Thursday, December 18, 2008
whadda ya do...
this year little cheese wants a lap top. she is ten. two weeks ago i got her one from my work, but she cant put itunes on it. it hooks up to the Internet just fine and many programs (email, penguin whatever the fuck it is, IM, etc.) all work on it. its just not the "cool one".
agreed it doesn't do all the bitchin shit that her friends new mac top does, but it is portable and she can sit on the couch to use it.
i don't have a lap top, cheese has one for her nursing program and for school. she is 28. i am thirty five and would also like a lap top...
cheese called the girls' dad last night and she was informed that he was told that "we were buying her a laptop for Christmas", (did that make sense?) we'd like to, but i don't believe that is gonna happen. i told little cheese if she wants to sell the dirt bike i bought for her last Christmas we might be able to arrange something. we also told her if she saves a hundred bucks, we each might be persuaded to pitch in a hundred bucks towards the purchase of a new laptop. she hasn't been real motivated on the saving/working for money this year so WTF?
i remember wanting things so badly for Christmas as a kid and not getting them. its normal isn't it? are kids supposed to get everything they want just because they ask for them?
I'd love to buy her a new computer, shit I'd love to buy me a new computer!!
after deciding not to get her the computer, we spoke at length about when the "right time" would be to purchase such a tool. (see that? i said "tool" not "toy") little cheese starts middle school next fall and that is perhaps a better time for that.
i know its tough when you see your friends with all their cool shit, that feeling never goes away mind you, but just because they have one doesn't mean everyone gets one. (i used to fucking HATE, HATE, HATE, hearing that and am starting to sound like my father).
*smacks self in face with rubber hose to snap out of it*
i don't know how the hell I'm doing with this parenting bit, but it seems to be going well enough. i just wish she'd be more into dirt biking, shooting guns, staying up and partying all night, driving trucks in the mud while trespassing, etc.. you know more like me... (JUST KIDDING, I LOVE HER FOR BEING HER!!! LITTLE CHEESE IS THE BOMB!!!) so all jokes aside, do your ten year old children have laptops that they take to the fifth grade and to friends houses and shit?!?!? or are we not alone in this shit about the computer... i had planned on a new surround stereo system and t.v.d.v.d. set up for her room as her last one broke and i stole the t.v. back for the shop since the d.v.d part was fucking up all the time and they broke the remote....
oooh and another thing, do we/i break the news now about the no laptop and cope with the moping and doping around for the next week or wait for Christmas to see that look of surprise on her face...
...and one other funny twist, mini cheese who is six, only wants a slinky or maybe some new clothes?!?!?