Do you share your computer?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Cindiloohoo, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    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 [​IMG] 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?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    My PC is a work tool. It is only used by me.... I dont loan out anything I need for my job ever to anyone. The ones in the office they can use but not this one.
     
  3. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are right not to let her use it - that is a lesson that she should have taken care of her own computer. I allow my daughters to use my laptop sometimes but they are teenagers and have respect for it as my property. I am afraid she has to learn that expensive equipment can't just be abused and then you move on the wreck the next - math or no math!! Good luck!
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Someone who smashes the keyboard because they are impatient is not mature enough to handle delicate equpment. A laptop keyboard is soooo much more delicate than a desktop, plus the fact that the entire computer itself is under the keyboard. Break a $12 desktop piece of plastic keyboard and you can get a new one at Walmart tomorrow, break a laptop and you are probably screwed for a new computer or at the very least having to lug a USB keyboard around with your supposedly-portable laptop.
    DH likes to hit his moniter, so he's stuck with the dinosaur type ones with tough glass fronts. No soft LCD screens for him!

    I would NOT let her use it!!!!!
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

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    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Nope.
     
  8. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Take her to a library to get her assignment done - they have free computers there.

    I don't usually share my computer with the kids. We have 4 computers in this house (2 desktops, 2 laptops) and the kids have to share one desktop that is 11 years old and they hate it because it's slow. Too bad, I used that one until a year ago, deal with it. All they do is play games on it. If your DD has been irresponsible with your computer in the past, I don't blame you for not allowing her to use yours now, I wouldn't either.
     
  9. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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  10. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Thanks everybody! I was feeling like a selfish meanie...of which I have been accused of being. She gets her behavior with electronics from her daddy [​IMG] They don't take care of ANYTHING!! It drives me nuts! Found out she has had this assignment for over a MONTH [​IMG] and has waited till the last minute to do her THREE SESSIONS of 40 minute TESTS for 30% of her Math grade... [​IMG] [​IMG] One day...maybe she'll learn. She's 13 and acts like a 7 year old sometimes. Her excuse...same as usual..."I forgot." THIS child is gonna be the death of me [​IMG]
     

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