2 years old: They can teach us the basics of how to use an iPhone; Switching on/off, making extremely expensive long distance calls and deleting precious photo's. They can be bribed with tickles.
3 years old: They can teach us how to play games on an iPad and why it's not a good idea to immerse it in water or throw it across a room. They can be bribed with cuddles.
6 years old: They can teach us how to use the Sky remote and how to set up parental controls. They can be bribed with kisses.
8 years old: They can remind us what the parental control password is on the T.V. (Yes, this really happened to me). They can be bribed with sweeties.
10 years old: They can teach us the basics of using an iMac. They can be bribed with a late night.
12 years old: They can teach us what an 'app' is and how to use it. They can be bribed with a sleep-over.
15 years old: They can teach us a whole new spoken language, consisting only of a series of grunts... And also a whole new written language consisting only of a series of letters; BTW, FYI, AKA, OMG, WTH, LOL, ROFL, KPC, P911, BIF, BTT... They can be bribed with extra time on their video games. (CWOT)
16 years old: They can teach us the meaning of stealth, along with exercising extreme self-control... and patience... Lots and lots of patience. They can be bribed only with cold hard cash.
18 Years Old: They can teach us the difficult process of letting go. They can no longer be bribed.
20 years old: They can teach us the basics of editing videos on iMovie. They no longer need to be bribed. In fact, they will happily give up as much of their time as needed, with no strings attached. And they will even make you a cup of tea to drink while you learn...
...So I have to credit my 20 year old Son, Charlie, for helping me put together my very first time-lapse video... Only this time it was me teaching him, patience!!
...There's still a lot more work to be done on this painting. Particularly on those shadows. And there are 29 marbles altogether, so this might take a while!
Q. What have you learned from someone half your age? (Be honest!)
Week in a nutshell...
Reading: Bridget Jones's Baby. (On page one...) Listening to: Eva Cassidy Breakfast: New York Bagels with cream cheese and Marmite. Mmmm... Inspired by: Jennifer Mclean's recent blog post, at 'Just Add Water, Silly'
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