Because Metric called me out and I haven't posted one of these lately:
About two days after extolling the virtue of "sharing" to the daughter: "We are a sharing family, right?"
Daughter: "Daddy when can we share the little computer?" (Aka the $1100 dollar laptop . . . )
Me: "oh, in a minute sweetie" (while desperately trying to figure out how to say "but sweetie, sharing is for you and your brother . . . and not me and my expensive toys . . . without being trapped in my necessarily hypocritical parenting . . . )
BTW . . . the little computer is now called the "webkinz" computer . . . if you have little kids you probably know what these are . . .