I am an over sharer. I over share on Facebook. I over share over the phone. I over share in text messages. I’m far too much of an open book, and always have been.
This is in large part due to the fact that I am a very trusting person, and I want everyone to like me. Well yesterday I learned the hard way that I can no longer “over share” certain aspects of my life, especially when it relates to Zachary. My amazing, intelligent, sometimes complicated son has now developed a need for privacy.
Yesterday I violated his trust by telling a friend something about him, and she pulled him aside to ask him about it. I had no idea I could ever be so ashamed of my actions as a parent. My sweet son was so betrayed and hurt by my actions. I apologized, and he forgave me, but I will never forget it.
Why am I sharing this with you now? I guess for accountability, and so that I have a reminder in the future of what happened. That is not a mistake I ever want to make again. The last thing I would ever want is for Zack to feel like he can’t trust me. He’s the most precious, important person in my life on this earth.