Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Working Hard in School?

Our kids both have Facebook accounts. I'll be honest - I'm not thrilled with Facebook these days. Every time they change things, it seems like the privacy settings become more and more elusive. Nevertheless, all the kids are on Facebook and it seems that this is how kids communicate these days. I've accepted it, but the rule is that I have to have the passwords at all times and that I will do random checks to make sure they are following our rules. The Boy and The Princess have been very good about this and I try not to take advantage. But I do go on and check things out occasionally  to make sure that they follow our internet rules - no scantily clad photographs, nothing inappropriate, no security breaches like posting your contact information, etc. (I'm always amazed at how many kids post revealing photos of themselves or photos of themselves drinking or smoking pot, or how many post their contact information!!)

Anyway, I recently logged in to do a "spot check" of The Princess and discovered a lot of photos which appear to have been taken at school. The Princess assures me that she IS learning at her school - all photographic evidence to the contrary...

Hmmm...I don't know. I'm beginning to see why she doesn't want to leave her school - it looks like a LOT of fun, doesn't it? I love that photo of her kissing the frog (hoping to find her prince?) especially because of this (badly photoshopped) photo of her with Harry Styles from One Direction.

If you have a teen or tween girl, then I'm sure you already know about One Direction. If not, One Direction is the newest boy band from England. All the girls are crazy about them and they're especially crazy about Harry.  Which, quite frankly, I don't get at all. In my opinion, Shaun and David Cassidy were way cuter and way more talented. Just saying.

I also got a chuckle out of this pic taken in the ladies room. Which will probably mean nothing to you unless you've read Harry Potter.

And now you know why I really do random spot checks on Facebook - I love the things I find out about my kids! (**The Princess's school is a nationally ranked school - I'm sure that they really are doing some school work. They have block scheduling and the classes are all an hour and a half long, so I'm assuming these were taken during some sort of free time at the end of the class.)

One Direction

vs. classic teen idols

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