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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I've got the blues

My son decided to prove tonight that he was very smart and very dumb at the same time.  How?  By hacking into my Paypal account.  He lies very convincingly, but he had the powers of Paypal customer service and some ill-concealed clues against him.  He hasn't learned yet that moms know all.

I mean, why else would he randomly ask my mother where she was born?

I am spending the rest of the night changing my passwords.  I am chalking this up to teenage curiosity and impulsivity.  I really hope it was that.  He was really quite clever, but I am not telling you exactly how he did it.

The hardest part?  He doesn't take getting scolded or consquences well.  For something of this magnitude, he gets them anyway, but it is not pretty around here.   There was a lot of drama and posturing, then he broke the clock in their room.  This was a big issue due to the glass that went everywhere.  Now I have a big sign on their door that reads "Danger- Please wear SHOES beyond this point".  I think I got it up, mostly, but their room is a disaster area.

So now, I am ready for bed.  They are in bed.  And I am drained.  Tomorrow is yet another day.
I will be offline, BTW, due to this: Partners in Policymaking.