Lay off the hearts and flowers and smiley faces. Don't over-do the lingo and by ALL. MEANS. do NOT reference any nicknames!
Or, set up a blog like me and feel free to boast all you want about your kids, no matter HOW old they are!!
Bwahaha........the delete button is under MY thumb over here ;-p ~ ROFLOL!!
Posted by shelly Ford at 3:57 AM