I have my own laptop, it was a Christmas gift. My kid has abused her desktop to the point that it no longer works. I use my computer to work from home, as well as entertainment. I do not have time to supervise her for 2 hours on MY computer to make sure she doesn't demolish it. The first/last time I let her use it, she hit the keyboard with her fist because it wouldn't work fast enough for her. She has a 2 hour Math assignment from school. Why the crap can't schoolwork STAY AT SCHOOL? I DO NOT want her to use my laptop!! Would you let her if it was yours? DH is getting a bit pissy about it I want her to get her schoolwork done, but not at the expense of my $1100 laptop!! YES I AM BEING A BIT SELFISH! I cannot afford to be without it, nor have to replace it. Would you let her use it? I told her she could do her work at afterschool, she should not have torn hers up. Dunno what DH's issue is with that.. If she were more responsible I would not care a bit to let her use it...but she isn't. I don't feel like I am being unreasonable. THEY think I am. Am I?