tonight benji's laptop refused the internet. benji asked me to work my "magic" which consists of an explosion of clicks until something "magically" works. this process cannot be repeated or explained. but it usually works.
except for tonight. tonight i was magic-less and advised benji to do what i would do if i failed to seduce my laptop onto the internet. i'd call tech support.
i have been talking to tech support a lot these days as our wireless has gone and grew a brain of it's own.
having much to do tonight i resisted benji's whines about calling tech support himself and explained that the process will be as easy for him as it is for me. you simply answer their questions and type what they tell you to type. he did not even make it through, no exaggeration, 40 seconds of the automated portion of the call before the screaming began and the phone throwing occured and then, for the rest of the night he stomped around and slammed doors and cabinets and dishes and, i swear to you, would not talk to me.
noting that benji had performed his own magic trick, the one where he poofs himself into an 8 year old, i did not try to engage conversation, merely i asked hours later if he wanted to talk about his anger or stay pissed. he didn't really answer my question, but he did say, "you said they wouldn't ask me any questions i didn't know the answers to and they did and so i've decided to stay pissed and curse at you."
ummmmhmmm. there are two babies in the house, and i will admit to you that i prefer the tantrum experience of the one who cries over the one who stomps.
tonight benji also mentioned going to hawaii. see how the love balences out?
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