“Look, my cursor is again stuck…” I handed over my laptop to my 12 year daughter to fix it up. “Here you go…,” she smiled kindly.
“How will you drop me to the Expo Centre? It is absolutely a new area to me, I can’t tell you about the route.” I blurted out anxiously.
“Don’t worry Mama, just a min.” And, both the brothers bent together on the GPRS.
“Ok, got it. Let’s go Mama,” said my 18 year old child, having GPS on his cell.
“Mama, I have installed Windows 8 on your computer and whatever you need is on your desktop. Let me know if you want any other App there,” informed my younger son delightfully.
“Would you like me to add the App of e-brary on your Cell?” He offered generously.I envy my own teenage children, for being smart enough to settle down in the shoes of new technology very quickly and comfortably. Whether it’s a latest model laptop, iphone, smartphone, Xbox, Android system or whatever, they learn it so fast and so enthusiastically as it was already transcript somewhere in their minds. Every time they love to facilitate themselves by using new gadgets, Wifi, GPS, Reminder, Social Networking, or whatever is new in their world. But for us new technology is scary as we find it hard to learn new systems every day; we want to run our lives smoothly in the ways familiar to us. So, many times new gadgets not only disturb us but become a hindrance when we have to deal with them any case. In that, the assistance of our youngsters is a huge support, but it makes us their dependent.
As a come-back-to-school and newly working mom, I went through a transformation where my kids help me on each and every step from learning computer typing to using Microsoft Office, social networks, browsing, online communication and Window operating systems. Similarly, I resisted my transition from manual phones to smartphones which I could never make without them.
Finally, the journey taught me one thing that there is no looking back now. And, the best way to deal with the demon is to take full advantage of the new technology. The more we use them, the friendlier they become to us.
Working on a latest gadget with a teenage is an amazing moment that generates the most thrilling communication for both the youth and age. And, there is a sense of achievement and mutual cooperation for either party. Once we made life easier for them to teach them whatever technology we had and now it is their turn to return. 🙂