Friday, October 9, 2009
Ellie has had very minimal exposure to the computer. Mostly, cause I don't want to share. However, we have, from time to time, played games with her on there.
The other day we were playing games and I had to go take some clothes out of the dryer. I plopped her on the chair and told her I would be right back. I hear the game totally change, and she had switched from Diego to Backyardigans like she had been doing it every day her whole life. I asked her what she was doing, and she told me she was tired of playing Diego and wanted to play a different game. Ok then.
She then preceded to navigate herself around the website very well. Most impressive.
Seriously? I didn't even sit down in front of a computer until I was in high school, and even then, it was those gigantic things with only green letters that were basically glorified typewriters.
I didn't have email until I was in college.
I didn't check it frequently until I was in graduate school.
I didn't become addicted until I moved away from home in my late 20's and was away from my family.
She is 3. And a natural. It is like it was bred into her or something. She will never know a world without computers.
Man. I sound OLD!
How weird is that?!