All right, so here is the thing. I like to *think* I am a cool mom! I mean, I have a 14 year-old, and I'm still fairly young. I like to say I'm in touch with what's cool and hip (realizing that saying "cool" or "hip" is neither cool nor hip).
My kid's on Facebook. So, I'm like, all right, I'm gonna check it out. I get on Facebook. Not that it was really weird or anything, cuz I was already on MySpace and a few other networking sites. Facebook is great cuz I can catch up with all of my friends from all over the world. I have friends, old roomies, pen pals from elementary school, relatives, etc., from all over the US, Canada and even London. One of the best things is discovering when someone I knew from Hawaii or Indiana now lives here in Utah, and within driving distance!
So, I've been reconnecting, feeling all "cool" and "hip" (all right, I know...but now that I've started I can't stop), and then I get the following message in my email...
[NurseMom] added you as a friend on Facebook. We need to confirm that you know [NurseMom] in order for you to be friends on Facebook.
What the Freak? My Mother is on Facebook? When did this happen? So it got me thinking, "Either MY MOM is cool & hip, or I'm not as Cool & Hip as I think I am."
Of course I HAD to take a peek over at her profile and I just HAD to pull up the list of her friends. Whew, only a handful of "friends" so far, and more than half are family - not to mention one of them being my dad, lol! Oh and by the way, my dad commented on her wall with, "I know that girl! She is hot!" OMGosh!
So, there you have it. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. After all, she's been emailing for about 11 years and surfing the web for about 9 years now. It only makes sense that this is the year she joined MySpace (oh yes she did) and started her own blog all by herself (her words, not mine). So, why not Facebook, right? I guess I won't start to worry unless I see her profile pop up on ldssingles.com - bwahahahahahaha!
Oh, and perhaps we are both cool... and hip! (I just had to!)