I wish my mum had never joined Facebook, and I'm kicking myself for telling her to join. She stalks my profile every night and interrogates me later about things she just doesn't 'get'. Subsequently, I've stopped posting anything bloody interesting on my regular profile and had to start a separate 'Fifi' profile.
Another one who's regretting my mother's presence is my daughter. A 15 year old girl does not need her nanna stalking her either. I often get calls asking me to clarify something Alex has said or done online.
Below is a transcript of last night's call...
Mum: You didn't tell me Alex had a job.
Me: Ah, that's because she hasn't got a job.
Mum: Yes she has. She said on Facebook she has a job.
Me: Mum, I think I would know if my own daughter has a job!
Mum: Well maybe she doesn't tell you everything. Have a look at her profile. Up the top where it says 'Works at'.
My daughter is awesome, and growing up into such a beautiful young lady, both inside and out.
We don't get a lot of 'mummy/daughter' time these days. She's usually occupied with friends either in person on online. But we do get some special time.
Lately, more often than not, that time has been in the car on the way to school. It's a new thing. She used to walk to school, now she's turned into one of those lazy teenagers I used to hear about - but I don't mind.
It's our time, every weekday, when I can spout - Mumisms.
Topics covered include -
updates on MY love life
the importance of a good education
when is she going to get a part time job...
Ok...I call it 'special time'..she calls it TRAPPED IN A CAR WITH MY FUCKING MOTHER.
I predict she will start walking to school again VERY soon...