There is an expression, “When they are small you want to eat them, when they are teenagers, you wish that you had.”
I spend a lot of time on my laptop working, playing and chatting to friends. I am an addict I admit it but I don’t want to be cured. Even before I had a computer I never listened to anybody, it is just the way that I am and I get so engrossed with what I am doing on my PC that I don’t have an idea about what is happening around me.
The children use this against me because while I am concentrating on whatever I am doing on my laptop I will agree to anything. On a Friday night I will be told “Ok I am getting ready now what time are you taking me?” When I ask, “Where?” they answer with a very indignant “BUT YOU SAID, YES”
If they do anything really bad it is the same story:
· But you said yes, when I asked if I could experiment with drugs.
· But you said yes, when I asked if I could get the job doing exotic dancing.
· But you said yes, when I asked if I could get a tattoo that covers my face.
Ok it is not as bad and I have decided to stop with those or they might really get ideas. I am going to retrain my brain from now on when I am not listening I am going to say “NO” to everything.
Jason (Carmen’s boyfriend) a couple of months decided to put my observation skills to the test while I am on my laptop. He decided to flash me with a brown eye. Much to my families mirth I did not notice at all. They still tease me about it and nobody seems to be in the least bit perturbed when I point out it might have been a bit wrong for him to flash his bum at me and had I seen it I would have needed therapy so my lack of observation skills is a good thing.