As of late, my 4-year-old relishes in blog fame while my 9-year-old is a harder sell. While Pokémon keeps my eldest far too busy to read my blog, I have to respect where he’s coming from. Long gone are the days of begging to be featured online. As my son grows and his stories become more his own, I’ll have to find a way to share my motherhood experience while honoring his request for privacy.
My son and I have now fallen into uncharted blog territories as we work to find a compromise. As he begins his journey to tweendom (where mom embarrassment rates at an all-time high), we’ve come up with a few blogging rules:
1. We will discuss blog topics that revolve solely around him (my rule).
2. I will not post embarrassing pictures or video of him, or pictures of his naked butt as a baby (his rule).
3. I can’t talk about his [omitted upon his request], or that time he [omitted upon his request], or the fact that he sometimes [omitted upon his request]. Wow, this kid is going to ruin my blogging career.
Since the past is the past, I’ve been given “permission” by my son to share the five posts he wishes were never published.
He’s changing 1 of 5When I wrote about the charming despair of living with a budding man-child, he thought it was pretty cool...until he changed his mind. His moody tendencies reaffirm he's indeed becoming a tween.
He’s got a crush 2 of 5Just yesterday I was the only woman in my son's life. When I learned that my kid had a crush and it wasn't on me, I felt mom-sad.
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He pooped all over us. Literally. 3 of 5See this picture? You better believe there's a story behind it. Get it, "behind"?
His secret Valentine 4 of 5Is it really so wrong to be a nosey mother? You better believe I snooped at the mysterious valentine he selected for his secret little lady.
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Third grade lessons learned 5 of 5We both struggled in 3rd grade and his ballsy teacher taught us both some very difficult and powerful lessons.
Has your kid objected to anything you’ve published?
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