My mother called last night and asked if I’d heard from M lately. When I said no, she asked, “Did you know that he has over 400 friends on Facebook? And that at least half of them seem to be girls he met at college?”
My first thought was, “I’ve got to tell him to check his privacy settings.”
But my second thought was, “Good for him!” He had a large number of Facebook friends even before college, including many high school classmates and many of his fellow counselors from camp. And they were an even mix of boys and girls. (This is judging from what I’d occasionally see over his shoulder, as he used the home computer in the living room.) But I’m glad to know he’s comfortable enough with people he’s getting to know at college, that he’s already added a bunch on Facebook.
Of course, it’s not all about the social life. Based on a brief text from last night, he’s also “working out at the gym.” This is so completely unlike his high school self that I had to restrain myself from replying, “Who are you, and why are you using my son’s phone?”