Archive for June, 2010

Hard work

June 29, 2010 10:27 am

Me: Would you like me to help you with your zipper?

Jace: Yeah. [big sigh] It’s hard work being a child.

(well, it’s funny when you hear your little toddler say it.)

tech savy

June 7, 2010 8:20 pm

When I was in college, I taught an intro to computers class to the incoming freshman. As part of the university alumni outreach, the class was also open to alumni so I had a smattering of grandmas in my classes. I remember trying to teach them how to use a mouse. Turns out my almost 3 year old is more capable than many of them were! I knew the older boys at April’s daycare got screen time to play “educational” games on her computer and that Jace and Tyler (her youngest) like to watch. What I didn’t realize was that Jace was actually using the mouse too.

This past weekend we checked out the pbs kids website so that we could listen to the dinosaur train theme song. I was looking to entertain Jace for a bit so I clicked on the games link. For a couple of minutes I played a game or two with him telling me what to do, then I decided to let him have a go for kicks. Turns out he is pretty good at moving the mouse around to tell the dinosaur where to sit. He isn’t so good at clicking yet but partially I blame that on Steve’s mouse which is really hard to push down on the buttons. Apparently Jace did much better when he clicked on the laptop buttons instead.

Forget programming the VCR (or the modern day equivalent),  I figure by the time he is 5 he will be writing computer programs like his dad.

(C) Steve and Heather Leibman, 2007.