I honestly don’t really know how to start this post. I feel so torn. Torn between being nervous and excited, happy and disappointed. Most of all though proud. Proud because there are all the positive feelings that actually weigh in more than the others. And that’s good, right? But before I get into more details here let me just say this: It’s time to kick off this week on a positive note!
- Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
- Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.
- Share this post and invite your followers as well.
So would you like to know what I have to share with you all today? Would you like me to continue where I left it and let you know what I was talking about? Yes? Are you sure? Are you excited? Yes? And you can hardly wait to hear it? Okay, okay… So here is what I’d like to share with you all today…
But wait! How about a little high five action? What do you mean there is nobody around to high five? Hey, that’s really not an issue 😉
I just totally high five-d myself too 😉
So back to where we were. Here is what I’d like to share with you today:
“While we sit in our safe, dry and comfortable homes some areas of this world get a good little example what the force of nature is capable of doing. It scares and amazes me at the same time. So while I sit in my safe home, feeling annoyed about the fact that some bits of my future business don’t work out the way they looked like and also get all worked up about my son not putting his cloths away, others lose their home, all of their belongings, maybe even their loved ones or their life. The good thing is that my family and everyone I love are safe. We don’t have any issues. We don’t have to get prepared, run for water and other things we consider normal. And it puts it all into perspective. A perspective we are often forgetting to focus on, while worrying about things that honestly are not that important…”
In a world where everything and everyone is accessible online, information get spread like a wildfire. One of the most important things for me as a mother is to keep my kids safe. To teach them the risks out there. Will I always be able to keep them from being harmed? I hope so but I don’t know. There is just too much out there to be sure. What I want to be sure of though, is to have taught them everything possible to keep them from becoming a victim. It’s all I can do.
In today’s Blast From The Past I share some shocking numbers and facts but also my thoughts about children and keeping them safe. My hopes, my ideas and also what I’m worried about.
There are certain things on social media that make me shake my head. It’s when too much information is given. Not that sort of information like what they had for breakfast… more down the line that that the entire family is leaving for a couple of days (yes, the house is empty now), how annoying it is that the lock on one of the doors is not working (yes, the door can not be locked) or which school the kids go to (just head over there and pick them up)…
I might be extreme. But it just does stuff to me. It makes me shiver! I was not always like this. I admit I might have turned into an over-sharer too if not for my husband. I just saw one of those posts again on Facebook. A post of a friend of mine who already had people trying to get through the doggy door while her husband was away for work. And now the Facebook world knows again, that she will be on her own for a couple of days. Honestly, it’s kind of like sending an invitation out. But as I said: I’m probably totally extreme…
This following Blast From The Past might give you a little bit more insight in my thinking. In the end it’s up to everyone how much they want to share. But please consider others and don’t just share things about them if they don’t do… That goes for pictures of them or of their kids, information about their daily schedule and when they are not at home. Keep the stuff you post on social about you if you really want to put it all out.
I’d like to ask you something. Would you hand out flyers to strangers on a busy road. Flyers with info about what you do, where you live, where you go out to, who you eat lunch or dinner with and where? Flyers with info about where your kids go to school, what they wear, what they do wrong (or right)? Flyers with pictures of you children, pictures of you on vacation, pictures of your favorite places?
No? Why not?
We’ve all been told to never talk to strangers and we probably all said the exact same thing to our kids. Easy to remember, right? Or maybe not so much. Especially when we also teach the kids not to be rude. So what is it now? Which one to consider? Should they be polite and answer questions as long as the person asking seems nice and polite and actually not dangerous? Or should they follow the don’t talk to stranger rule?