Has anyone noticed anything new about my blog? Anything missing, or not in place? Aside from the moving of some buttons and the addition of MeMarieLane’s button? Nothing? Not like two missing posts?
I present to you exhibit A. The younger child, (known for reasons soon to become obvious as “Positively Insistent Sarcastic Sister And Not Thoughtful”, or PISSANT), took it upon herself to rectify a situation that she disapproved of. She, apparently read my post about her behavior and decided to delete it. I have the computer set up so that when I open up any of the things that I need there are no passwords or locked doors, or secret handshakes to get in. It’s my computer, (my loving husband would probably like for me to point out that it is also his and he can use it anytime he wants…well, when I’m not on it…), and I don’t see any reason to have to go through a gauntlet of crap to get to where I’m going. So, really no secrets there. She did not like me saying anything negative about her and I guess, in retrospect, I can see how it might be disturbing and if I had to do it over again I might not have left it where she could read it structured my sentences in such an unflattering light, HOWEVER, I am not talking to her friends, or anyone she is likely to ever even meet. PISSANT, on the other hand, blasts me out of the water every time we have a fight verbal altercation to all her pals on her MySpace page who come over to the house. I am face to face to these kids who, no doubt, believe I breathe fire. On her.
The really weird thing is that when I found out she had done it, I wasn’t just mad. I was devastated. I felt so totally betrayed and violated. I’s so weird, I had no idea this meant so very much to me. And she had left some comments on the posts before she erased them that I removed, (edit, edit, edit), that said things to the effect that I should not be “talking shit” about her and it’s stupid for me to be so worried about her giving money to her friends and at least she HAS friends and not just pretend friends on line. Yes, she used those words. Made me furious.
I calmed down a bit and told John who is a soft shoe with the kids, but was alarmed that she had done it and said he was going to talk to her about it. I crossed her path in the living room when she came in and stopped her and told her “Do not ever read, comment, or touch my blog in any way, shape or form again. I don’t go snooping around on your MySpace and have fits about what you write about me.” PISSANT didn’t say anything and I think, for one brief moment we had a meeting of the minds. She did look contrite, so maybe she got it. I think she did.
I talked to Cam, (brother dearest), and he pointed out that friends are people you care about and talk to and get and give advice to, so if my blog buddies aren’t my friends, who is? Good point, Cam.
Now, that is out of my system and she can go back to being My Darling Keelan. However I am going to have a hard time making a good accronym out of MDK.
Comment by moo on July 11, 2008 at 9:50 pm
HOLY SHIT. I would’ve had a COW. Your personal space was violated and you have a right to feel betrayed, devestated, angry, hurt, whatever. Think about how you would feel if anyone else did that to you.
You had a right to be angry at her in the first place. You have a right to vent about her where ever and when ever you want. It would’ve been the same as if you’d met up with a group of girlfriends at a coffee house and bitched about your kids.
I am furious FOR you and if this were my house, there would be some Serious Repercussions regarding this behavior. And passwords. And perhaps computer restrictions.
Comment by moo on July 11, 2008 at 9:54 pm
Also? She should know that caches cannot be emptied, despite the delete on the site. So the original post still appears in my reader. And I can get it through other means as well.
Now I must let it go, since it’s not me nor my kid.
Comment by Tranny Head on July 11, 2008 at 10:28 pm
Gawd I’m glad that Sumo just says “bah” for ball along with “up” and “Mama.” Not looking forward to the days of ‘tude ahead!
Comment by Krissa on July 11, 2008 at 11:24 pm
I should point out at this point that she is grounded from the pooter. I am not sure for how long yet. John and I need to talk about it.
Comment by Memarie Lane on July 12, 2008 at 9:41 am
I’m afraid she’s right about me. I’m just an innovative Japanese computer program designed to infiltrate the blogosphere and bring down the American economy via letters to my bladder.
Comment by Sabrina on July 12, 2008 at 10:45 am
That little shit! I was an awful teenager, but I would never have done anything like that. I am not looking forward to that stage.
And you have lots of real friends online. Though my friend’s hubby calls her online friends “imaginary”. I think it’s kinda funny.
Comment by Big Hair Envy on July 12, 2008 at 8:49 pm
If only she could understand that we can talk to our bloggy friends about things that our “real friends” couldn’t possibly understand. Our bloggy friends don’t talk about us behind our backs. They are there to feel our pain and celebrate our success.
As a totally new blogger, I have already come to rely on the people out there to lift me up. I hope you will continue to view things that way. After all, aren’t you my new BFF??
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