Friday, April 15, 2011

Mom, The Computer Won't Work

Those were the first words I heard this morning. I swear that boy is so addicted to the internet and he’s only 8 years old. He cried. He carried on. He was sure the world was coming to an end. His computer was not working. I was in the middle of something that I could not stop right at that moment. So he had to find another way to entertain himself for a while. When I finished what I was doing I told him to was time for school. Again I heard, “Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo”. You would have thought he was dying. “I can’t do school until my brain wakes up.” “I need my computer to make my brain wake up.” “Well, we are doing school on my computer, won’t that help your brain wake up.”

Finally he decided I wasn’t going to look at his computer until he did his school work. We did Social Studies first. He is learning about the Inuits right now. He really loves learning about them. I don’t have the heart to tell him we are almost finished with that unit. Then we did language Arts. He was learning about Cause and Effect in Language Arts. When we finished school for the day I went in to his bedroom to look at his computer. Now I had already asked him if it was unplugged. He insisted that everything was plugged in. When I walked in his room, the first thing I saw is that the light is not turned on on the power strip. I flipped the switch but it still did not come on. So I looked behind the computer and there was the cord laying on the floor.

Cause and Effect. If you put too much stuff on top your computer, it will fall off and knock the plug to your computer out of the wall. Okay Boy, the computer works now. So go clean your room so it won’t happen again.

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