Its so funny when you are told what you know or do frequently by a child. These days everyone of us keep busy by staying glued to the phone or other screen devices like computers, iPads and tablets, Its online or phone calls all the way. Do we even have time for normal family time, small family talks or family fun times, Are the days for all these gone?
Indeed! they are thanks to phone calls, internet, face-book and every other social media page we are engage in, that takes our time away from reality. Yes! from reality. From quality family time, from having normal human conversations or enjoy a day out or walking and enjoying a bright day out.
Never knew how bad it was till my four year old told me what I did not expect from a child that age. Like everyone else I am always online because of my job and most times, I use google search engine. Like every child, my son needs my attention mostly when I am busy, so I try to keep him out by sending him to dad or the older ones. Like every mum, when I am not working I spend time with my kids.
This week I was trying to complete a very important job project and the deadline was a few days away and all I wanted to do was complete this job. So google was my key helper and each time the little guy comes off to dad, I send him. Never knew it was going to back fire after I am done. So after my project was complete, here I went back to have some laugh with my family, tried to cuddle my little man but he gave me the shoulders. I tried several times, I tried to tickle him he refused to laugh and when I asked him what was wrong, his answer baffled me. He told me “mum ask google”
What a laugh everyone had, while I looked at him puzzled but this young man looked at me straight in the eyes and told me, “mum ask google because google knows it all”.What a laugh everyone had at my expense but was he right, Yes! of course. He is right, we are so smoothen by the web no time for our family.
Now all my four year old does now is, to ask google. Even the little things from school we talk about, when I ask him, he tells me not to worry because he is asking google and sure I see him on his tablet asking google all he wants and boy! do I miss him. I miss my time with my baby, I do not want google any more. Do not laugh