Tuesday, November 15, 2011
And Then She Was 5
We attended my nephews 5th birthday party over the weekend.
I think I'm at that age where my head think's my body is a teenager, and my body think's my head needs to calm down and read the Sunday paper and drink some tea.
Sabreen still think's I'm at the prime of my youth, and I guess that's all that really matters :)
I've come to realize that Sabreen has a more active social life at her age then I ever had in my entire life. That's no exagerration. She's pretty much booked up for parties and events until the middle of December. I don't even have a clue what I'll be doing this coming weekend!
The missus and I spend an average of 3 hours a night each on our laptops, and Sabreen has become quite adapt at using either. Shakera and I tossed around the idea of getting her started on her own, since there's no definitive answer on the question "When is too soon?"
Finally we decided on getting her an iPad.
It completely amazes me how tech-savvy kids are these days. She's able to use the laptop and iPad with the ease and comfort of a seasoned gamer.
In a way I suppose it's all good, getting them started this early. I do worry though that kids nowadays have lost touch with the essence of growing up and what it really means to enjoy their youth. As parents we're caught in this quagmire of wanting to hold them back and be children as we remember children to be, or letting them learn and excel and not get left behind as the rest of the world steams ahead in technology.
I don't know what the answer is. I wish I did.
Maybe tonight I'll get Sabreen to Google the answer.