Parenting 2.0: Mom pranks son's MySpace as punishment
Grounding him to his room would only be a blessing: video games, TV, the Internet, movies, phone, etc. Getting him to do chores has already proved fruitless. Perhaps in another time-period, she would've beat him into a coma with a yard stick, but today's politically correct nation requires Parenting 2.0 -- officially trademarked, copyrighted, and owned by T-Mobile.
After taking away his Xbox 360 and putting it up for sale on Craigslist and Ebay, she password protects the computer, preventing him from accessing it. The finishing touch? Upload a picture of Snoopy onto his MySpace page, which is apparently a very uncool thing to do nowadays. "I'm a single mom," she said when asked about the event, "I can't let them walk over me or I might never get up."
Though we could suggest meaner and funnier things to do to his MySpace profile for next time -- possibly anything involving lemon parties -- we won't.