February 18, 2011

Apparently he takes after me.....

Here I have been worrying and wondering what he (Man Child) is up to on the computer.

I have been studying the history - convinced that he is going somewhere he shouldn't.  He's constantly tap-tap-tapping away; more so than even me.

Whenever I ask - he tells me that he is doing nothing.  Yeah right.  Like those words don't send a mother's antennae up immediately.

I know he's not posting on FaceBook or MySpace (unless he's blocked me; which I don't doubt that he has - I will find a way around that).  And, like I've said, I've scoured the history, deleted files, etc.

I can find no evidence of malfeasance.

I know, I know.  I should give him a bit of privacy.  And I do.  But it's like pulling teeth over here trying to get anything out of him.  I ask him who he went to the gym with and he responds with, "A classmate."  Really?  I dare to ask the classmate's name and he acts like I am the Gestapo torturing him for information.

So yes, as his mother, I would like to know what he's up to online.  It's MY JOB.

Well, I think I may have discovered it.

He mentioned to his father, who mentioned it to me, that he had posted something on a football (soccer to you folks across the pond) website and it was featured.  So, of course, I read it.  I didn't understand a word of it.  But it was extremely well written.

And, of course, I did a little digging.  Again - it's my job!

Apparently, this forum also encourages each "follower" (for lack of the proper term) to create their own profile and blog.

My son, apparently following in his mother's footsteps, has his own little blog on this forum.  And has posted several columns (including the one that was featured) and has created his own little online group.

I'm so proud.


  1. He is his mothers son...They tell us not to snoop in case you find out stuff you don't want to know, but, hey sometimes, just sometimes mind, it works out right! Well done him...

  2. Way to go MC! Yay for him not looking up porn on the internet! :) And you're right, it's your job to make sure he behaves himself and people everywhere thank you for taking the time to raise him properly.

  3. Ha! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

    And we have totally looked into what the older two boys were doing when they were in HS. Sometimes it is just necessary. Who wants to be the shocked parent with the kid addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, or who knows what else? Sometimes being informed is necessary.

  4. Our two kids have grown up and started to lead their own lives so you would think that the veil of secrecy would be lifted to some extent!


    If anything, it's become worse ... more like blanket of deception.

    We left them in charge of the house for an afternoon during the last holidays. When we came back the said all was well and that they were going out. After they left, we noticed a 'beer'-like smell and found, on further investigation, 17 empty beer cans, half empty bowls of peanuts, several empty McDonald's burger boxes and an empty quarter bottle of vodka behind the sofa!

    They stayed at a friends house that night and refused to come until the UN had peace-keepers on site.

  5. Aawh, with my son it's just porn!

  6. Cool! I lokk forward to seeing my boys grow, and what kind of ideas they have!

  7. Little boys. Good God do I love little boys. :-)


  8. Keep on snooping!!

    It's awesome that MC likes to write!

  9. That is awesome.

    I always wonder if my own kids will start a blog when they are older.

  10. I'm so happy for you! And as bloggers, we know how addicting and time consuming it is, so you know he'll have absolutely no time to get into malfaisance (Love that word! Think I'll be using it as frequently as I can!)

  11. Your son is doing all good mate!
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  12. Oh, yeah! It is so wonderful when something wonderful in you sprouts in them!

    On facebook, they can't really block you - but as the guest you certainly cannot see what they see. It's interesting when my son leaves his facebook up - LOL. When they get irritated with me, they defriend me - but then they re-friend me again. They acuse me of stalking them.

    But, then, that's what a good mother does? Right?!?

    Congrats on your son's article being featured! Have your found his blog yet?

  13. Oh Whew and YEAH!!
    You must be so proud! He`s just like his Mama!

  14. Oh wow, how exciting is that. That is so lovely. XX