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Hi! This is Ryan, he’s fifteen, and he’s been thinking about sharing this story for quite a while already. And a few weeks ago it took a turn that no one expected…This story is about him and his mom.
Her name is Diane, and Ryan is her only child – this is important to the story. She studied to become an architect, but lost interest really fast, so she never actually worked as one. When she married his dad at twenty three, she was right at the point where she didn’t really know what she wanted to do. Then pretty soon after, his mom got pregnant, and that eventually helped her to decide.
She started a blog. A mom blog, or a baby blog – however you want to call it.
Blogs were kind of booming at that time, and a lot of people were starting their own. Hers started as a kind of online diary for friends and family. Ryan’s mom would write posts about her pregnancy and expectations, and share tips and pictures – basically, anything that interested her. As the weeks went by, the blog gained more and more readers, and a lot of them were strangers. The internet itself was growing quickly at this time.
After he was born, his mom became even more enthusiastic about her blog. Now, she had a lot more things to tell her readers about. Of course there was stuff there he can’t remember now, since the blog is older than him. But once Ryan was a little older and able to understand it, he once scrolled all the way down the feed to 2005. And there was everything – pictures of him as a newborn baby, then as a toddler, and on and on…more on that a little later.
And it was not just about the pictures of course. She would write about what happened during almost every day, with the most intimate details. And he learned a lot of stuff most kids are not supposed to know: like the fact that he wasn’t planned. Ryan’s totally fine with that, and all of these early posts are not a problem for him in general.
But things just got awkward as he was growing up. You don’t have many secrets when you’re a toddler, but as you get closer to your teenage years, you start to experience stuff you’d rather keep private.
The problem was that his mom didn’t seem to understand that. He must have been around twelve when he started to have problems with what she was posting. Because, you know, he grew up with the blog, and for a really long time he didn’t think it could be any other way.
And the thing that still amazes him is that his mom didn’t lose interest at any point throughout those years. Of course, she doesn’t post every day anymore, but she still does it at least two or three times a week.
And the content changed – it was now about being the mom of a teenager.
And that was the problem.
Here’s an example. When Ryan was thirteen he told his mom he liked a girl from his school. You see, he’s not that close with any of his friends, and he feels awkward sharing stuff like that with his dad. So he told his mom about his feelings and they had a nice talk, or so he thought at the time. And he felt terrible when he found out that the whole story got posted online. What made things even worse was the fact that the girl’s mom was one of the blog’s active readers. And even though Ryan’s mom didn’t mention the girl’s name, it wasn’t that hard to guess. He never actually talked to the girl about his feelings, but he’s pretty sure she found out.
That was the first time that Ryan and his mom had a serious fight about the blog. He was trying to tell her that this stuff was private and the last thing he wanted was for everybody to know. But she just didn’t seem to understand. She said that these were things every child went through and there was nothing to be embarrassed about. He wasn’t embarrassed, he just didn’t want to be exposed for all the world to see like that!
Several months after this, things got even worse. One of his classmates came across his mom’s blog online somehow. Of course he quickly told everyone else, and all of the kids at school found the time to scroll down her feed. Long story short, the next few weeks weren’t easy for Ryan. There were so many things his classmates were not supposed to know, including things he had said about them. And, of course, every post had something that they could make fun of.
He was deeply hurt. He tried talking to his mom again, but she still refused to see the problem, so he just made the only decision possible: he stopped telling her anything about his life.
As the months passed, their relationship deteriorated. Once she tried to talk to him about the problem, and he even thought they understood each other. But the next day she wrote a post about him being offended about the blog...
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Ya my mom posts weird pictures of me and I really hope my friends never find her Instagram account but I know that one of my friends found it well me and her are not friends anymore for the reason that me and a girl named kyerah didn't want to be my friend so I lost my best friend Courney and soon after I lost my friends Vanessa because she didn't want to lose them I lost her yesterday because of all that and Me and Courney and kyerah haven't been friends for a week anyways Vanessa found my mom's Instagram and one of my other old friends did two but it has some pictures I don't want anyone to see but I know they mostly did and that scares me no they haven't said anything to me about mosly because I'm not friends with them but still if anyone were to see some of those pictures or they told anyone that hated me to go look at them and it went around all the kids in my grade I would be done for I have been bullied for 3 years some of the same kids but every year there's more and more and it sucks but I'm moving schools but still ya my mom posts a lot of things I don't want people to see mosly kids from my school and my friends I'm in grade 7 going in grade 8 in September but it's not only her Instagram it's her Facebook two that she's got lots of pictures of me that I don't want people to see what about you like my comment if your mom or dad or family dose the same thing
Me : * breathes *
Mom : OMG GOTTA PUT THIS ON FB
me : * moves arm to get phone *
Mom : OMG GOTTA PUT THIS ON FB TO
me : mom seriously
MOM : GOTTA PUT THAT ON FB TO
me * thinks * i cant do anything without the hole world knowing
Guy: Do your parents post stuff about you online?
Me: Do my parents even know how to close the door when they leave my room?
Do they even know how to text?
Do they even know not to come into my room while I'm sleeping and turn on the light then leave the room WITHOUT TURNING THE LIGHT OFF AND CLOSE THE DAMN DOOR??
my mums mum had my mum at 15 and then she got adoptep about 30 something years later i was born im eight right now and has a healthy life ive got like 50 friends but gets bulied alot for getting questions wrong pretty often and gets mocked by my teacher shes nice at times but not often i have 4 brothers and one sister and a cute dog called buddy sorry for my spelling and remember dont let your self get bulied bye
I wish my mom would do that even though it’s so embarrassing I love my mom and to see that she posts everyday of my life when I get older and she passes I would go and see this funny posts and moments we had and i will remember how much I miss her
I hate parents like that all those celebrities having babies and making pages in their kids name everybody is not for you there can be someone trying to steal your child why post them on that showing their face every two seconds
My mam had her profile picture on Facebook as me and my sister straight out of the bath (we were Young so we had baths together it's not weird) and we were wrapped up in a towel which I don't rlly mind because we're covered but my sister did
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