Well, as you probably know…you have to stay relevant if you’re a parent of a teen. You have to stay one step ahead of them… or better yet, 3 steps ahead. Or … you at least have to know how to pretend you know what’s going on 🙂 !!! (most of the time)
I was on Instagram and saw that Jack posted a picture of some old guy smiling. I looked quick and had no idea who it was. When I clicked on the photo I had a vague recollection of who it was, but it took me a minute to realize it was Stan Lee. Why was Jack posting a pic of Stan Lee? I had no clue.
I looked at all of the comments.
Why were these kids all posting “F”? And why for Stan Lee? I clicked on Jack’s friend’s account and there was another pic of Stan Lee with “F” typed in all the comments. Hmmmmm. I was not going to be left out of this one.
Now, for the record, don’t just go Googling “F” randomly, or when you’re at work. (also, don’t Google “naked chef” when you’re trying to look up Jamie Oliver… it just doesn’t end well, and IT will have to have a “discussion” with you at some point. Or… so I heard…)
I Googled Stan Lee first actually, and realized he died. RIP Stan!
Now I Googled a few other things like “why is everyone typing F on Instagram”. (LOL)
I found an answer!
“F” is from Call of Duty, when you want to pay respects to someone that just died… press F. Ahh, that makes sense. Though I doubt all of these kids play Call of Duty, right? Or do they?
So, I do what any mom would do. I open Jack’s Instagram post and type “F”.
Then I waited to see if Jack would notice.
Later that night…
Jack: Um Mom, why did I need to see “@debinort commented F” pop up while I was in school? Do you even know what that means?
me: Of course I know what it means, sheesh. Why were you checking your phone in school??
Jack: It was at lunch. And, I know you Googled it.
me: No you don’t.
Jack: Yes I do. You’re the Mom that has to Google “What does F mean”. Tell me I’m wrong.
Well, he was right.