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This week, I want to talk about social media (facebook, twitter).
I haven’t mentioned her before, but our niece lives with us. She is 13 years old and has been here for about two years now. It’s a very long story why she’s here, but she’s here, and we’re her full-time caregivers.
We love her a lot and treat her like one of our own.
The other day she came up to me and asked if she could sign up for a Facebook account. I immediately said “no, you’re too young”. She said all of her friends have Facebook accounts and she’s the only one without one. I verified that most of her close friends do in fact have Facebook accounts, but I am still on edge about letting her sign-up for social media.
I don’t have a Facebook and my husband has one, but never checks it. I wouldn’t mind letting her sign-up if I could control what she reads and posts, but I can’t all the time.
So many times you hear stories of young girls meeting the wrong person on Social Media and getting raped, robbed or even murdered. It’s a scary World, and I’m not sure if I want my niece to be a part of that at this time in her life.
I’m pretty set in stone about not letting her have an account, but my husband thinks she’s a good girl who we can trust to live by our rules, because she’s never broken them before. I was a teenage girl once, and when I was 13, I thought rules were made to be broken.
What should we do? Should we let her sign-up for a Facebook account or should we make her wait a few more years?
A few things I saw around Claycord this week:
- The Amgen Tour of California was so much fun to watch, but it all happened so fast.
- I witnessed a girl who was about 14 years old slap her mom at the mall this week. Her mother wasn’t very happy. Security came to calm them down. It was a really sad thing to see.
- Some guy in Todos Santos Plaza on Tuesday was going around hugging people. I tried to stay away. Would you take a hug from a stranger?
The Real Housewife of Claycord Housetip of the Week:
- To clean your microwave oven, mix together 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice or vinegar and 2 cups of water in a 4 cup glass microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for two to three minutes. Carefully remove the bowl and wipe the microwave with paper towels. Repeat as necessary. (source: busycooks.about.com)
That’s it for this week.
I hope you all have a wonderful week, see you next Thursday at 2pm!
It’s time for me to go make a pie!
-The Real Housewife of Claycord xxoo