I always wanted to be one of those moms that kept up with their kids, electronically speaking. It didn’t quite work out that way.
By the time Older Son was 12, and Younger Son was 10, they were both gently hip checking me out of the way when I wasn’t fast enough on the uptake…”Mom, just let me do it”. They’d take over whatever thing I was trying to get set up, and in no time flat it would be done.
Well, after that, I just let them do it. I gave up trying to be technologically savvy. I wish that I hadn’t given up so easily.
Tonight, The Flirt is trying to use his boss’s laptop to do some work education at home. He’s not tech savvy at all. In fact, he’s just about half a bubble off from being a complete Luddite.
I figured it would be no big deal to help him with computer issues, because for all of my having given up with my electronically superior kids at home, I’m doing ok at the office. Imagine my surprise, though, when he whips out a MacBook. I haven’t used a Mac since my kids were babies.
I thought to myself that it wouldn’t be a big deal, because I can get around my iPhone just fine, and it can’t be that differently organized. Right?
Famous last words…
Well, we got him hooked up to the Wi-Fi, but now he’s having issues getting back into his training website. I can hear him talking to his boss on the phone, walking through where he needs to get to. His boss is Older Son’s age. Go figure.
Good lord, I feel just about as useful as a bump on a log. I also ache from head to toe, and I have the “wind” something awful today. And, I’m so tired.
Just now, I had the thought roll across my mind that I have finally made it. I have, at the age of 51, stepped into the Realm of The Old Duffers.
Should I feel concerned that I don’t care?
Nah. I think I will be just fine where I’m at. I’ve been dying to tell Sanford & Sons next door to get off my lawn for years, and now I have the license to do it!
Well, I hear silence coming from the other room, which means The Flirt got into his online classes. I feel so relieved! I wasn’t sure I wanted to try to help him with that any more.
Maybe it’s time to find a nice hot cup of tea and a book? Lol. I think I will like being an old duffer. It’s not the end of the world, slowing down. Maybe I will take time to enjoy things more, and rush around less.
Here’s hoping you all feel comfortable with whatever phase of life you find yourself in. Every day is an adventure, if we want it to be. Blessings all!