Friday, July 02, 2010

A 10 year old wants to FB friend me and other freaky Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea
(say hi to my Pal Mrs 4444 while you're there)
I'm likely one of only a handful of Canadians who has to go into work today, in middle of the Canada Day long weekend. I've been trying to take the shine off the "L" on my forehead. Needless to say, I don't have a lot of time to scratch these fragments out . You can call this pseudo dedication to this long neglected blog.


Despite my reservations about letting my boy baby (humour me) have Facebook, it's happened. His best friend is moving out of the country, and this is the sole method of keeping that relationship alive. He struck this deal with his father, of course. It just does NOT cut it that his mom is FB friends with his friend's Mom, uh, sorry, that doesn't count. Nor does regular e:mail, or the fact that he's got Xbox interactive (also a deal he struck with his Dad).

Within 24 hours of signing on, he had 63 friends. It took his Mom 24 months to accomplish the same.

Now I'm sitting with 11 new friend requests from the under 10 set. Dilemma.


More boy news: the little girl who technically asked the boy out on his first date via post-it (a little mini SJP situation in reverse?) has invited him to see yet another movie, this time under the guise of a birthday party. He really wants to go because he really wants to see the movie, and guess what, she's conveniently also invited his best friend (male) to the party. Oh I know it's all fun and innocent, and it will be a matinee ... but I'm all about conspiracy theories. I think I may have to admit - there is a little twinkle in his eye when he talks about her, and he did hang out with her at the recent community BBQ a couple of weeks ago. She's a cutie.

Help. Me. I am so NOT ready for this.


Speaking of dates, one week from now, DATE NIGHT!!!!

I am so excited.

We are going to see a concert - you know, that's our "thing".

Cannot wait. Squeeing as I type.

What to wear? Another dilemma.

But one I think I can handle. Shopping anyone?


And I must add this. I love Alex Wong. He's cute, humble, Asian, Canadian ... and dancing genius. He's the only Canadian who's ever won the coveted Prix de Lausanne.

He's killing it on this seasons' SYTCD.

Check this ballet dancer out here.


A shout out to my Canadian and American friends for the long weekend, and a great "regular" weekend to the rest of my bloggy peeps!


Dina said...

I would have had to work today too if I hadn't book the whole week off- road trips all over the place this week!
I thnk i'll need a day or two next week just to recover from this week!
That is so cute about the date invite!! You better watch out with that one!
Amazing how fast the kids grow up!

LceeL said...

So sorry you have to work through any of your long weekend. That bites. And as for your son and his blossoming social life? At least he's a BOY. Parents of BOYS have completely different concerns than parents of GIRLS. GIRLS will make you go gray and buy guns.

Tara R. said...

Totally stinks you have to work on a long weekend. Hope you get a chance to enjoy some downtime.

Good luck with the mini girlfriends... the fun is just beginning.

Anonymous said...

I so get your Facebook dilemma. My almost 12 year old begged for a FB page...I said absolutely not, Dad said "Why not?" I, too, was flooded with friend requests from her friends, all of which I ignored. In less than a month, the almost 12 year old was banned from Facebook by the same Dad who didn't see why it would be a problem.


Growing up is hard. Technology makes it harder.

Have a great weekend!

Cheryl said...

oy, is this what is going to come my way in 5 yrs! I am not ready for it!!!!
There are great ups to facebook, I see alot of parents with full access to the kids accounts and checking in on them daily.

Yay for date night!!!!

Mrs4444 said...

Glad you checked in; I'm always happy to hear from you.

YEA on the date night!!

My nephew (age 12) finally talked his mom into FB, and he requested me. I accepted; I'm pretty sure he'll be too into the games to even notice my updates! I get requests from my students, too, but of course I ignore those!

BTW, I started a new feature today; I'm hoping to collect the best-of posts of friends to provide a place to catch up (cuz we have no time to read so many blogs!) Don't be afraid to check in!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Oh my word! Dating? Like um, next year? HELP ME!!!!!

But you know, you can show me the ropes right?

Yay for date night! We are seeing Bon Jovi in July and I am already giddy. For the date! Not to see Jon.

Um. Well. That too.

April said...

LOVE Alex on SYTCD!!
My 9-yr-old daughter has a boyfriend. Kind of freaked me out, but it's all so innocent and friggin' cute that it doesn't bother me anymore.

Jill said...

I no longer "do" Facebook. Too much I don't need to deal with!

I'm now Following via Follow Friday 40 and Over!

Have a Great Weekend!



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