Well I Didn’t See This Coming

I’m going to say this straight up and assume that you will all understand the enormity of it: My mom is on Facebook. She just friended me. I love my mom. A lot. You guys know that. She knows that. But this is a little like having my mom chaperoning my senior prom. Not in the sense that I’m making out with some guy in a dark corner, because I’m totally not. Nor have I ever, ever done anything like that, as far as my mom knows.

I think I know who is responsible for this fiasco, but I will not name names like CJ and Lisa. I will note that my mom’s profile pic is of Aubrey’s two cats. So certain someones left their sticky little fingerprints all over everything. I want to apologize immediately to Aubrey, Craig and Sean, because I can clearly see that when I opened a FB account way back when, you felt the same way about me as I feel now.

And mom, now that you’re on a roll, if you suddenly get a wild hair and decide to start your own blog, I should warn you that all the blog space on the internet has already been reserved. No empty slots left. It’s a shame, right?


In conclusion, I would like to extend a warm FB welcome to my mom! While at the same time, hailing the beginning of the end of this particular form of social media.

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14 Responses to Well I Didn’t See This Coming

  1. I had the opposite problem. I just joined the ‘Facebook Nation’…a week later my son closed his account completely and set up a new one using his middle name…like I wouldn’t track the little bugger down….

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      I’m sorry you’re on the receiving end, and I actually thought about doing that myself, but since my mom gave me middle name I figured she could track me down pretty easily. Not to mention my oh-so-helpful brother and sister-in-law showing her how to use all this stuff!

  2. Pam Waits says:

    There’s only one solution – you must post embarrassing pictures and stories of your mom before she does that to you. She may be so horrified she’ll unfriend you. Of course that would result in another blog. Keep us posted!

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Yes! Brilliant! I solve the problem and get yet another blog post out of the deal. Now the bigger problem: what would embarrass my mom? Hmmm.

  3. Lucky for me, my mom doesn’t like computers, but my mother-in-law is on FB! Yikes!

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Oh no! That’s almost worse! On the other hand, it’s my SIL that set my mom up in the first place, so she deserves what she gets!!

  4. mimijk says:

    It’s karma – our kids (nephews and nieces included) definitely felt that feeling in the pit of their stomachs when we ‘friended’ them…I would take those naked pics of you off FB tho… 😉

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      I should have seen it coming. The drunken naked debauchery photos have been replaced with pics of me at home, reading quietly.

  5. Ann Koplow says:

    Neither of my parents lived to see the full phenomenon of Facebook. I’m just glad I get to experience the full phenomenon of your blog posts.

    • Jill Foer Hirsch says:

      Aww, thanks Ann! Much as I pick on her, I’m very lucky to have my mom healthy, happy and wise. 🙂

  6. My dad also just somehow popped up on Facebook and sent me a friend request. I am totally ignoring it. No way!

  7. katecrimmins says:

    I’m speechless! My Mom died before Gore invented the internet. She didn’t like microwaves and drive-throughs. I can imagine how you feel. Remember that you should never put anything out there that you don’t want your Mother to see or having it end up on the front page of the news!

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