Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Where are the boys?

It was back to school day here in Sydney yesterday! The start of a brand new year, shiny new shoes (won't look like that for long) and new teachers and friends. I can't believe how quickly the last year went. My baby boy started kindy and now in the blink of an eye he's in year 1.

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while now may have noticed the absence of my 3 little rascals here. It was a decision I made early last year. When I started this blog I had never intended to blog about my kids at all. It was simply going to be about my vintage finds. But of course the little rascals, who fill my heart absolutely, infiltrated my blog every now and then. Not that much, just occasional little posts about birthdays, starting school etc. 

But then I read a couple of stories that made me uncomfortable. A well-known blogger whose photos of her kids were used by a random person on Facebook who was passing the kids off as her own! Then another story of an Instragram user whose kids' photos were being shared on different groups.

My blog isn't that big, it generally only attracts the attention of fellow vintage-enthusiasts, thrift-store addicts etc and I was probably worrying about nothing, but still I made the decision to remove the boys from my blog. I did feel a bit sad deleting the posts, there were some nice ones there including my Dad's visits and stuff but in the end I think it was the right decision.

Maybe they will appear now and then, their feet, the backs of their heads, who knows?


thrifty amos said...

Events like that do make you think. It's not an easy call to make. Lovely picture of their shiny shoes:)

Fiona said...

I agree with you. Keep their names and faces out of it. Good decision