‘No, Oompa Loompas!’
My kids officially have their own computer now. Which is, it’s up and running and hooked up. It only took three years to get it that way. Which I’m grateful for (the being hooked up part, not the taking three years part). Now I can say good-bye to the endless bookmarked gaming pages, the semi-constant ‘When I can be on the computer?’ while I’m trying to write, edit, do schoolwork, chat on the IM… whatever it happens to be.
The teen wanted it in his room… Ummm… goin’ with ‘No!’ on that one. Computers stay in the living room. I have a hard enough time with him not staying up until one or two in the morning… let’s not make it 1000 times worse. Not to even mention the trauma that’d cause my youngest.
So now I’m sitting in my p.j.’s, cup of hot chocolate on my right, open Nook on the left; synopsis open, manuscript open… and the oh so lovely sounds of Super Mario Galaxy (for the Wii) echoing behind my chair, along with my ten year old’s string of complaints when the game ‘cheats’… At least the teen is using headphones while he plays ‘Need for Speed’. I don’t think my brain could handle Mario mixed in with the sounds of sirens and shifting gears.
Oh yeah, this is gonna be a great set-up for writing and schoolwork. I can tell already. <sigh>