July 15, 2010

Writer's Workshop
Facebook Fodder


One night, The Hero and I were watching the season finale of Desperate Housewives. A man was blown up in his car at the end. Little Man was in the room. He said, "That guy's dead for sure." Since we thought this was hilarious, we shared it on Facebook. Several people gave The Hero's status a thumbs up or commented on how funny our boy is. Of course, one person had something negative to say.


"YOU LET YOUR FOUR YEAR OLD WATCH
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES?!"


The lady who made this remark was the mother of a guy The Hero went to high school with. Needless to say, they are no longer Facebook friends. It's not because my husband can't take someone's difference of opinion. It's because he lacks a censor button. It's better that he deleted her instead of responding. It would have been ugly. Trust me.



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19 comments:

valentine said...

I have a love/hate relationship with facebook. on one hand it is kinda cool to catch up with old friends, and chat about non sense with current friends.

but there is always that unsolicited person, who despite me ignoring their friend request 10 times, still sends them.

I also don't like to link with family, I don't need my distant and nosey aunt knowing what I am up to.

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I lack that censor button too so I can totally relate!

Lacey in the City said...

It's so annoying when people give their unsolicited opinions via Facebook!

Heather said...

I'm so obsessed w/ Desperate. My hubs & I watch it every week together! :)

Sarah said...

I wish more people would just hit delete them respond. It's the mature thing to do.

Stacy said...

When I was little I was allowed to watch Schindler's List even though it was probably somewhat inappropriate for a 7 year old! But my parents didn't believe in sheltering me and wanted to expose me to all kinds of things as long as they were around to explain it. And I turned out ok! Some of my other more sheltered friends got knocked up in High School and/or became addicted to drugs! All kinds of problems! I think I turned out pretty cultured, tolerant, and intelligent as a result of the way I was raised. So I say if you let your kids watch and engage in "mature" activities, just be around to educate them about it in a proactive manner!

A Real Housewife said...

people are ignorant! (not you, the woman on FB)...and they need to stay out of other peoples' business!

Natalie said...

People are stupid. And you know I def. lack that censor button. As long as there isn't nudity or language, I let my kids watch it with me.
I was watching soap operas as a kid with my mom. What's the difference?

April said...

Don't ya just love it when people try to judge your parenting skills? Ugh! Annoying for sure!! I wouldn't have been able to be nice either ... good move on Hero's part!!
And I think your little man's comment was hilarious!!

Trixie and Tess said...

That's the MOST annoying thing about social networks...people who have to go and rain on your parade or take what you're trying to say out of context. Drives me crazy. Blocked!

Tess♥

Allena said...

Some people miss the obvious point of the story - it wasn't that Little Man was watching Desperate Housewives (he probably actually watched 13 seconds of it), it was his reaction - DUH! Some people need to lighten up and find better things to do with their time than judge other people.

Ashley said...

Completely unrelated...but...I tagged you for an award and a game on my blog :) Hope you'll play along!

Christine said...

What is it with people and Facebook? I've recently had issue there too and just did a clean up of my "friends".

gringationcancun said...

I used to think kids should be more sheltered, but as I've grown up I've seen the more sheltered ones are often the ones that go wild later. Kids who were more "exposed" to the adult world tend to be more adjusted (with exceptions of course)

Regardless of opinion, facebook isn't the place for that kind of thing! Especially from someone you barely know!

MiMi said...

But seriously, you let your 4 year old watch DH??

Hahahah! Just kiddin'.
Mine watches The Simpsons. lol

Much More Than Mommy said...

A strikeout button would be nice on FB, too, right? That'd get the point across.

I call incidents like that with the kids "teachable moments". :-)

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Oh Snap!

Date Girl said...

I hate that there are grandparents, "Aunt Bees" and busybodies all over facebook, my MIL being one of them. That's why I have privacy groups-because I don't want them seeing my party pics or pretty much anything else but family pictures. I think Little Man's comment was hi-larious!

Clemson Girl said...

Wow such nosey nellies!