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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Careful What You Wish For...

Dear Me and Every Teacher Who Ever Said, "Put the Book Down, Girl 1,"

We did it! Hooray for us! My voracious reader has informed me that reading is boring, there's nothing to read anyway, and she doesn't want to do it anymore.

Hallelujah, right? It's not like reading could help her get into college or get a good job or expand her world view or anything. Glad we broke that terrible habit.

Know what she does want to do?

Sit in front of the computer googling and emailing. Her "grab and go" skills have also greatly improved when it comes to taking advantage of my unattended phone to text her friends or play Fruit Ninja.

That's when she's not begging me for her own phone and listing the endless reasons why I am the worst mother in the world for not letting her have one whilst reminding me that she is, literally, the only girl on the planet without some kind of device that starts with i.

So, you know, well done us...

With Sighs of Exasperation,



Karen Peterson said...

Well it sure sounds like fun around your house!

Melanie Jacobson said...

Well, on the other hand . . . at least this means she wants to engage with actual people. So it's its own kind of progress, right?

Enjoy Birth said...

Sounds like time to enable the time limit aspect on the computer. I love it, because without me saying a word, it gives them a warning and then logs them out! Magic.

I guess you have the added confusion of she does her school work on the computer.

Hmm, maybe that will work next year.

BTW, don't give in on the phone. You are a GREAT mom.