Sunday, February 15, 2009


So my daughter has been playing on the computer alot, right? I have been doing the "proper parenting" thing and checking what she is doing and all that. So, the other day she asks me ...
"Mom. Do we have Microsoft Word?"
Me: "Yes."
Her: "Where is it?"
Me: "Let me show you."

(note the absence of my questioning her about why she wants it - I can figure that out later - gotta love auto save)

A little while later I am reading and I hear her voice from the computer room :

Her: "Mom"
Me: "Yes?"
Her: "How do you spell 'pona'"
Me: "Huh?"
Her: "How do you spell 'pona'?"
(surely I have misheard her. Years of vocabulary words float through my mind... Is she saying 'Pony'? No. 'Pawn'? No. hmmmm

Her: "MOM!"
Me: "Yes?"
Her: "How do you spell 'pona'?"
Me: (i give up) "P-O-N-A"
Her: "thanks!"

I forgot about it.

So today I am listening to her play on the computer.

Her: "Mom! I opened Microsoft Word."
Me: "OK"
Her: "Now I can type. I called it 'Lauren'"

(she actually saved her document and renamed it lauren. I don't know how she knew to do this)

Tonight I get on my computer and notice her document is open....
I read it and what do you suppose it says?

"Once a pona time......"

he he