Friday, May 24, 2013

FFS Friday: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do




My brother and his partner gave birth to a beautiful, healthy, baby boy. NO FFS.

4 days later my brother tells me he is leaving her and the babies to go fruit picking in Griffith. FFS

When I offer my support to his partner, it turns out I am breaking the news. FFS

I've haven't broken up with someone on behalf of someone else since high school. I could slap him. FFS

In other news, turns out Madeleine was exposed to a man who has been arrested for child pornography last week (among other things) at a workshop at her dance studio last term. FFS

I paid a small fortune for her to attend that workshop run by this man FFS

Upon questioning, she (and her dance teacher) assure me that there was never any reason for our children to change clothes or costumes during this workshop and neither she nor any of her friends were ever left along with him. NO FFS

Upon scooping out his Facebook account like the nosy gossip I am, I was electrified to see that my daughter is one of his friends FFFFFFFFS

After logging into her account and frantically reviewing her messages I was further horrified to find messages between them FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFS

Fortunately the emails are harmless, although they are very recent so who knows where else they may have gone if it had continued. Unfriend, block, educate and breathe again.

Had a social media scare with your tween/teen? Broken up with someone for someone else? I'd love to hear about it


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11 comments:

  1. What a week. How is an arrested child porn man allowed around children? I would consider taking that further like to the police. Hope next week is a better one.

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    1. He was just arrested last week when the child porn was turned in to police by his wife. I should have worded that post better! Will give it a little edit now to stop further confusion!

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  2. Oh God, kids + Facebook + online has been a total nightmare for us :( I know exactly how you feel. Big hugs xx
    Sarah @dearbabyg

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    1. I remember reading about the problems you were having with Gabby! I shiver when I think where this might have gone had the guy not been arrested last week

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  3. Whoa! That is one hellava FFS! So glad that you found out before any damage could be done.
    On a much happier, lighter note... I'm here because I just found your business card in my purse :) Lovely to meet you at the Fisher Price even last week!

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    1. Lol I knew I should have taken more! Yuo are one of only 2 people to get one that day. It was GREAT meeting you, I can't wait to bump into you again

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  4. Wow that is very scary about your daughter and that man. I am glad you caught on to it, that you looked him up on Facebook and saw they were friends so you could stop that and have a talk with her.

    That is really crappy about your brother. Did he tell you so you would be the one to break the news, knowing that you would offer her support? Or was it just bad timing that you spoke to her before he did?

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    1. Just bad timing I guess, but it just tells me he didn't respect her enough to make his intentions clear, he didnt' care to stop her finding out from someone else. Now that there is some time passed, the situation is improving, but I'm still not impressed with him. Thanks for commenting xx

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  5. Facebook + children = Bad

    I have banned mine from FB but she does have private setting Instagram. It's not our kids fault creeps will filter in there lives by way of FB. but in this day & age we need to allow our kids to 'fit in' with what is trending and at the moment it's social media. So Instagram was a compromise: No hashtags allowed.

    Don't beat yourself up about it Elise. Just thank Jesus you stopped any further interaction with the criminal.

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    1. Agree we need to let them fit in. I was so shocked when I found this, but so thankful I have a habit of vetting her friends and messages each month. Hopefully that means nothing will ever slip through the cracks, or not for long at least

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  6. Fark!!! just read this. Im so glad my kids haven't asked for facebook just yet. Hope you also searched through all her other facebook friends and de-friended the people you don't know.

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