Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The boy is too smart, and I feel like a moron!

Did that get your attention? Why do we have to have all of the "technology?" All it does is make old people, like ME, feel stupid. OK, so it helps us communicate better, helps with the medical profession, and yes, even education; but all it does (at times) is make me feel stupid.

For example, "Little Mark" finally got Raven's new album on his iPod. We did not realize that there is a 4-letter word in one of the songs. "Little Mark" found it though, and instead of just deleting the song he goes into a program on our computer (which I don't even know how to get to!) and EDITS the song. Just like that, the word is gone and the music just flows together like it was never there. HOW did he do that?! He can also pull songs from CDs, edit them and make his own ring tones. Now, I know he learned that from his uncle, Cleggy, but the fact that he just goes right into and "BAM", it's finished.

I tried to put new music on my mp3 player last night, and it took me 10 minutes to remember how to do it. And I JUST DID it last weekend!

On top of that, he is teaching himself Lenux. LENUX! Uncle Cleggy doesn't even do Lenux, but "Little Mark" is all over it. He got a book from the library and is READING about it. ON HIS OWN! :-)

Don't get me wrong, I am VERY proud of him. He is very intelligent, and absorbs anything he is interested in like a sponge; but in the process I feel like a moron. And it isn't just me. Yesterday "Little Mark" had a check up at the doctor and we go to church with our doctor. "Little Mark" and Dr. J's son are friends. Dr. J's son is a GENIUS when it comes to computers. SERIOUSLY.

He was telling us that his son is at a robotics camp this week, and that yesterday morning they were going to program their robots. I told him I had no idea what that meant, and he said, "Neither do I."
"Little Mark" starts educating both of us on what that entailed. I didn't even know he knew about robotics! Dr. J and I just looked at it other and he said, "These kids are too smart." :-) I'm thinking to myself, "At least your a doctor bub. You got that going for you." Then "Little Mark" began telling Dr. J about Lenux.

Maybe next year "Little Mark" should be going to robotics camp, and I need to enroll in a computer course. One that teaches LENUX! ;-)

Wendy Darling


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Princess LadyBug said...

Wendy honey, I'm three months older than you and I cope with technology pretty good. Some people are good at some things and others are good at others. Technology is just not one of your strengths. That doesn't make you stupid.

It does however make you subject to the sighs & eye rolls of a preteen as he explains to you (again) how to do something. :P

Kwizgiver said...

Wendy Darling, you're speaking to me! I at least know what Lenux is.