I read an article on scarymommy.com about a mom who was writing about her children without filter until her father told her that she should consider their privacy. So I took some time off of writing and started thinking…
How would I feel if my mother told the world about my life?
What if she shared photos of me without permission? Shared my imperfections, my mistakes. Did a tell-all on my embarrassing moments or vented about my bad days?
I think I would be angry. I don’t have the right to do that to my children nor do I want them to be upset with me later on in life.
I need to keep my babies safe, and to myself. It’s easy to overshare without thinking twice. but that doesn’t make it right, so I have to figure out how to figure out mommyhood without invading my children’s privacy. It will be a challenge, but I can manage.
I’ve had the best intentions and writing is a way for me to do something for myself and also keep memories of my children. Talk about multitasking. But that woman’s father is right. Our children need to be respected.
I don’t have a problem with that. I’m glad I saw that opinion sooner than later. I love my children with all my heart and I want to do right by them.