Monday, May 30, 2011

Kids these days

Hubby got his ipad2 at last. It was my gift to him for the year - all occasions covered! :)

When Christopher saw it, he was like "hmmm....mummy, what is this?" He had that look in his eye. So I told him "It's daddy's things. Cannot touch."

Later in the night, hubby was showing me some of the stuff he had downloaded for me. Again, Christopher came up and sat beside me looking at the ipad2. He asked me again "Mummy, what is this? Is it a big phone?"

I looked at him and put the ipod next to the ipad. "It's something like this ipod. But it's bigger. It's called an ipad." No point hiding the gadget from him since it's going to be around alot. And better to tell him what it is rather than agreeing that it is a big phone!


Anyways, I have decreed that Christopher is not allowed to play with the ipad. He is to have limited use of the ipod and that is it.

Later that night, I was thinking about these days...


Travel these days is easier thanks to AA. Parents these days are getting more generous. There are more things these days that are seemingly good for us. And so kids these days are getting alot at an earlier time.


What used to be a luxury for us is now becoming common for kids. We never got to go overseas when we were young. If ever we got to go, it was when we were much older. Now, kids are travelling as soon as parents find they can handle them overseas.


And computers and handphones were only given to us when we were college students or we got it ourselves when we started working. And back then it was a necessity not a fashion statement. These days primary kids have handphones. Admittedly it is an easier way to reach them....but....parents can be creative if they want to be.

As for toys and books and presents! Gosh....I remember getting presents only for my birthday. And that too not all the time. Now, kids get presents every other weekend.

I wonder if the ball keeps rolling this way, would my grandchildren be travelling overseas every holiday? Presents becoming a daily thing? The 'i' (pod/pad/phone) or any other technology be a common appearance in their infant lives? What would be the reward for generations to come?

6 comments:

reanaclaire said...

I dare not think what the technology will come out with when our kids are grown up...

Small Kucing said...

time is changing

LittleLamb said...

I wont say kids are lucky these days. Just that we grow together with technology..aint we in technology age? we just move along...:P

chinnee said...

Ipad seems to become kids toys nowadays, hehe...

Cynthia said...

I think its because things are so much more affordable these days (hence accessible) and we're in a much better position financially to provide for our kids - or rather exposing them to all these tech-y stuff. I guess its up to us whether we want to or not right. As for holidays, parents need hols too!! Kids are very lucky these days, and much much smarter too. Even my 19 month old iPads away...tsk tsk.

andrewjune said...

congrats on the ipad2!

hubby doesnt let the princess touches his ipad...at the moment hahaha...

a lot of parents download ebooks into ipad for their kids...but we did not...:)