On the other hand, my boys have reached the point where my husband and I are completely embarrassing to them. Not just in public but on the world wide web too. I'm not allowed mention them in my Blog, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter posts. (They won't show me how to use snapchat) In fact, the mention of the toothpaste in the sink above may get me yelled at after school today.
A few days ago, at 5:45 a.m., my husband and I were goofing around while we were both making breakfast for the kids (yes high school starts disgustingly early around these parts). We had these funny tabasco things left over from a Houseparty.com Tabasco party that I was selected to host and we were just being silly. I posted on Instagram because we look exhausted and ugly and stupid.
|Photo has been disguised to protect our children from further humiliation|
During the school day, I got this first text from one of my children "I think that your instagram is inappropriate and that you should take it down" I ignored as I do not think that texting this during school is appropriate either.
Later that day my other son explained that one of his friends was making fun of our instagram to all of their other friends. He was mortified that I had accepted a follow request from one of his friends and by our ridiculous photos. I responded by telling him that his friends were just jealous that his parents were so fun, especially at 5:45 a.m. I added that he was lucky that his parents even get up and make breakfast (and school lunches) at that ungodly hour. I'm certain that some other mothers don't even get out of bed and just let the kids fend for themselves. I also blocked the kid.
When did we go from being cool to being totally embarrassing? Were we always totally embarrassing but the kids did not know it? We were ever cool? Thoughts? I'd love to hear them.