Teens always think their moms are uncool. It's one of the laws of nature as children grow up and get their own lives. My teen daughter thought I was the best mom ever until she hit 13. Overnight, I became a really bad mother.
My latest bad mom moment (#842) is because of Facebook.
My teen daughter is mortified because she thinks I am the only mom on earth using the social networking site -- according her friends, of course. She even quit using Facebook because as she said, "Like, it was so awful having my mom on Facebook. None of the other moms are on Facebook, you know?"
I only wish I could show you her eye-rolling as she spoke. I do sympathize with my daughter, I really do. I realize I'm not exactly the June Cleaver or Carol Brady type of mother! My CafeMom blog, personal blog and my book are about parenting humor. I keep my girls privacy and their lives in mind in all the writing I do.
As if things couldn't get any worse, my daughter's friends are afraid I might actually friend them. As geeky as I am, I know that a mom friending my teen's friends would be the kiss of death!
However, I do remind the girls that all information and pictures they put into a Facebook profile is a public record, forever and ever. My motherly nagging to my daughter's friends only adds more fuel to the bad mother fire!
I know even Heidi Klum and Seal will be lame to their kids someday. But try telling that to a teen.
Am I the only mother on Earth using Facebook? Please tell me that my daughter and her friends are wrong. Have you had a bad mom moment because of Facebook or another online community?
Any and all advice is welcomed by me, the worst mother in the world.