Monday, April 25, 2011



Right after I took this video of Maxfield playing Ode to Joy, he turned to me and said "Put that on your blog."

I was shocked. "Excuse me?" I asked. "Do you know what a blog is?"

"No. Not really." He answered.

"Then how do know I have a blog?"

"You talk about it." Max said in a matter-of-fact tone.

"Do you know what it is called? What I put on there?"

"Poop and Boogies." He smiled as he said it. "You write stories and put pictures and stuff on it."

I started to give him an explanation but he was already moving on to Lego Ninjago. Once Ninjago spinners come out, well, then there is no hope of having anyone pay attention to what is being said.

Max knows about the blog. He was 1 when I started it. He is now 7.

I am still trying to wrap my brain around all of the moral and ethical questions that arise in regards to what I should and should not post on here now that I know that he knows.


mindy said...

Bravo Max!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kcinnova said...

Bravo Max!!
That song and book are VERY familiar... music teachers must think alike. ;)

Welcome to the subject with which that many of us wrestle.
Since my youngest is 11 (and the oldest now 20, YIKES!!) I am careful about their privacy and what I blog. My rule of thumb is that most things need their approval if it might be embarrassing (which is why there is almost nothing posted about my teenagers -- the very fact I breathe the same air is embarrassing to them).

SciFi Dad said...

My daughter knows I have a blog, but she doesn't know the title or my pseudonym.

I'm not sure she realizes exactly what's there, but she knows I write about stuff and people read it there.

Stephanie said...

Incredible how they pick up on things we think are too adult for them to understand. Both mine are the same. Too damn smart for their own good!!

Ali said...

He looks so grown up!

Melissa said...

great job Max!

and wow, how quickly he has lost that "little boy" look...and is now a "kid".

Sharkey said...

Totally agree with Ali and Melissa--he looks like a kid! Where did the little boy go?

eclectic said...

What started out as your personal space turns out now to belong at least in part to them, because you have to consider what, if any, impact what you put here will have. And all without any bill of sale or transfer of ownership.

Funny how possession changes hands during parenting. They start out as "ours", but we end up as "theirs." It used to be people would ask delightedly, "Is that your baby?" Now it's merely, "You're Brooke's mom, right?" All part of the fun, I guess.

BTW, Way to go, Max! That was awesome!

Michelle said...

great job Max!! My kids know about my blog and will frequently ask me if I'm going to blog about something they said or did. I do not use their real names so that later on, I'll be able to post all kinds of embarassing things about them without fear of their friends finding out.

Anonymous said...

It is the same as "put that in your pipe and smoke it"

for a different kind of girl said...

What a great job! As someone who took a piano class in college and dropped out before the semester really got rolling, I'm envious!

I'm also hyper aware of what you're saying here. My oldest, who will be 14 in a few months, had just turned 9 when I started blogging. I never thought I'd still be blogging now when I started then, and now I'm wondering if I still should, or how I should, or what I should. The kid, while never named on the blog, is computer savvy and can figure me out if he wanted to, and I don't want to make him uncomfortable. I'm still deciding...blogging a bit less, and definitely deciding.

Anonymous said...

Yanni,Elton John, David Foster, the making! Wow! So proud of you MAX! Keep up the good work. You'll know when to Draw the line, William. Right now, Max wants to be on the blog. Soon he'll be telling you to get him out of the blog.Go with your gut..he'll need his privacy someday, especially when the papparazzi are chasing him...

James (SeattleDad) said...

Wow, interesting. I am already thinking of the day Lukas will figure out the same thing. I will probably make the shift long before.

Gretchen said...

It's clear that now you can use the blog to teach him all the mysteries of life considering he can read it here first. Being from a Catholic background, you know it's best never to talk directly to your kids about anything personal. Peace be with you.