Jane Samuel: MavenMama
Posted by MavenMama on August 6, 2013
My teen and I don’t often see eye to eye. First, I suppose she would argue that it is hard to see eye to eye with someone like me who has ten heads. At first, I didn’t feel so bad about her belief that I have ten heads. I mean ten is better than one right? Ten heads would give me ten brains right? Which means I should be a lot smarter than her. But for some reason when I am talking with her I often don’t feel smarter. Or at least I don’t feel like she thinks I have any brains whatsoever. So having ten heads must not be a good thing. If I was smarter than I am I probably would have known that before now.
Second, she is – being a young, hip (is this current word?) person – much more aware of things right? She knows what is going on in the world. She watches valuable TV like Law & Order, Scrubs and Baby Daddy, surfs reliable news sources like Yahoo News, and is way more computer savvy – at least when it comes to Instagram and all things social media - than I. Thus, her opinion should be very valuable and mine should be – well if you are a parent of a teen you know – mud.
But this week as she was trying to fill me in on something regarding pop culture and fashion – specifically what a “frat boy” was - we stumbled upon something we both felt strongly about - internet pornography.