Member Rara Avis
I think the hardest thing I've ever done in my life was to take my little girl to the doctor and hold her while he poked a needle in her butt. The second hardest thing, just a few years later, was when I had to discipline my eager little toddler for doing exactly the kinds of things all little kids will inevitably do. My children taught me how incredibly easy it is to love someone. They also taught me how incredibly difficult and painful it can be to always do what you think is best for them.
Learning to take responsibility for your own actions is an important part of growing up. We all make mistakes, we all occasionally do very stupid things. I can accept that, even forgive it. But I will not accept, nor will I risk sending the message, that lying is a valid way to handle those mistakes. It would be easier to remain quiet, to not make waves, to not ask questions, but easy isn't always best.
I wish I could be as convinced as everyone else seems to be that Kellie is blameless in all of this. I wish I could believe that her only sin was being incredibly careless with her passwords.
On 7/17/2002, someone posing as Kellie's mom posted using Kellie's account ("She doesn't log out of her account. Something maybe she soon will learn."), cryptically requesting information on Kellie's whereabouts. The obvious inference was that our young poet was missing and quite a few people were frantic for half a day. The mother never responded to questions or posted again. Then, the next day, Kellie started posting again, just as if nothing had ever happened. Only now, a year later, does Kellie admit that she was impersonating her mother.
Frankly, when someone blatantly lies to me once and then nearly the same exact situation happens again, I have to be a little suspicious. And when unexplained deceptions continue to accumulate, my suspicions can only grow.
Kellie, perhaps you can explain why post #6 in this thread, seemingly made by Cody, was entered from your computer? Cody, I wouldn't mind hearing your explanation, too. Mistakes can be forgiven. But, lies and deceit have no place among friends.