Someone just asked if I worry about posting pics of the boys and mentioned that someone stole one of the photos of her daughter off of her blog and now she is too paranoid to post photos.
Once again, the fucking psychos ruin it for all of us. I'd love to post photos of myself so you can all tell me how pretty I am, but within a week someone would photoshop a dick in my mouth and it'd be all over the internet.
When I started posting pics of the boys, I didn't realize so many people would see them. If Mr. Ashley could've predicted the future, there would probably be no photos. They are copyrighted, so if I find out about any abuse I just have to sick Uncle Lawyer on them, but who wants to do that?
I do worry about it sometimes and wished I had watermarked them all from the beginning or something, but I don't know. I guess I don't worry about it much.
If Parents magazine asked me to write a blog or article and wanted photos of my kids in it, would I do it? HELL YEAH. If Baby Gap wanted photos of my kids in their next ad, available to all of the perverts of the world, would I do it? HELL YEAH. I know Ashley's Closet isn't anywhere near Parents magazine or Baby Gap, but I can pretend.
There are photos of children everywhere we turn. Unfortunately, there are also pervs everywhere. I heard that someone who played one of the costumed characters at Disney World was arrested for having child porn...you just can't even start thinking about that stuff. There are SO MANY crazy people in the world, that you just can't even begin to predict where you may encounter one.
So maybe you don't post photos on your blog, but some creep at the waterpark is taking pictures of your kid with his camera phone. See what I mean that if you start thinking about it, your head will explode?
So pervs, take note...I will cut off your scrotum and force it down your throat without so much as a grimace if it comes down to that. Don't make me do it.
As far as internet trolls or crazy SAHMs or jealous bloggers or those weird foreigners on Orkut borrowing people's kids pictures to use as their own or to attempt to generate some traffic...that's just lame and sad. So no, I don't really worry about that.