When we were out in Portland (because I was attempting to be an awesome mom), I was kind of a yes man…..or woman……whatever, I said yes a lot. Apparently without the distraction of other children I become what is commonly known as “ a sucker”.
So when Lily asked me (for the bajillionth time) if she could get her own email, I initially thought no. Cause that is insane, she is eight. But when she passed me my computer where she had googled “child safe email” (which is a rather ironic since unsupervised googling is anything BUT safe) I took a look at what my options were.
And suddenly, I was the best mom in the world. And Lily had email.
Zoobah.com is an awesome entry into email for the little people. I get to control her entire address book, both who she can send email to and receive email from. I also have the security settings set so that I get a copy of every email she gets and sends.
That is a bit overkill because the only people on her list are her parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, but it is a little bit like sanctioned spying. And when she brought home the email of a friend of hers who also uses Zoobah, it allowed me to read this gem of an email:
I had to do Xtramath! It was HORRID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate that my mom can see everything I write and everything I get! Do you?
Apparently once your kids get email they also hit puberty.