I have raised the Panopticon*
So, the other night, as E and I were sitting around pretending to care that the house is covered in cat hair and that we were going to do something about it NOW, G comes in and rats herself out about how she was reading Game Informer, a magazine to which E got her a subscription, and how it is probably not appropriate reading for her. (This, when the subscription is about to expire.)
I know, I know. My 10 year old is reading a magazine marketed toward teenage boys. In my defense, my parenting credo is to not give a shit what my kid does. Also, I think the magazine was free with some sort of video gaming bloodlust thing, and who am I to pass up free?
It just struck me as kind of poignant that my sweet little girl would rat herself out. I hope she remembers to do that in about five years. It's a skill I think she should hone. Because I will certainly hone my parenting skills.
* A prison designed by Jeremy Bentham in the 1700s and an idea embraced by Michel Foucault re: discipline and society. Man, that M.A. was TOTALLY WORTH IT!