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Old 12-20-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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I have SO many diaries from when I was young. It really was a life saver at times. Sometimes I go back and read them and I think "wow that was dumb" or if something was really out there I tear it up and that's my way "leaving" that thought. I would be humiliated if my teenage over dramatic angst was shared on the internet and I never understood how people wrote personal things online.

I have a private blog.
The only people who can see it are me, and really the only person who can see it is me. No one has the password to get into my account.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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I have SO many diaries from when I was young. It really was a life saver at times. Sometimes I go back and read them and I think "wow that was dumb" or if something was really out there I tear it up and that's my way "leaving" that thought. I would be humiliated if my teenage over dramatic angst was shared on the internet and I never understood how people wrote personal things online.
I have boxes full of my old journals. The only thing I've re-read is the poetry I wrote in junior high. To tell you the truth I can't imagine subjecting people to all that young angst and "My parents don't understand me!! Waaaa." Insert crying sound here. I wrote for myself. Period.

Judging by my Jr. High poetry someone should have yelled "Get over it!" in my ear. I hope to heaven I wasn't that insufferable to be around. I probably was. My poor parents.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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I have boxes full of my old journals. The only thing I've re-read is the poetry I wrote in junior high. To tell you the truth I can't imagine subjecting people to all that young angst and "My parents don't understand me!! Waaaa." Insert crying sound here. I wrote for myself. Period.

Judging by my Jr. High poetry someone should have yelled "Get over it!" in my ear. I hope to heaven I wasn't that insufferable to be around. I probably was. My poor parents.
I still have my first journal and lord, the odes I could write about the purest drivel. I squirm with embarrassment for my younger self just thinking about it.

I also have my earliest stories (based on GI-Joe, of all things). Pure hilarity.

My earliest poem went thusly:

Bees have beedom
Frogs have frogdom
Dogs have dogdom

(continue on this vein for roughly four pages, naming every freaking animal on the planet, and ending at last with the line-)

Why can't we just get together and call it freedom?


Yeah...there's a reason I don't write poetry anymore. How could I possibly top that?
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:24 PM
 
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I think its horrible that the people that want privacy the most and most the time its not with anything bad are the ones who are the most deprived.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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Lmfao
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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Yes, 13 is the age stipulated. Not that it makes it right, but she is seriously the only one of all of her friends who doesn't have an account.

And as for the checking of the phone, I have never done that -- I just want her to know that she does not have the absolute right of privacy since we pay for the phone. I would only check it if I suspected a problem.

My parents were involved with me, but a little naive, I think, lol. And I was such a good kid -- but boy, did I do some stupid stuff, and I am lucky nothing horrible happened to me.
I was just reading along.....not being affected by much until I ran across this statement. Really, who CARES what all of her friends are doing? Are they having sex? Smoking pot? Sneaking out? Drinking? If they were all doing it, would you let HER do it? Not being confrontational, but putting things into context. Rule #1 of parenting.....It does not matter what all the other kids are doing. This is YOUR child and as such, what SHE is doing or allowed to do, is all you should ever worry about.

For the record, I don't think you're going overboard at all. It's pretty hard to rescue a kid when things have gotten too far out of control. At 11 years old, personally, it's tough to be too careful.

As a parent, I have always heard, "But MOOOOM, the other kids' mom's let THEM do it"....as "Blah blah blah, blah blah blah". Yeah, don't C-A-R-E ...not my kids, not my problem if their parents let them do things that I am completely against....NEXT!"
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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Where did it go??????????
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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I was just reading along.....not being affected by much until I ran across this statement. Really, who CARES what all of her friends are doing? Are they having sex? Smoking pot? Sneaking out? Drinking? If they were all doing it, would you let HER do it? Not being confrontational, but putting things into context. Rule #1 of parenting.....It does not matter what all the other kids are doing. This is YOUR child and as such, what SHE is doing or allowed to do, is all you should ever worry about.

For the record, I don't think you're going overboard at all. It's pretty hard to rescue a kid when things have gotten too far out of control. At 11 years old, personally, it's tough to be too careful.

As a parent, I have always heard, "But MOOOOM, the other kids' mom's let THEM do it"....as "Blah blah blah, blah blah blah". Yeah, don't C-A-R-E ...not my kids, not my problem if their parents let them do things that I am completely against....NEXT!"

Do you know why the age is 13?
Do you know the reason behind the rules?
Do you just blindly follow along with EVERY rule just because it's there??
Would you just blindly go along with any rule that came along no matter how it affected you?

Are you a sheeple???
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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pinkie!
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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Maaaaaaaa maaaaaaaaaa
shun the non believer.
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