KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
My son was a beautiful child. He was serious, always thinking, blond curls, and really funny. We have had many adventures while he was growing up, like the “flying, fuzzy rat thing of Arkansas.” I loved the time I spent with him. I always felt we were very close.
Imagine my surprise after confiding to him that I was researching blogging and really thinking about doing it, when his response was “WTF, mom.” I couldn’t believe it. Was he casting aspersions on what I had to say or my technical ability to perform the task? Did he think me so inept that I couldn’t master a new skill? This is the child that knows I can learn new stuff.
I think as someone who is of the female persuasion with gray hair I must look so inept and harmless that he thinks I just sit at home or knit doilies, or bake bread. I did do a lot of baking when he was little but not so much lately. Rather, I sit at home nursing a desire to share my voice and observations with whomever I can find out there in cyberland. I have even checked out the Blogging For Dummy’s from the library and it has pictures. I have mentors who will answer my questions. I am not without resources. I will continue to do my research and get my blog started.
I know that those of you out there can’t imagine this statement coming out of the mouth of your precious two year old, but just wait. They say this when they tower over you and believe you live in the dark ages. Where has my sweet wonderful child gone? I grieve. I will show him…”WTF.”