Monday, July 7, 2008
Big And Little Brother Are Watching
You know the saying about life imitating art? This week, my daughter's life is imitating the novel I am reading. I am 77 pages into Child 44, Tom Rob Smith's gripping mystery set in Stalinist Russia. I find my body tense up while reading it, so worried am I for the Soviet citizens living in fear of the State. Back here in American suburbia 2008, my sons, have convinced my daughter that they have set up a surveillance system all around our house, using two digital cameras with video capability and a camcorder. The poor girl is constantly looking over her shoulder and too paranoid to use the bathroom. If one more fight breaks out over this, someone is headed to the Gulag (i.e. timeout).