As you know, I am now in recovery from electronics enabling my son. I found his last hold out cell phone (generous gift from an equally addicted friend) this morning and put it where all things electronic go–between the mattresses in my bedroom (shhhhh, that’s my secret hiding place).
Just as soon as I confiscated it, my sweet electronics addicted child went back to bed. If you are a religious blog reader, you know I have been around this corner many times before. He will stay in bed for 3 or 4 days, wasting away (except when I leave the house and he forages the kitchen), and angry as a hornet. He thinks he is punishing me by not going to school and hiding out in his room. You may recall that I enjoy the quiet when he is punishing me this way.
I am sad that my son cannot function if he has even one device, but that is the state of his brain. I have determined through my persistent, tenacious enabling that he will not reach his full human capacity if he has so much as a rather benign iPod.
Biting the bullet is hard on the teeth.
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