The highlight of modern technology happened one Christmas, I think I was six or seven at the time, when my aunt gave me THIS:
I was SO excited, and to this day, I love playing Tetris until my wrists hurt sometimes (hubby owns a Gameboy Advance, my Brick died when I was about 10 or so and was mourned properly).
The other day, I was reading an early reader's book with Lily, with a list of all the key words from the story under the corresponding picture. One of them was, of course, a Gameboy. And what does Lily do??
"What's that?? An App?? Oh no, I know, an iPhone!!!"
Do I feel old?? Very much so. I hit me like a train that this is a totally different world. I realized how substantially the world has changed in not even two decades. I remember when my Dad got his first computer and I was SO frustrated with my vocabulary program, but liked to play THIS:
And the world today? I have to admit, I chose to not participate in the latest technologies. I prefer paper books over e-readers, do not own a smart phone, and am just putting an mp3-player on my wish list for Christmas. Or maybe not? I prefer not jumping on every band wagon, stay a little bit with the basics, maybe I try subconsciously to channel a little bit of the world of my childhood... not... who am I kidding? I cannot imagine a life without the internet any more, so I embrace the new world and all it has to offer to our family and especially to our kids! And if Lily has an uncle
|Blogger in the making? Lily at 2 years old|