The other day I read this post “Should You Let the Cats Out of the Bag?”
I did giggle a bit as I read it because I related to several of the issues that come up when you blog about family and friends.
Do I use fake names? Check
Do I modify some of the details (that don’t impact the story)? Check
Do I ask if it’s okay if I tell the story? Check
I know my mom reads the blog, so trust me when I tell you that my blog is a constant stream of judgement calls.
So far, so good, right?
NOOOOO. Guess who is the one person I never checked with to make sure they were okay with a starring role in my blog? MR. T!!!
Yes, that’s right, I can feel the “Mother of the Year” award slowly tightening like a noose around my neck…
Last night after dinner I looked over at my beloved son, of whom I’ve shared so much and crossed my fingers!
Hey, does it bother you that I blog about you?
The quizzical look I received did not bode well.
Why do you ask?
Great, now I have to admit that it never dawned on me to see how he felt about having his life shared. Wonderful. Could it get any worse? So, I told him that I’d read this blog about checking with family and friends, blah, blah, blah, and I figured I’d better check with him.
He just chuckled and smiled at me.
I guess I’m good.