I was really surprised by the comments on this post urging me never to let my 10 year old son touch my laptop.
And so was he. As a matter of fact, when I mentioned it to him, he took matters into his own hands and wrote a response. (And when I say matters, I mean my laptop) See? I didn’t even realize what was happening.
This is what he wrote:
I think I should use my Moms laptop because sharing is caring. Also I have to share every thing with my family so why not share with me? I just wanted to use it for homework not keep it for 40 years! Also it doesn’t matter what you bloggers say it’s about what my Mom says! ☺
I don’t think I’ll ruin it because I have experience with other computers and I haven’t damaged one!
My Mom says this is one thing she has for her own and doesn’t have to share. That is a lie because she doesn’t have to share her kindle, TV and a lot of other stuff. I have to share video games, TV and my presents.
And then I asked him some follow-up questions:
Marinka: Do you think your mom deserves to have something that she doesn’t have to share?
Young Ladrinka: She could get it as a gift, which she did, but she already has enough things of her own.
Marinka: If your mom lets you use her laptop, if later on you are dating someone that she doesn’t like, will you break up with her because your mom shared her laptop?
YL: I don’t get that.
Marinka: Like if you have a girlfriend who your mom doesn’t like, will you break up with her because your mom lent you her laptop and you owe her?
YL: No. Because that’s a little too big.
Marinka: What’s a little too big?
YL: Giving up a person.
Marinka: Who is she?!
YL: I don’t know!
Marinka: But what if I really hate her?
YL: Too bad!
YL: Oh well.
Marinka: This is why you can’t use my laptop.
In other words, thank you, dear readers for your wisdom.