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Electronic Mom

Wednesday, June 29, 2005
I suggested to my thirteen year old that he use his new digital camera to take 20 second clips of me issuing common reminders (e.g., "Put your dishes in the dishwasher"), and then turn those clips into screensavers for the family computer. That way, I'd be saved the aggravation of having to say the same thing over and over again, all summer long. The "electronic mom" would do it for me. Unfortunately, I couldn't get him to buy into the sheer brilliance of my idea. I guess the thought of being subjected to an endless loop of mom reminders (I thought we could splice together a whole bunch of different reminders) didn't mesh with his vision of the perfect summer.

| posted by Ann D @ 12:32 PM