Standing Down

About a month ago, our twelve-year-old  (lovingly nicknamed 'Thing1' on this blog) brought home an abysmal grade on his report card and promptly lost access to his computer.   After some bargaining and tears, he accepted his fate, at least, for the night.  Over the last month, however, what we thought of as a decisive tactical strike has devolved into a cold war, and I've had to reconsider...