Daddy’s Little Geeks

My hubby was a PC man when I met him, but thanks to a college friend he’s crossed over to the dark side. He’s a Mac Geek all the way! I think we currently have a Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iPhone, iPad, a 23 inch Apple Cinema Display (a BIG ASS MONITOR) and three iPods in our house. And now he’s talking about getting the yet-to-be-released iPhone 5 when it comes out later this year.

I have the only PC in the entire house, my little pretty purple Dell netbook….which I have to say has been acting up quite a bit lately. I probably should have gotten a Mac (don’t tell Tim I said that, ok?)

So since almost every computer and device we own is a Mac, both of my boys are turning into Mac Geeks too. Carter was about 2 when he first pointed out the apple on the back of Tim’s computer. Cooper did this for the first time a couple of weeks ago, but being the big eater that he is, he actually said, “Apple, num num” and then tried to eat it.

Carter will regularly climb up on Tim’s lap at night before bedtime and ask to play Angry Birds, the fishing game, or a number of other preschooler games on his iPhone and iPad. Cooper has even joined in the fun a few times. Carter refers to these games as “choices”. He’s always asking, “Dad, can I play choices on your computer?”

So last night Carter got a big surprise. Tim’s boss decided to purchase an iPad this week (and Tim had him purchase it through the Box Tops for Education’s Marketplace, so we earned money for Carter’s school!!!). In exchange for iPad tips and knowledge, he gave Tim an old iBook that he wanted to get rid of. Tim showed it to Carter last night, and Carter asked “Dad, is that your new computer?” to which Tim replied, “No Carter, this is YOUR new computer.”

I’m surprised that Carter didn’t fall out of his chair! His eyes lit up and the biggest smile came over his face, “MY VERY OWN COMPUTER????” Yes Carter, your very own computer! He was able to play a few games on the computer before bed last night and had a blast.

And right before bedtime Tim used a program to type in a message for Carter. The computer then “spoke” to Carter the message that Tim typed in.

“I had fun playing with you on the computer Carter, now it is time to brush your teeth and go to bed.”

Carter thinking the computer was actually talking to him, ran into the bathroom, brushed his teeth, and hopped into bed. If I would have known he’d go to bed that easily when asked to do so by a Mac, I would have had one waiting for him in the nursery at the hospital. 🙂

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