She is glued to that thing, but that isn't why I hate it. She is constantly taking videos and pictures and sending them to her mom and her sister. I feel totally violated. I don't want to wake up first thing on Saturday morning and make sure the house is presentable. It's the weekend, I want two days that I don't have to clean! I don't want people all up in my space! On top of that, she is super weird about it. She has a password (which I don't agree with) and anytime you get too close she hides her phone. What the hell does an 8 year old have to say that can't be seen by her SM or her dad. Doesn't have to be me, but what is she hiding? I'll tell you what she's hiding, she is hiding all the messages she sent BM saying that she wants to go home for stupid ass reasons like her dad said he is going to take away her Ipod.
I hate the fucking ipod. Am I the only person that thinks an 8 year old has no business having a password protected Ipod capable of internet and texting? What can I do without becoming the evil SM to protect my privacy?
****So I brought all of this to DH's attention and he completely agreed. I'm not sure why he needed me to say something, but we seemed to be on the same page. I let him know that I didn't feel like I even needed to be involved in his conversation with SD. He agreed. THEN, not only did he handle it, but he handled it the second he walked in the door. WHAAAT? LOL It is not like DH at all to take the initiative, but something lit a fire under his butt!
I didn't hear what was said, but his version involved him explaining to SD that he is the adult and that there have to be certain rules put in place to protect her and also to protect our privacy. He said she got really pissed off and cried and swore to never bring her IPod back (LMAO). He let her know that she could bring it or leave it at home, but if she did choose to bring it he would have the password and he would inspect all photos and videos prior to their distribution along with her browser history. Her anger was short lived. He searched her phone twice and didn't find anything inappropriate either time.
I would have done a couple of things differently, but I kept that to myself. All in all, I think it went pretty well. And when SD text BM about how pissed off she was, saying she wanted to go home, BM laughed and told her she wasn't going anywhere just because her dad made her follow the same rules she had at home. (: Success!