You may have noticed that Violet Posy has been a little Miss L free of late and here’s why. You know when they’re little and you forget that they can talk and the odd swear word pops out and next time your toddler drops something you hear a baby voice saying ‘Oh Shit!’. Well I forgot she can read, yes I know stupid of me. My daughter has a reading age of eight but it just didn’t occur to me that she could read my Facebook update.
We’d had one of those days where she’d been a mini teenager, refused to do any of her homework, made a massive mess and had done her best to wind me up all day. So come evening I was frustrated beyond belief and at the end of my tether so I’d put on my Facebook update something along the lines of ‘Does anyone want an annoying child?’.
She read it
and told me I’d humiliated her.
I felt totally awful. Like many other Mum’s I don’t think when I pop something in Facebook, Twitter or on here. She’s my child and I write about her. It never occurred to me that she’s her own person and might not want the world to know about something cute/embarrassing she’s done. So from now on if I have something I want to write on the blog about her; I ask if it’s ok and if it’s not I don’t. I also try not to put anything on Facebook or Twitter about her either. She’s her own person now and not my baby anymore so I have afford her that respect.
So here’ s my public apology – Miss L I’m so very sorry and Mummy loves you very much xx