Kids Again

August 18th, 2006

Kids have this natural ability to be so innocent. Two kids came to my house yesterday. The elder one was a nine year old boy and the younger one was a three year old girl. The boy wanted to play spiderman on my computer. I loaded the game and he started playing. He became engrossed to the extent that he didn’t know what was happening around him. Sensing that he was missing, she came looking for him. Seeing the computer monitor, she shrieked SPIDERMAN!!, her tiny hands pointing to the monitor.

Immediately, she moved to the other side of the table and started moving the mouse away from him. She was also pressing the return key. He got irritated and told her that if she came to his left side, she would also play… Lol!! As she was slowly moving, he hid the working mouse, took a broken one nearby and placed it to his left side. Seeing another mouse, she was super excited and started moving it.

As much as he was playing and making the characters on screen move, she thought she was playing and made faces to the boy.. ha ha ha!! she was also pressing some keys too. She played like that for sometime. Then, it was time to move :-)

16 Responses to “Kids Again”

  1. Mohammed Moyeen.A Says:

    its the story similar to zunnoon and zubia…they too want to play….and watch cartoon movies…..

  2. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @moyeen:
    Yup. As Nehru said, “Kids are same everywhere”

  3. Yuvi Panda Says:

    Yep. Kids are the same everywhere:D

    I too have a 3 year old cousin who likes to “hang out” with mouses and keyboards… And, I usually just give her an old Mouse n Keyboard, and she happily rattles on them:D

    So, two stones in one bird:P: She won’t be repelled away from computers, and I can “try” to “try” getting some work done:D

  4. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @yuvi:
    he he.. the other day, another kid opened the cd tray and put a cd upside down. Thank God I noticed and stopped the tray from closing.. :-)

    Kids know a lot now-a-days.

  5. Santosh Jayamurugan Says:

    My 3 year old cousin knows how to shutdown and boot up a system. She cant be fooled up with a EXTRA mouse which went in vain!!..
    So i had to move up and watch her play! :(

    Pretty clever they are nowadays..

  6. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @santosh:
    yes da.. that’s cos the number of s/w dogs outweight the number of humans present (includes me too) he he.. so they can be expected to know a lot 😉

  7. smiley Says:

    good idea :)

  8. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @smiley:
    he he…

  9. smione Says:

    Interesting :-)

    Smiles etc.,

    Smi

  10. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @smione:
    he he…

  11. Sharath MS Says:

    kids always think that computers are for playing games 😀

  12. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @sharath:
    Yes, you are right. Thats what I had been doing when I got the computer during my 9th standard :). Didn’t hear about java then 😉

  13. Saurabh Says:

    Haha …
    I must admit, that I have been guilty of such activities sometime ago when I had a little cousin come over.

    But now they are grown up and all you get for trying to pull a fast one is a stare and a look that says “How old do you think I am? One?”

    Haha …
    Nice post :)

  14. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @saurabh:
    ha ha ha… yup man! the kids are smart these days..

  15. sumod_talking Says:

    wow new age kids eh :)

    gone are the days of the “Gameboy”, my friend had one and he and his sis were always fighting over who should be playing…

    kids will always be kids… be it a gameboy or a computer :)

  16. Aswin Anand T.H. Says:

    @sumod:
    right… its the latest that attracts them