March 05, 2012

Because I am their Mother

I read my son's email.
Their love letters.
And anything else that is left laying around that they probably dont want me to see.
Because I am their Mother and if it wasnt for me, they wouldnt be here.
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That gives me the right to be in their business at all times.

When they asked for an email account, I said yes.
But only if I knew the password.
I check it often.
Because I am their Mother.

When they leave papers laying around that say this, I read them.
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Then put them back where I found them.
Unless I feel it is necessary to discuss with them.
Because I am their Mother.

When my sons tell me they have a girlfriend, I roll my eyes.
I tell them they are too young to like girls.
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And that the only girl they should love at the age of 10 is me.
Because I am their Mother.

When my children own iPods/computers or any other gadget that involves personal information and social media, I will know every single password.
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I will check their stuff regularly.
Or they will not be allowed to use it.
Because I am their Mother.

I helped create them so I have the right to be in their business at all times.

I will not allow my children to be vulnerable...to be bullied...to feel desperate for love and attention.
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I will be open with them.
Available for discussion no matter how uncomfortable the subject is. *cough*
I will explain.
And answer.
I will love them unconditionally no matter what they say/do/write/type.
Because I am their Mother.



7 comments:

My Heart said...

Me too...my children know right up front...we look through stuff together. texts on their cell phone, emails...we discuss it...random checks...they know it is not that I don't trust them but that as their parents there are no secrets...I have told them they are more than welcome to do a random check on my email and texts too... ha ha ha

Gigi said...

Good for you! Too bad other parents aren't as vigilant.

Foursons said...

Who in the world does a 10 year old have to email? I can't imagine they have a whole lot to say. Good for you for staying on top of them.

Heatherlyn said...

I love this post! It's the best! And yes my 10 year-old has email and she wants her own blog! And she thinks that she needs a phone so that she can text just like her teen-aged brother and sister do. Who would she text anyway? I keep all my kids' passwords. I check things on occasion. I give them space. But, of course, as their mother I like to know what is going on so that I know what is most important to them, their mindset, and how I can best teach and help them at the moment.

Jenners said...

I'm surprised that 10 year olds even e-mail to be honest! But I applaud you … I plan on being all up in my son's business as well.

Hilary Lane said...

It's too bad there aren't more mothers out there like you!

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