Sunday, December 30, 2012
Christmas Morning 2012
How silly of me to fear that. From the kids perspective Christmas was a grand success-- "The best Christmas ever!!!!". From my perspective I failed miserably at cutting back.
Oh, well. Maybe next year.
She also got the game Dominion.
Let me explain. At this point in my parenting I am not a fan of allowing young people unlimited screen time and/or internet access. Clark can earn computer game time each day but we're somewhat strict about how much and what games. For Christmas he asked for a word processor (do they even still make those anymore?) He just wanted something he could type on that wasn't password protected so that he could just write stuff. He likes to write adventure stories and papers for school. So although we have computers, with internet access (his does not) he wanted his own. I resisted until Abe convinced me. "Betsy... the 13-year old boy wants a computer to write on! Give him a computer!"
So he is the proud new owner of an older, refurbished laptop. Not exactly the kind you go bragging to friends about, but it's all his and he has unlimited access.
He is wonderful!