Our after-school conversation today:
My daughter: “Mom, did you know that you posted a picture of eggs on Instagram?”
Me: “Yes! It’s the new packaging of the organic Costco eggs! It’s recycled plastic now instead of styrofoam. Isn’t that cool? I’m so excited. I have written to Costco, and tweeted them, and I kept asking them to change it and the finally did!”
Radio silence and blank stares
My son: “But why did you have to take a picture of it?”
Me: “Oh, I’m sorry, was that wrong? Okay, then tomorrow I’ll just post a bunch of selfies instead of posting about green things. How about that? Does that work for you?”
Cue synchronized eye roll.
Me: “Okay then, glad we had this conversation. Next time I need your advice on what to post on Instagram, I’ll ask.”
The controversial photo that caused childhood embarrassment –
And that, among many, is my problem with my kids being on Instagram. I’ve previously been told that I post too many photos of food, my writing is too “formal”, and generally, I’m just kind of a dork.
It really is amazing that I have made it this far in life without them. I mean, how did I do it?
All of which reminds me of one of my favorite sayings: “Unsolicited advice….always welcome.”