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And the Oscar goes to….

Published March 27, 2017 by lynn k scott

If you’re a parent of a preteen or a teenager, esp. if she’s a girl, then you are probably used to theatrics on some level.  I swear to you, my 11-year old has a movie career just waiting for her to embrace.

It turns out, a friend and mom, of a preteen boy, found this app, called, “Teen Safe”.  I actually chose to go with MMGuardian Parental Control.  In essence, it turns the cell phone into a paper weight; for whatever hours you choose.  I admit it, I should be better about app searching, because I LOVE this idea.

When my daughter and husband returned home last night, I told them about this wonderful app.  Ok, I thought it was wonderful.  The look of horror on my daughter’s face summed up how great this app truly is going to be.  I suppose I took a bit too much pleasure in her thought of not being able to access her phone for a set number of hours.  To be fair, she should be sleeping when the hours are in effect anyway.

After the look of shock, she sank to her knees, called me a demon and began to contemplate the impending “lock down” of her precious phone.  Now if you recall, she currently attends a small, private, Christian school. Suddenly, she jumps up, runs out the door, but not before uttering, “May the power of Christ repel you!”

I almost busted out laughing.  I’m a demon in need of an exorcism apparently.  All for making sure she gets a good night’s sleep without cellular distraction.  After the amusement wore off, I thought to myself, “well, at least I’m getting my money’s worth (for her school)”.

All in all, I was quite proud of myself.

Yet, the Oscar goes to…

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Video Game Revenge

Published December 2, 2015 by lynn k scott

My daughter is slightly oppressed, just ask her, she’ll tell you.  I am a mean mom because I don’t think a soon-to-be 10-year old needs her own phone.  She is never somewhere that an adult can’t contact me, if she’s not with me.

That being said, I do allow some phone borrowing to occur.  I download some games for her to play and she is allowed to borrow my phone to play them, providing chores, homework, etc. has been completed (another version of mean mom).

Every so often, these games will send me a notification.  I get a kick out of them.  Later, I will update my daughter on the “news” of her game status.

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Pirate Kings is her latest game to pass the time.  I admit, I don’t know much about it, other than what my daughter tells me.  The gist of it is, you spin a wheel, get coins, buy an pirate stuff for your island; boat, castle, mermaid….Everything a good pirate would need.  The game also allows you to attack other pirate islands.  They aren’t angels after all.  Some pillaging is a pirate’s prerogative.  ARRRRRR

This morning, the “alert” came though that part of her island was destroyed.  While I was pumping gas, the lil miss dealt with her loss; someone had attacked her.  This game is devious.  It’s bad enough to lose your stuff in an attack, this game will tell you who attacked you.  After all, exacting revenge is expected.

I return to the car, where she informs me the person who attacked her no longer has a castle.  She destroyed it.  “They think they can attack me and I won’t attack back?  If I don’t have a castle, then they don’t have one anymore either.”  The was so serious, it was laughable.

I have to say, this is more amusing than the Subway Surfer updates I used to get.  With those, she would just tell me what city or country she was skating in.

I like the pirates…they are good for moms too…yo ho ho and a bottle of rum, right?

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