02 November, 2008

Off Limits

There are a few things that should be kept locked up and off limits. Sharp objects and dangerous chemicals should be kept away from small children and computers should be off limits from my dear daughter and daughter-in-law when they spend time together. They mean well, God bless them (as we say here in the south). I knew I was in trouble yesterday when I answered the telephone to hear my daughter exclaim: "welcome to 2008!". She followed her exclamation with this: "have you checked your e-mail yet this morning?" me: "no, I haven't, why?" her: "you have a Facebook account, and, you have friends!" me: (groaning) "Wh' huh?" ... then the futile protestations began, but it was too late. The 'damage' had already been done. They had spent Friday night together in the Capital City and they thought they knew just what I needed. I want to go on record by saying that I am not a willing participant in this world of electronic social networking, I've done my share of kicking and screaming. The very last thing that I need is to be sucked into any time-wasting black hole! The girls have been extolling all the positives attributes of Facebook for months. I laughed at them, I reveled in the fact that my generation was beyond this, we were being spared. Or so I thought, at least until now.... maybe I'd go ahead and sneak a peek, just to see who was there. There were already quite a few responses, my daughter was right; they had added a profile photo and some personal information, where I had gone to school, things like that. I wrote on someone's "wall" (left a public comment) and sent an e-mail to old and new friends alike. Oh, and did I mention that I found a friend I hadn't heard from in years? She's living in London and has two grandsons, she'd posted photos, too; the boys are so cute! We've already sent messages back and forth! I'll admit it, I have been the loudest Facebook protester, I can't cave too soon, I do have my pride after all. The holidays are coming, I'll need to hide the computers from the girls when they're here, who knows what's next? God bless them.

Life is Good!

14 comments:

sandra said...

How funny! I have so far resisted Facebook. How great that you were able to find a long lost friend though.

Teresa said...

Me too...although I think I have a face book account, but not sure how it got there.

leigh anna said...

i bet you were shocked with how many people you knew were on there!

and i'm shocked you've updated your status twice....

see, you aren't all against it! :)

Ancestor Collector said...

Hahahaha....oh come on....it's gonna be fun!!! And I have to admit, you have the funniest girls!!! I wonder who I was corresponding with???? ;-)

Ancestor Collector said...

Oh, and btw, it's time to change your FB log-in password so the girls don't hijack you again. ;-) You never know what they might do! hehehe!

quiltkeemosabe said...

Oh, you're in it now! Think you're on your own on this one. I'll wait here to pull you back out of the black hole when you're ready.....

paula, the quilter said...

I have so far resisted FB and MySpace. But I am considering Twitter only because I think it will help me be a bit more succinct.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Your girls are so cute and you are such a good Mom and a good sport. One more reason I love ya!

Rhonda said...

hehe... funny!
I think I need to come out of the dark age... haven't even heard of Facebook before. lol

Baby Steps said...

I think you actually are really enjoying it...you've changed your status multiple times in 36 hours! :)

em's scrapbag said...

Oh what we daughters put our mothers through. I just helped my mom make a blog. Glad you love us inspite of us.

Nan said...

That's too funny about the girls! They mean well, I think. Either that, or they enjoy 'torturing' you! LOL How great you found a long lost friend, too! I think I have a Facebook account - I don't remember how or why I got into it, but I never use it. I think I'll stick to blogging. Bah humbug(?)! tee hee!

mamaspark said...

I have a Facebook account. Pam Lincoln. Friend me! and welcometo Facebook!!

Tanya said...

Oh dear. I'm afraid I don't even know what facebook is! Wait! Don't tell me! I can hardly keep up with blogging and quilting at the same time!