You see...we like computers in this household. The lad has a tablet, I have a laptop, we have a couple of desktops (one slow as molasses, the other faster and easier to work with), hubby also has a laptop, tablet (2) and some other gizmo which looks like a cross between a tablet and laptop. Cell phones are rather constant..
and since we firmly think that ...
Ergo....on days where life is like that I just think... it would be SO much easier if we had one more laptop...and then you look at prices and say well.. perhaps NOT!!! :)
So what do we do.. we learn to talk more.
"Mom, can I use your phone, I want to look something up".
"Sweetheart, the computers are being a problem, how can we problem solve around the slow as molasses one?"
"Son, do you think you can do your ____________ first while I work on this _________. It should take me half an hour to finish".
Anyways, you get the point right? :)
Computers which can so easily erode conversation in a household (the actual words talking) and at least for now in our household...promoting more conversation, helping to teach patience and understanding, sticking to timelines, and more.
They are teaching a boy how to formulate good requests into google, and we're teaching him discernment, as not everything on google is accurate...being accurate matters, finding new ways to say it, words, words and more words ..it's good eh?
But in the meantime... we continue learning.
What has tech done in your house?
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