Consider yourself warned!
A guide for those who think they want children.
Now, I consider myself to be up with technology. I mean, I use the computer. I have a smart phone, and I know how to look things up on the internet. But, today's kids are so proficient in technology that it amazes me. On any given day, you see will kids as young as 2 playing on their parent's phone or playing on their tablets. These kids know exactly which app to go to and how to manipulate it. It almost seems as if today's kids come out the womb with a degree in computer science and 10 years of work experience. It is scary how they are so advanced.
Recently, I had to buy a new computer. My old one was over 10 years old. It had lived a good life, but it was time to let it go. I decided to do something different. I went and a bought a Mac. I figured hey, since both kids have iPhones, I may as well make this a true iHouse. Besides, I plan on eventually switching over to the iPhone so we can all FaceTime each other when the kids go off to college. I was excited to get the new computer. I couldn't wait to have a computer that is modern and fast.
I have to admit; this Mac is much different from the computer I was used to. The commands seem all wrong to me. But eventually, I got the hang of it. Well, at least I thought I had. Last week, I had to send some files from my iPad (which I won as a door prize at a networking event and have been using to check my email when my son is doing his homework on the computer) to one of my friends. In my mind, all I had to do was upload the files to my Google Drive and share them. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! For some reason, the files would not upload to my Google Drive. No matter what I did, it would not upload. Then, I decided to try to upload it to DropBox. Again, it didn't work. Finally, I had to break down and ask my 16-year-old daughter for help. I was really trying to avoid doing that, but I was in a time crunch, and she was willing to help. My daughter changed some settings on my iPad (I still don't know what she changed) and then transferred the files to the computer via AirDrop. I had never heard of that feature before. I tried to pay attention to what she was doing, but her skinny fingers were moving so fast, swiping here and swiping there, I couldn't keep up! Then. It suddenly hit me. This must be how my mother feels when I show her how to work her computer! I have to admit, it made me feel old. I didn't like that feeling.
The thing that amazes me is that working that computer was second nature to her. She diagnosed the problem and fixed it quickly. If her first plan of action didn't work, she quickly came up with a new plan of action. I was amazed. This experience taught me that I'm as tech savvy as I thought I was, and that I need to get up to speed so that I can keep up with my kids! Otherwise, I won't have a clue what's going on.
If you plan on having kids in this century, you better stay up on technology. If not, you'll be clueless.
So, now you know, and you can just ... Consider Yourself Warned!
For those of you who have kids, or have been around kids, have you ever had a kid explain anything dealing with technology to you? If so, how did it make you feel?
1/21/2019 09:08:33 pm
I love it! Consider yourself warned! I love my iMac, iPadpro and I did have an iphone. I'm know using the SamsungNote9. I'll see later if I go back to the iPhone. I do love AirDrop!
1/23/2019 03:07:20 pm
Yvette, thanks for stopping by. Don't be a stranger!
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SassyGirlTye lives with her two wonderful teenagers in Brooklyn, New York. No matter what she says in her posts, she truly loves her children with all her heart.