My son is playing too much World of Warcraft and falling behind at school. He’s also exhausted, since he’s had his sleep disrupted by severe eczema and skin infections for weeks now and the antibiotics are making him feel worse rather than better. This has led to three GPappointments plus one consultant referral.
However, according to my DH, none of the above have anything to do with Tom’s general malaise and lack of enthusiasm for his homework. No, the problem is that I set a bad example because I spend my life on line and I am “obsessed with Doctor Who”.
The most astonishing aspect of this argument (apart from the fact that it comes from a man who spent most of Saturday shopping for an iMac and Sunday on the laptop (a six-hour stretch, for which he could give no clear reason, but it was serious enough to stop both kids using the laptop to do homework) – is the idea that a boy of nearly 17 should be influenced by what he sees his mother doing.
I warned Tom that he was at risk of being considered Influenced by Mother. He was suitably shocked and muttered about doing lots of revision after Christmas.
Still, my DH isn’t the only man who can be glaringly inconsistent and parochial. Shacking up with David Tennant would be just as bad, since in the latest DWM he goes on about mince pies being “minging” “full of leftovers” and something he’s “just never got”……and half a page later he’s waxing lyrical about the delights of haggis!!
I’m waiting for someone to add a little thinks bubble with a haggis in it to the above piccie.