Potty Training Problems for a Tech Savvy Tot
Little Dude was on his A-game last night without even realizing it.
First, it started out as an innocent game of MarioKart on the Wii (he naturally beat me every single time despite my trying efforts). I got pretty fed up but let on that I was just tired and wanted to do something. I decided to show him a Youtube video- that recent viral video of the two adorable five-year-olds sharing their first kiss. I told Little Dude it was so funny he would pee his pants but he assured me, “No way sistah, I’ll only dribble a little.”
Instead of actually paying attention to the beyond cute video, he felt the need to update me every five seconds on his urination capabilities (the video did, in fact, only cause slight dribble).
After watching a few more dribble-inducing web videos, Little Dude decided it was time to show me this new computer game him and my dad have been playing for a few days. So the two of them sat down at the computer and started to battle monsters (or maybe it was fend off thugs.. I can’t remember. I wasn’t really paying attention). Suddenly Dad did the unthinkable- he accidentally closed the window where they had been playing the game. Rather than just brushing it off and re-loading the game, Little Dude took on a very serious tone, looked to my dad and snapped, “Um, next time could you please bookmark that!”
It scares me slightly how much children know about computers and the internet now and how little they know about Sesame Street. Maybe the roles have shifted. Maybe Sesame Street now appeals more to my demographic. I mean, Bert and Ernie are total hipsters with their striped cardigans and unkempt hair.