I like to think I was reasonably young when my daughter was born: 24.
People are having kids older and older these days. While 24 sounds like a normal age to have kids I only had three friends at the time that already had kids—all lived out of state at the time. I felt a bit like a pioneer. Unlike my friends that had kids, I was still in school at the time.
When Elle was born I still had a year of graduate school left to finish, and with that came all the inappropriate Facebook party photos from my college days. I wasn’t worried about Elle seeing them, I was positive they’d all be long gone before she would have access to Facebook—it’s here to stay.
Three days after we brought Elle home I got two new friend requests. It was my mom and my dad. They made Facebook pages so they could see all the pictures we take of Elle when we posted them. It was time to clean up my account.
I noticed this pattern with my other friends as they starting having kids as well. If you have a kid and a Facebook page, there’s a good chance grandparents are going to take the plunge and learn how to use Facebook.
If you’re a new parent, don’t be surprised if your parents try to friend you on Facebook.
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