Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Generation of Gadgets

we gave it a long, hard (many, many long, hard plural of) thought. should we or shouldn't we. yes, we know...first thought would be a no. then we thought some more. and finally, we bought them an iPod each.

the ipods came with a lot of rules - to be kept during exam week, only to be taken after they've put on their uniforms and made their beds in the morning, not to be taken to their rooms at night, not to be used when they are walking (because amir once fell over across some chairs and cut himself pretty bad), not to be used when we're eating - while waiting for food is ok (which is why we decided on getting them in the first place). that's only some of them. we do make up more rules as we go along.

yes, there are many drawbacks to gadgets. but there are also positive outcome. one of the main outcome is their spelling. ariff's especially have improved a lot. he loves messaging and the iPod helped a lot with his reading and writing skills. they have also, in a way, grown closer. they have learned to create a group message and have their own group, the four of them. of course only three participate and the fourth keep asking, why you sending me message?

i do monitor what they write. every night when they've turned in their iPods, i will go through each one, look at their messages, delete pictures we don't think is share-able, stuff like that. if we do come across things we don't like, they get a good long lecture the day after.

another bit i love about their iPods is the selfies they take. it never fail to make me laugh.

oh my boys...


the value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults - peter de vries

grown-ups never understand anything for themselves and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explainning things to them - antoine de saint-exupery
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