Don’t Feed the Trolls

Last night while I was sleeping Sarah was playing World of Warcraft. She found an incredibly rare monster and starting killing it. Another player came and helped. The monster died and she got a rare mount! That’s a fairly big deal. Then came the insults and rage. The other player had asked her to wait…

Slumber Party!

Tonight we have six little girls in a heap on our living room floor. We also have a pile of paint on our (carpeted) office floor and on our piano,  a pile of uneaten food on the table, in the kitchen, on the floor, and my workshop (AKA bedroom) door is locked because some children don’t…

Tricky Adults and Internet Safety

We have a couple of children we see often, ages 5 and 7, they recently invited our girls to the local playground without an adult. I was uncomfortable, but said yes. The local playground is about 3 walking blocks away, 5 driving. First, I didn’t know this, but the girls didn’t have their parent’s permission…