By Heather O.
I mean, he can’t actually read all that well, spell all that well, or even tie his own shoes yet, but he has Google all figured out. Oh yes. He does.
Today he asked me to “type in ‘Superman Game’ right there, Mom”, and he pointed to the Google Bar on my server. Ok, sure, how could a coupla free games hurt?
Well, we went through the lame free Superman game, the lame free Spiderman game, and the lame free Batman game. I figured he was all ok, and I left him to Nick Jr. and went downstairs to throw the ball to our dog who either has spring fever or is possessed by demons. With Maggie, it’s hard to tell.
While I was mindlessly watching my dog exhaust herself, as well as demonstrate she was possibly not the brightest puppy in the pound (do smart dogs run into trees while they are chasing balls?) my son came outside and said, “Mom, how do you spell ‘Raphael’?”
Still sort of mindless, I told him. He repeated it again and again, then asked me to say it again. I did, and then he said, “You’ll need to write it down.”
Suddenly something in my mind clicked, and I said, “Why do you need to know how to spell Raphael?”
“So I can play the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Game. I need to type Raphael in the box.”
Then it hit me. Oh my holy internet nightmare. My kid can Google.
Somehow, a kid who can’t really read figured out how to get to a Ninja Turtle’s game, as well as a Power Rangers game, using the magic that is Google. Maybe I’m actually underestimating his reading abilties. Although I’m fairly sure he is ill-equipped to read Cat in the Hat on his own, apparently the words DINO THUNDER POWER RANGERS pose no problem whatsoever.
Yes, I know. We’re totally screwed.
I guess it’s time I consider a filter.
Or some supervision at the computer. That might help too.
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