Thursday, December 13, 2007

Of Computers and Calculators

On most days, when we arrive home from picking Zander up at school, I literally have to run to the chair in front of the computer to get there before Z. The child knows how to insert CDs, start and close programs, print, and buy things from Woot. (Obviously, kidding about that last one.)

He pretty much figured all of the basics out on his own by clicking around. [Note to self: Time to remove nefarious bookmarks.] One day a few months ago, Brad and I were in the kitchen talking and we heard Z giggling. Went in to see what was going on. Let's just say we now have a "one-page-a-day" printing rule so we don't have to replace the toner cartridges every week.

And more recently, Brad was having some trouble finding the CD that contained a particular game that Z likes to play. Z pointed out that it was in the bottom drive. Um, right. And next thing I know he'll be asking for an Xbox, just like his dad.

And tangentially related...

The other night night while checking my work e-mail, Z was waiting patiently (that's a lie) for his turn on the computer. He was actually opening and closing all the desk drawers, playing with paper clips, highlighters, post-it notes, and a calculator, when this came out:

Zander: "Calculators you have to use later, so I'm going to put this away."

And he did.

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