You may have noticed that I don't write about BubTar all that often anymore. He's getting older and wiser and a bit more private, and I feel less and less comfortable publicizing his life without permission. This was never something I gave much thought to when I began blogging, but as he's grown into his own little person over the course of the last year, I've found that I'm not as comfortable cherry-picking his life for blog fodder. He's a bit shy (many times when we are with a group of people, he uses me as a mouth piece, whispering into my ear to have me relay messages to other people) and I don't know how he would feel about the publicity.
Recently, I was looking something up on my blog (I do this more often than you might think, it is a pretty detailed record!) and he walked over to me and said, "Hey! Is that a picture of ME on that website? Is that KayTar? What is that? Is that a BLOG? Is it YOUR blog? Do you have a BLOG, Mom? Lemme see that!"
I said, "BubTar, please don't read over my shoulder. Go on now. Go play." (Smooth, no? He'll never suspect a thing!)
I don't want to have The Blog Conversation with him, because my blog is SECRET. He spends a lot of time with various family members and "MY MOM HAS A BLOG!" is pretty hot news to an internet-savvy six year old. So I'd prefer to avoid the topic for as long as possible.
However, if he is old enough to know what a blog is and recognize his role in one, then he's old enough to have some say in what I do and do not share about him in this space, but as I'm not ready to discuss it with him, I'd prefer to err on the side of safety and respect his privacy. He'll still be appearing in plenty of photos and occasional posts, but on a more discretionary basis, I suppose. I try to respect Josh's privacy in the same way, but as all of our stories are so interconnected, occasionally there is overlap.
In case you've been wondering where my handsome, intelligent, funny son has been hiding, there you have it. He's still every bit as handsome, intelligent, and funny...he's just a little older and a bit more deserving of his own privacy these days.