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Oh Crap. My Parents Joined Facebook: Meet the Local Ladies Behind The Hilarious New Website

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Guest Blogger Esther D. Kustanowitz is a freelance writer and creative consultant who recently relocated from New York to Los Angeles. She wears a lot of sunblock, and blogs at My Urban Kvetch and JDaters Anonymous, among other places.

Imagine you threw a party and invited all your friends. You’re goofing around, taking silly pictures, totally having a great time. And then your parents walk in…not to bust you, but to join the party. They want in on your private jokes, they finish their fortune cookie readings with “in bed,” and might even bust out with a “that’s what she said,” just because they heard it around and thought it was cool. Awkward.

What used to be the private play area for youngish adults has now been invaded by the somewhat older adults who raised them. Welcome to the dilemma of the thousands, increasing in number every day, of kids—ranging in age from teens to 30s—whose parents have joined Facebook.