A few years ago, when Gina’s daughter Katie joined Facebook, she came to Gina with a startling request. “Mother, I’d like to friend you on Facebook.” Gina was shocked having heard that friending one’s mother is the equivalent of committing social suicide. Gina made a point to tell Katie how honored she was.
“Katie, it says so much about our relationship that you want to be my friend. I am so touched.”
“Hey Mom, it’s all about the friend count. Once I get to 101, I’m dropping you.”
Mothers who have been dropped or denied friend requests from their children should not feel bad. It’s a very normal thing as the link below highlights. Patty and Gina have not, for example, friended their mother for some pretty obvious reasons.
“Girls, are you on that Spacebook thing? I hope you don’t give out too much information.”
“Not at all,” said Patty, erasing her post that her front door was wide open and no one was home.
Are you friends with your child on Facebook?