Me: Call your friend to confirm these plans Son: Or text him......after all it IS the twenty first century Me: Sigh.......
— Kathy M (@kathym425) June 10, 2014
At the time, I felt about a hundred years old. Thanks a lot kid!
When I stopped to think about it, though, I realized that I'm actually pretty "with it". For somebody who grew up in the seventies and eighties, the technology in my home, not to mention my purse, is pretty damned impressive. The kids and I have cell phones and iPods and I used my tax refund a couple of years ago to upgrade to a Mac (which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE). My cable box has a DVR so that I can record programs with no cassette tapes. Please tell me I'm not alone in remembering those piles of VCR tapes that gathered on the shelf beside the television…….
I'm also pretty social media savvy (if I do say so myself). Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the bloggy universe I have been enjoying here, I'm pretty hip to what's happening. Okay, ignore that I just said "hip to"; maybe I have a way to go yet.
I think that no matter how well I keep up, I'll just have to accept that my kids will always be ahead of me. Our kids have been surrounded by technology their whole lives. I don't think that my kids would know how to use a pay phone and my son thinks that the video games of my youth sound quaint. My daughter figured out my iPad case without thinking about it while I have been struggling with the darned thing. They seem to be able to intuit these things without even trying.
I'll do my best to be "with it".