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    Bringing up a family

    I've worked tirelessly to impart a sense of what's right and what's wrong in life to my youngest daughter but once they go away to University, you don't have control any more and I've just had to trust that she does the right thing.

    Therefore, it was a sad day today, when despite all the advice, all the reasons not to, she goes and she texts me to say ....



    ... that she's bought a 3 year old, second-hand Macbook on Ebay!!!!

    Si

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    Absolutely terrible ... you would have thought that with all your education over the years she would had bought a brand new one from a nearby Apple Store.


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    OMG. You must have gone very very wrong somewhere...I must ring my daughter and check she isn't doing something so heinous as this...

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    Probably a reaction to how you configure Windows - should have given her a non-admin logon and locked it down enough to stay reliable.. ;b

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    Disown her.

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    I blame the parents!

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    Buy her one of their phones, then she'll be siri.
    Last edited by pcstru; 12th May 2012 at 07:49 PM.

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    Oh dear.... my eldest is off to university this autumn. I'm afraid... very afraid

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    Nearly hit the neg rep button for you being such a bad parent.

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    Oh dear, is it bad that I see this as a *good* investment?? Maybe I'd be a terrible parent.

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    I think it is just attention seeking...... ignore her

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Oh dear, is it bad that I see this as a *good* investment?? Maybe I'd be a terrible parent.
    Yes, yes you would...in fact, it may not be allowed......

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    If I was you Simon, You know that nice BBQ that you are building at the moment... throw it on there next weekend when she returns! ;-) making sure that you make her stand and watch you, whilst you are also informing her of what is right in life! AGAIN! :-)

    Should do the trick!

    lol

    ;-)

    James.

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    Last edited by CyberNerd; 13th May 2012 at 10:49 PM.

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    ROFL that makes up for it being Monday!!

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