Don't you go looking at my timeline!

August 4, 2016
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'I don't want you looking at my timeline!'

It sounds like a line from a futuristic science fiction movie, but I swear it's straight from my daily life as a mom in the year 2016.

Kind of eavesdropping


Last Friday I was busy in the kitchen, having my cake and eating it too, when the phone rang. It turned out to be my eldest son's ex-girlfriend, who dumped him because she wanted to see if the grass was indeed greener on the other side.

Even though I don't feel very warm and fuzzy towards her, I obediently took the phone up to my son's bedroom. After I'd handed him the phone, I lingered a bit, hoping to catch some interesting soundbites.

Yes, I was trying to eavesdrop, so sue me! A mom has got to get her intel somehow.

He closed the door in my face


But I was out of luck, because my son firmly closed the door on me. I cursed my luck and the bad timing for my parenting skills to finally pay off. Because for years I've been shouting:

'Close the door behind you!' 


But to no avail. And nów when I dídn't want him to close it, he did… Typical! So I went downstairs, back to my natural habitat: the kitchen.


Timeline


After about a quarter of an hour my son came down, returning the phone
'Well?' I asked gently. 'What did she want to talk to you about?'
'She was angry, because she thought I'd been looking at her timeline,' he shrugged. 'But I think she had blocked me, or I her.'
'But that means you cán't look at her timeline, can't you?' I said, because I'm very 'with it'.
'No, that's right. I don't get it either,' he mumbled.

And then he went back upstairs.
To his own timeline.

How do you like modern day parenting?

7 comments

  1. Because I'm a modern day parent I have Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc
    Otherwise I wouldn't be bothered.

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    1. Yes, they're good to have if you have children. Just so you can keep up with them.

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  2. Thanks for the amusing real life parenting story. My timeline is past that so I can enjoy your stories. Keep up the good work of parenting.

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  3. It's very different world we live in now! lol

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  4. I'm finding this hilarious. Looking at her timeline? My children are 4 years and 4 months. I wonder what the issue will be when they reach dating age. lol (visiting from Mom 2 Mom Monday)

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  5. Oh the joys... :P I remember those days!! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Dishing It & Digging It! Looking forward to seeing you each week!

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  6. Catching up on my #FridayFrivolity reading... this was too funny!! ;P Oh teenage drama on the internet!!

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