Mama, Can I Type?

Posted by Jen on January 8, 2009 in Mommyhood |

Every night, Little Man asks if he can type. He can’t read yet or write much beyond his own name. All he knows is this … laptops and computers are cool and important.

He’s not figured out why computers are important or how much we can do with them. But, I get the sense that he understands that they are a vital part of life.

I hear Husband scoffing now.

How can he not think that computers are cool and important. His mom is always connected. He gets the message just by watching.

Yeh, OK. Maybe. I’m not going to complain or apologize.

He’s not going  to know a time when computers aren’t a full-on part of life. He’s not going to know a time when computers were a luxury.

So, I let him type. Tonight, he’s going to take over part of this post. He’s been waiting patiently for me to tell him that it’s his turn. 

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So, there you have it.

You should know that he used both hands and mimiced my typing skills [which is too dang cute for words] and was very serious about the whole thing.

He tells me that this is a post about going to the donut shop, getting ice cream, and watching the trains go by.  These are all things that he wants to do on a vacation.

He has much more to say, believe me. He is – at this very moment – continuing the story as he waits for me to finish this so he can type again.

Here’s the cool thing. I’m excited that he wants to be a part of this. I can’t wait until he’s old enough to get involved. I want to teach him how to be a productive part of the online world – his world.

I know it’ll be a while – as it should be. 

In the meantime, the together time we get to have while he types and learns more about his digital world will be full of some very analog/old-school moments – and I intend to enjoy every one of them for as long as he’ll allow me to!

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