Thursday, November 5, 2009
A Facebook Chat With My Son
As some of you know, my oldest son is away at college…now that he’s a sophomore, I don’t freak out any more when realizing he’s hundreds of miles away from me. That only happened during his freshman year. We stay in touch via Facebook, where we’ve always had a very open, honest relationship where we can pretty much talk about anything.
As an example, here is our conversation from the other night on Facebook:
Me: I saw your status the other day – you said you were sick. What’s wrong?
Son: I was sick.
Me: I realize that. I saw that. What were your symptoms?
Me: Hello? Are you there? What were your symptoms? Was it H1N1?
Son: I was in bed for two days.
Me: Why? Are you still sick? Was it Swine?
Me: Hello? Are you there??!!
I wasn't responding by this time because I was beating my head against the wall.
My son could be in the ICU unit for all I know. We communicate so well.
So, are your conversations with your college-aged kids along the same lines? Do you text? Talk on the phone? Facebook? Not talk at all? I'm just curious as to how other parents communicate. I obviously need assistance.