So this morning I sent a pic of our dog to my son in college and my husband on group messaging. My husband has twitter because of his job and every now and then will check to see if our son or gf has posted anything. So my husband messages me back about something the gf- (we really have been trying our hardest to like her , but today didn't help)-tweeted and he used the word "slutty" in his discription of what she texted. Not being as tech savy as our children, he didn't realize when he replied that my son would also see his text! I quickly texted my husband privately to warn him but of course it was too late. So then our son texts both of us about how rude that was and that we are belittling him because we both mentioned how cold it was going to be where he is, saying something like we dont think he would know that it is cold. We see it as just conversation, he sees it as us telling him what to do, so I constantly feel that we have to walk on egg shells watching everything we say to him because he takes it personally. I texted him back telling him he was right that what his father said was uncalled for, but I also feel like the stones are always being cast in our direction. I'm sure he and the gf have used some choice words describing us(of course in his eyes that's okay), and my husband is not the one putting some pretty immoral things out there for the world to see-she is, I did not tell him all this just that his father should not have used that word. This is just one example of the walking on egg shells. And I am not even talking about the twitter comment, just the weather. It's true you can't take back what you say or text! Didn't really want to start the week like this!
So my question to all of you is, do you constantly have to walk on egg shells regarding one of more of your children?