I recently read an article about kids and privacy that got me thinking. The gist of the article was that kids need privacy and that a lot of parenting blogs forget this. True enough. Of course, I try not to write things that would put them in danger or anything. That’s why I don’t put photos of them up. But it’s just as important to keep them anonymous for their own general ability to maintain a private life and childhood as more people begin to stumble upon the blog.
That’s why I’m not going to be using Judy and Tom’s real names anymore. You may now be wondering who Judy and Tom are. They’re my kids for the purposes of A Family in the City.
The reason I’m announcing this is that I didn’t want any regular readers (a.k.a., family—thanks for reading, guys!) to wonder what happened to the old kids or how I got new ones so quickly. There’s nothing to worry about! We shipped the old kids back to the dealership under warranty and I got these new ones at a steeply discounted price downtown.
So, if you look back through old posts, you’ll see that the old kids’ names have been removed. The new kids’ names will be used from here on out! What’s the lesson we’ve learned today? Always keep your receipts! Maybe I’ll do a blog post about teaching Judy that lesson…