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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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Sean does NOT have mono. What he DOES have is a BOATLOAD of trouble.


We went to the doctor today. $35 for the exam, $40 for the bloodwork to see what all is going on. He couldn't keep his eyes open more than a minute at a time.

I get home, make a bunch of calls to church shut-ins to see how they're doing, then log on to FB, where my friend Lindsey messages me and says: hey! I saw Sean's vid on YouTube! And she links me.

So I watch his seven very lame videos. I notice that some of them were uploaded within the last week. He's been grounded from the computer for more than three weeks at this point in time. Trouble number one.

Then I look at his YouTube profile.

Last logged in.. 10 hours ago..

At 4:30 in the morning.

Then I notice he's got his stinkin' high school listed on his profile, and his picture, and his age.

All rulebreaks right there.

Ask me how dead he is.

And he is SO paying me back for that doctor and bloodwork.

Borderline symptom of the day: irateirate

I'm not usually for beating children, but....

The ONLY reason I'm not beating on him is that at this point, I would not be able to stop. Seriously.

Do you have some valium? If you don't, I do.

I've taken four klonopin

Oh yeah - dead kid time.

Yeah, there's no excuse for his YouTube videos being lame...



Well,now you know why he's so tired all the time. I guess you have to be grateful that he isn't sick. But I think i know how mad you are and I don't blame you. I'd be ready to crown him! He is so grounded.

I've had to put a password on my daughter's computer, for much the same reason. It gets shut down at bed time (or locked), and unlocked when she's done her chores after school.

And the facebook infractions? Ay caramba. That'd get her an account deletion! I'd so flip my lid. I'm glad you have your klonopin!

I know you have to have root. Make it so that if any kid wants to use the computer, you log them into the computer with a password only you have. Otherwise, no computer time.

Too bad he is not too young due to the TOS of various services. When Alex got into trouble online (she had accounts and didn't ask us. Most of which she wasn't old enough by the TOS) We had her accounts deleted due to TOS.

Beating a child never works. It's a waste of everyone's time and energy. Psychological punishment is the one that lasts. Trust me, I know from experience.

I had a similar problem where I would watch TV when I was supposed to be doing something else. So my dad made me watch TV. Eight hours of the Weather Channel. And not the swanky new Weather Channel with actual programming ("WORLD'S! DEADLIEST! TORNADOES! TONIGHT AT NINE"). The shitty, jazz-Muzak-playing, "you're-local-forecast" Weather Channel. That? Was torture.

Another time, I didn't go to bed on time, so my mom made me stay up. And when you take into account my mother's insomnia, this was not a great chore for her. "ANNA WAKE UP ANNA NO SLEEPING ANNA." "I'm tiiiired. Aren't you tired?" "Pfft. It's two in the morning. I'm just getting started."

I know he's older than I was at the time, but I doubt it's any less effective. Especially the sleep one. It's a total bitch. Inconvenient for you, but you only have go crazy once for it to stick.

oh boy