Sunday, January 31, 2010

The One With My Mom's Addiction to Facebook

Apparently, Facebook is a disease that has afflicted even the older generations.

My Mom is the living proof. Ever since she had discovered the world of facebook, she had left the world of Harlequin romances and cooking shows, and had gone off to delight herself with real life stories of who's married to whom, who's fertilized whose Farmville farms, and who threw a love pillow at whom. Her number of friends is rapidly growing at an alarming exponential rate! I say alarming, since I have a feeling, that given a few more months, she'll have more friends than me... and who would wanna admit that her mother is more popular than her? Turned out, she's searched all her gradeschool and highschool classmates, and each and every one of her and my Dad's relatives.

And who would have guessed that my uncle's 60-year old socially awkward wife, or my 72-year old cat-loving grand-aunt are tech savvies who have facebook profiles?

Truth be told, I don't mind my Mom's rising popularity. What I do mind is logging on to my facebook account, and discovering I've been tagged in some not-so-flattering childhood pictures that she uploaded to amuse our relatives and friends! Apparently, my definition of embarassing is the equivalent of amusing to her. I won't elaborate, but suffice it to say that the pictures have made my husband a believer of the theory of evolution and the ugly duckling story, and left him profusely thanking God for my transformation.

I'm beginning to think my sister was so smart in declining my mother's friend request.

7 comments:

Cass said...

I just had to read this out loud to my boyfriend because I was laughing out loud. Everything about it had me nodding my head, just today I had to untag myself from some photos my family posted. Just because it's oh so cute (think me just waking up w/my little baby brother in bed w/me) does not mean I need everyone looking at that photo.

I wish so hard that I hadn't accepted my mom's friend request. :-)

JennAventures said...

I just had an Aunt add me. I thought it was weird...

Sara said...

my mum has a even higher score than mine on farmville!!

Nahl said...

Hahahaha. oh God, I recently had some drama on facebook because i finally added a cousin.
Then I went and blocked her. :)

Red Shoes said...

God... do I EVER know what you mean!! I have a sister old enough to be my MOTHER... and she wants a computer... and wants me to teach HER...
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

CALGON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooo

~shoes~

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Hahaha. I think my mom's addicted to facebook too. Sometimes we fight over the computer. Hehehe.
Honestly, I'm a facebook addict myself. I've been staying up til 1am just playing a favorite game on facebook. =) Now I have 2 zits. lols

Jenn(ifer) said...

I'm so glad my Mom doesn't even know how to turn a computer on!