PUTTING CHILD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

PUTTING CHILD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

September 13, 2019 3 By William Morgan


Can you say, Hey guys!
Hi guys.
How are you?
How are you?
Okay so as you can see it, he is not blurred
or anything.
Jet, don’t put that in your mouth like that,
you got to be careful its a fork.
I’ve been … well, first I’ll say that I
turned 27 literally a couple days ago.
You okay?
And I’ve just been doing a lot of reflecting
honestly and I’ve been going back and forth
back and forth with this topic of whether
or not to include Jet in any of my content
and early in my blog you can see there’s still
a few photos, probably a handful of photos,
of him out there.
I mentioned in the video before this that
you know it can be really a scary world for
kids and especially with social media now
too and I just feel like I’ve been protecting
him for so long when it comes to the internet
and yes I have my reasons or had my reasons
but then I’m also thinking … I’ve come to
the realization that I’m also blocking our
lives and our Lifestyle by doing so like I’m
going so out of my way to not include him
that it’s affecting us.
Well it’s affecting us, the family and just
my job essentially really and it puts me in
a difficult position but the more and more
I think about it the whole point of what I
do is to be completely honest with you guys
and I can only hope that the people who watch
and follow me are people who only want what’s
good for me and my family you know like I
don’t want to assume that there’s any negativity,
that there’s any sort of negativity out there
that trying to do harm to my family I shouldn’t
live my life thinking of the bad things that
can happen necessarily.
Of course it’s good to be cautious but to
live every single day thinking of the what
if something negative occurs, if that’s going
to stop me from doing something every single
time I started to look at that and that’s
not really healthy you know and I’ve come
to the decision that I will include him.
But the whole point of this, meaning me filming
things for you guys is to really document
my life and that’s the way I have to view
it.
Me trying to create content has been difficult
because of our schedules and because of how
I’m always with him.
I’m not, I don’t have a daycare to take him
to or I choose not to I choose to homeschool
him, I choose to be full-time mom and having
to work from home or choosing to work from
home and then not include him in that work
just it’s just not making sense anymore.
You’re just starring at yourself?
Yeah.
Yeah.
And honestly, he just loves the camera.
Like when I’m making normal home videos he
loves it, he’s such a clown, he enjoys being
in front of the camera, he tells me to pull
out my phone to film him doing certain things
or to take certain pictures and I also started
thinking that you know what like why am I
sheltering him from this new world.
It’s relatively new you know I wouldn’t say
it’s an old thing yet and it’s relatively
new and I feel like it’s only going to grow
from here so if I can expose him to this at
a young age it might be something he wants
to do when he’s older so who am I to you know
block this certain path that he may want to
take himself when he’s older one day.
So I started thinking of that and then also
I need to stop freaking out because of the
end of the day I am the editor, like I get
to choose what I put out there to the world
and I would never you know put something out
there of him that wouldn’t be beneficial to
him or that would hurt him in the future because
once you put something on the internet it’s
going to be out there forever so you know
I’m not going to put him like crying or having
a bad day or you know things that you wouldn’t
want yourself, you wouldn’t want a video out
there of you in the world forever you know
of course I’m going to be respectful of that
and not even home videos like I’m not into
like the whole idea of like filming them when
crying or having a tantrum because it’s like
cute or something I don’t know that people
have different perspectives I just don’t find
assuming or ok to do that to my kid anyways.
So, I also have to think of that that I have
control of what I decide to show you guys,
to what degree I decide to expose him to you
guys I suppose and that also gave me comfort.
But I really have come to the decision that
I have to start including him because he is
part of my day so I can’t document my day
without documenting him like he is with me
the only time when are you not with me like
I guess sleeping when he takes his mask please
literally with me … when are you not with
me?
I guess sleeping when he takes his naps, he’s
literally with me all the time.
He’s either … if there are times, of course,
like if I need help or something it’s a busy
month and one weekend … mama … yes baby
… I want milk.
You want milk?
Okay hold on.
Water.
You water or milk, which one?
Both of them.
You want both of them?
Yeah.
Oh my goodness, okay.
Hold on let me get you your milk first okay?
Are you going on my chair?
Yes.
I’m going to get your water.
Oh, you’re going to get my water, okay.
Got it.
You got it?
Be careful, don’t spill.
Bring it over there.
Hold on, mommy will bring it over there.
Let me bring you your milk first okay?
What’s that?
What is that?
It’s the same thing you’re eating.
What are you eating?
I’m eating pasta.
Pasta, good job you’re eating pasta.
What are you eating?
Mommy is eating pasta too.
Pasta too?
Yeah.
Okay, here you go.
Go sit down babe.
Give me the water.
Please.
Please.
Okay here, this is a big cup, so you have
to be careful.
Thank you.
You’re welcome.
I drink the milk first.
Okay drink the milk first and then the water?
Gotcha.
So what was I saying?
So yeah I think it because it was my birthday,
that day I really just spent reflecting I’m
not really one to celebrate a whole lot on
the actual day of just never really been my
thing but I just started to think of the things
that I want this year, and what I dislike
about myself what I like about myself, what
I want to improve on and you know people normally
against you that during new years or whatever
but like I’m 27 and I just feel … I’m not
unhappy.
I’m super grateful for everything that I have,
I have a place to live, I have food, I have
you crazy one but there are things as happy
as one can be like there are things that I
need to set up in place let’s say for him.
You know financially I am not at the place
that I necessarily want to be so I know on
my end I need to hustle hard this year to
really hit my goals and I don’t want to depend
on PJ forever.
Thank God you know he’s such a great dad and
partner in my life that he is willing and
able to support me and him you know all on
his own single income but I know I need a
boss up and figure it out on my own to make
sure, I cannot take you seriously right now,
to make sure that I’m able to afford the things
that I want to for him.
Jet don’t put your finger in there, okay?
You know I don’t want to get too deep about
it but they are definitely are times where
we struggle financially and I just want to
get to a place where one PJ doesn’t have to
work so much because he does, that guy works
way too much and two I just want us to be
able to do whatever we want and nothing extreme
but like if I want to put him in a gymnastics
class I’ll be able to do that without trying
to think oh my gosh my budget like can it
really fit in you know I don’t want to think
about it so much and just be able to do whatever
it is that he may ask of me now and or in
the future you know like I want him … I
want us to be comfortable.
It’s not like I want to be a millionaire,
I just want us to be comfortable and I know
that I have to step up on my end to do that.
In order to do that, I have to continue at
my job.
And the back fall of that has been this past
year like trying to not put him but not putting
him means me not working essentially because
I have very little time by myself and which
I’m able to create things totally alone it’s
a very rare that it happens so I need to just
suck it up, I think put my ego aside and just
recognize … can you sit down please I don’t
want you to fall … the reality of the situation.
Drink some, drink some water and you’ll get
some water.
That’s all you get.
Thank you.
You’re welcome.
I just want to watch tornados please.
I know but we need to eat for dinner first.
Okay you want to watch tornadoes?
You want to watch tornadoes?
Yeah, after I eat.
After you eat, okay.
Yeah point of this video is you’re going to
see him more often I guess a formal introduction
is this is Jet, right?
You’re name is Jet and you’re how old?
How old are you?
Three.
Yes, you’re three.
What do you like to do?
I just like to play.
You like to play all day?
What else do you like to do?
Play with cars.
Play with cars?
You’re obsessed with cars.
What else do you like to play with?
With robots.
With robots?
You love robots.
What else?
One more thing, what is your favorite thing
to play with?
Play-Doh.
Play-Doh, I like Play-Doh too.
I definitely just spit your direction sorry.
Okay.
Yeah so I don’t know if I’m going to let you
know to daily vlogs or vlog throughout the
week or what exactly I’m going to be doing
but just know that that’s why he’s going to
be appearing on more of these videos if not
all of them will see how things go I might
be able to set some up like just a some sit-downs
where it’s just me.
You’re a fool, you know that?
You are a fool.
Yeah.
Yes you are.
But I’m goofy.
You are goofy, you’re right.
You’re a fool and goofy.
Yeah.
You’re both?
I’m looking forward to this year.
This year is going to be a good year.
I’m just trying to manifest a lot of things
into existence hopefully and I’m just hoping
in the next let’s see where we’re at in the
next 6 months like I’m really hopeful about
it and I think I really had to make this decision
and I think I made the right one I felt like
I was at a fork and choosing this route I
think is going to be beneficial for all of
us honestly.
You guys will get to see more, I get to create
more, and as bad as it sounds like and I’m
not going to feel like having a kid or being
single can has it’s downfalls at times you
know because I like I have that what’s the
word … privilege that I am able to include
them in my work, you know?
Yeah.
So why not take advantage and why only view
the negative and not see the positives.
You’re silly.
Nothing.
Nothing?
No.
Okay.
Okay so we’re going to say bye because I just
want to explain that people are going to see
you more now and if there ever comes a time
where you don’t want to, you don’t want to
film or you don’t you know once you’re old
enough and you don’t want to be online you
just tell me and I will definitely listen
to you and not do it right?
So it will just be interesting to see what
the future holds and who knows you might want
to do this one day when you’re older right?
Yeah.
When I was a baby.
When you were a baby?
Yeah.
What happens when you were a baby?
When I get older.
When you got older?
Yeah when I was a baby like.
Oh, you were a baby like that and then you
got older like this.
Yeah.
When I was sleeping.
You were sleeping like a little baby like
that?
Aww and then you got older?
Yeah then I woke up in the morning and played.
You got up in the morning and you played?
Yeah.
Yeah.
Okay can we say bye to everyone?
No.
No?
You want to keep filming?
Yeah.
You’re silly.
Can you say bye?
No.
Can you say subscribe?
No.
I’m going to press it, I’m going to press
it.