Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Autism Diaries V: Hubris (or is it Advent?)

"If I pretend to be God, what happens?"

"Why would anyone believe you?" I reply.

But he's certainly acting like God, at least on the computer.

I left him to his own devices for a little while, and he went to town:

1. Made himself an administrative user;
2. Changed the password on mom's user account and entered as mom;
3. Changed the parental controls so mom can't use the computer when she tries to log on in the morning;
3. Changed mom's email password (via his grandmother's maiden name);
4. Changed the settings on mom's email account so that all mom's incoming and outgoing emails bounce over to his account, leaving no trace on mom's account;
5. Replied to a bunch of emails addressed to mom, in mom's name.
"I don't want Mommy to be on the computer while I'm at school," he partially explained.


Liz Ditz said...

I'm laughing and holding my head at the same time.

I could tell you some non-computer antics my two NT boys (now grown men) got up to, back in the day.

I promise you that this will be an amusing anecdote in about 10 years.

I hope you got everything back to where it started, without too much trouble or too many bad side-effects.

Liz Ditz said...

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Mrs. C said...

Oh... wow... I'd be sooo mad.