Saturday, April 3, 2010

Accounting Style Parenting

In order to illustrate the different "issues" that we have with Miss Pretty Princess's cell phone use I have downloaded the cell phone bill into an Excel spreadsheet and am color coding the different "issues". Texts sent during school will be highlighted in red. Texts sent while she was supposed to be working will be highlighted in blue and texts sent in the middle of the night while the little darling was supposed to be sleeping will be highlighted in yellow. We want those to be easily read so that she can see the numbers well enough to tell us who was so important that she had to communicate with them at 3 o'clock in the morning. There better be a White House number somewhere in that list.

This spreadsheet is going to be so covered in color that it will look like a rainbow barfed on it.


  1. Go mom! Is she a teenager? I'm sooooo dreading those teens years and my daughter is only 5!

  2. Have fun with the ensuing argument on that one!