My daughter Rebekkah can be an odd fish once in awhile, though I find her eccentricity super cool in most respects. From collections of useless receipts to her reluctance to leave a digital fingerprint, a ton of the stuff that she does is in direct opposition to what I do. She distrusts Big Brother, and informed me when I reached 3000 followers on here that if we lived in Russia, the government would have me on a list and would be monitoring my writing.
Seriously. How can you not just love stuff like that?!
For a little while, Rebekkah had a Facebook account, and though she rarely posted much on it, I did enjoy reading little excerpts of conversations between my kids. I have clever, witty children, and when they get smack talking to each other…well, now, that’s some awesome entertainment! I believe it was about the time the Facebook world started being fascinated by selfies that Rebekkah closed her account, disgusted by the weirdness, and unhappy with the very real limitations of true communication that often ended up with misunderstands and hurt feelings. Frankly, though, I miss her presence on the stupid social network I use so much for my career as well as my vehicle of communication with friends and family. I miss her random perspectives she would post about a world she sees from a different angle; I miss her rap song lyric wars with Caitie-Bug, who incidentally, holds her own like Dr. Dre himself; and I miss her photography of such random things that cross her path, like tiny crop circles. . So lately, I’ve been trying to coax her back into opening her account again. Even my computer-challenged father doesn’t understand why he can’t just go to Facebook and check up on her like he does the rest of us!
I believe Dad and I have made some progress, since last night, she agreed to let my readers weigh in on whether or not they think she should have a Facebook account again. Yay!! All she asks is that if you feel strongly one way or another, you write in the comments why. Otherwise, a straight vote is just fine.
I’m not suppose to sway you all one way or the other, but I think you all know which way I’m voting!! So, if you don’t mind, would you vote in the poll below? Help me bring Rebekkah back to Facebook!!!! Yay!!!!
Happy Father’s Day to all of you wonderful dads out there, including my own, as well as Chef and Dennis, the fathers of my kids. Guys, the kids turned out pretty fantastic, so you both did something right! Thank you!!!