'Times' Creepy Mom Sends Her Kids Naughty Facebook Gifts

Oh noes: Fortune executive editor Josh Quittner's wife Michelle Slatalla is still writing her column about 'computers: who knew!' for the Times. Today, she revisits well-worn territory: How much her daughters hate her for cramping their style on Facebook. But she's upped the ante considerably now that she's discovered something called "apps." "The discovery of the existence of Naughty Gifts proved I was, once again, out of touch," Michelle writes. How to remedy? Adding as many apps as possible, starting "poo fights" with her husband, and sending her teenage daughters virtual rubber blow-up dolls. "Oh, my God, you are so creepy," one of them told her, before hanging up the phone on her. Heartwarming!

These Naughty Gifts Don't Clutter a Closet [NYT]