Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Landscape of Parental Angst: I hate you, Facebook!

Yesterday, my son, Scott's, facebook update said:

"Scott got a face full of pepper spray today."
A few months ago, it was:

"Scott's warding off scurvy."

And then there was the photo of him 2 years ago where he was in some dimly lit Chinese hospital getting his head stitched up in Bejing by an ancient gnome.

These are the stuff of mother's nightmares, all brought to me on my google home page, courtesy of Facebook status updates!

Scott did, however, respond rapidlly to my inquiry as to whether he was now caught up in some riot in South America. He said that it's just something the Navy does to its. . . uh. . . employees.

????? WHY? To keep them from eating too much of the ship's food? For entertainment purposes? So they'll know what it feels like? What's next, feeding them to sharks?




And since I have no current photos of my dutiful Navy son, here's a picture of him from our trip last September, in Crater Lake, Oregon. I loved the lighting and I love my son. Following this, he served as our hood ornament for the next of the trip.

18 comments:

Reds said...

LOL - You are too funny... hood ornament??!!! Ha! Ha! Ha! Scary about the pepper spray - must be tough to go through that!

Jess said...

Ahhh! I'd be checking up on that too! I can't believe they would pepper spray them... maybe it's to show them what it's like so they will use it wisely when necessary? Either way, OWW!

pat said...

A training exercise gone wrong? Or perhaps one done correctly, which is an even scarier thought! Love the photo; for some reason it makes me think of Lewis and Clark.

Sharon said...

I think that might be something I DON'T have to worry about. lol I love this shot too!

Maria said...

Wow! I thought it was an accident. I didn't know the Navy did that.

Nicki, said...

Say it ain't so ... pepper spray (OUCH!) Great shot of your son (and I suspect there is more to that story...hood ornament hummm!)

Barb said...

I saw that but didn't understand what it was about. That is terrible.

Cindi Koceich said...

Oh My...yes, that would be very painful to know these things as a mom! I can only imagine the updates I'll get from my middle child/spitfire!

Amy said...

That is a gorgeous shot! The status updates would scare me too.

shirley said...

LOL - I like how you are on theme, too. That is a great picture, and maybe they spray them so they can practice how to react?

Bruce Oksol said...

I think I found your son on YouTube .... even better than Facebook!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW2-_01i48w

Lauren said...

Love this photo, and your sense of humor. Next time you talk to your son, let him know how much I appreciate him taking that face full of pepper spray for us.

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

OMG updates like that would drive me out of my mind. Love the lighting on this shot.

Beth said...

Awesome photo! He lives an adventure filled life!

Steph said...

Oh goodness! Scary for a mom. I know when my husband was at the police academy they had to get pepper sprayed (and tazered) so they would know what it feels like. Ick!

Charleen said...

nice colors! ignorance is bliss sometimes :)

Mandy said...

Hahaha...HOOD ORNNAMENT, GIRL! You totally crack me up. I love the picture too...its so profound and spiritual.

Jeanne said...

I'd be scared silly, too, but maybe he posts for dramatic effect? One can hope.

Gorgeous photo! Hang in there Mom!