There’s not much I won’t talk about on the blog.
It’s my outlet, my therapy, my little world.
I feel comfortable sharing personal struggles and joys with you.
Even knowing that I can’t really know everyone who is reading this: I still feel okay “spilling it all.”
But when I found out that my son would be having a different teacher than the one we expected at school this year, I was very relieved that he would not be in the class of that teacher who blogs. Hypocritical blogger, much?
Nope, didn’t want him to have her.
Because what if she blogs about him?
I know I blog about him, but I’m his mom.
I love him.
But I know he’s not the easiest student out there.
And he could drive a teacher to blog about the frustration of dealing with him.
Hell, I’ve blogged about some of my more frustrating days with him.
But somehow, it would be different, coming from someone else, someone who doesn’t really know him, someone who doesn’t love him.
This teacher doesn’t exactly advertise her blog to parents but it’s also not impossible to find. I happened upon it while doing a search for a specific blogging niche.
I could see myself being a blog stalker: did she write about him today? Is that vague mention of a really rough day because of my son?
Or maybe I’d have to snottily tell her “I read your blog” so she’d know not to mention him.
But then wouldn’t that take away her safe space to spill whatever she needs to spill? That’s not really fair.
And who knows? Maybe his current teacher has a blog, too, and I just don’t know about it. Perhaps I should go spend some quality google time looking…
For the record, I read a lot of blogs written by teachers. And I’ve never read any posts of theirs that made me think omg, they shouldn’t be blogging about other people’s kids like that! The majority are very professional when they talk about their students/jobs. No real reason to think this teacher is any different. Except that when it’s my own kids, rational thought tends to fly right out the window.