We are a four computer family. I know. Shameful. Wasteful. Over the top. But the truth is we really do use four computers. At least most of the time. The boys each cyberschool, so they need to have individual access to a computer during school days. I work at home from my laptop, so it is basically just an extra appendage sticking out from my fingers at all times. And even R-T likes to know that the computer is there when he needs it. His blog, for instance, has really taken off, and he has also discovered the addictive properties of Facebook.
This computer consumerist mentality in Topsy-Techieland, however, creates its own set of challenges. We tend to find that the grass is greener over on the other family member’s computer.
H-T’s computer is the oldest, and the graphics card just wasn’t designed to handle the latest games. So when Dad isn’t home, he lays claim to the “man of the family’s” title and benefits. In other words, finders keepers.
Now H-T’s computer happens to have all the finance software loaded on it. So when H-T latches on to dad’s computer, I take the golden opportunity to hijack his desktop long enough to balance the checkbooks and find out how much deeper in debt we are than we were last week.
Then Uber has a game that only seems to work on his computer, so when H-T wants a turn with that, Uber has to go looking for another device. God help him if I’m working on the finances, dad is blogging, and my laptop is out of power. At that point, he usually decides that his little brother doesn’t really deserve to play that game after all. He will bring up some slight that H-T has never completely atoned for, and kicks him out of his chair and onto his computer-less butt.
Throw in a little accordian music and you’ve got a geeky version of musical chairs.
Doesn’t it make you wish you could come play? You’re welcome to visit anytime…just BYOC, of course.
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