Rockstarism #266 – The Ulterior Motive


Rockstar: Mum. What’s an error?

Me: A mistake, something causing the computer not to work properly.

Rockstar: You mean like a bug?

Me: Well… Technically the bug causes the error message on the computer.

Rockstar appears to mull this over…

Rockstar: What’s the worst thing a bug does?

Me: Um… Probably wipe your data?

Rockstar: <conversationally>What’s data?

Me: <thinking: ?! Thought he knows what data is> Information. Like when you can’t watch video clips on Youtube anymore because the server no longer has that clip in its memory.

Rockstar: <conversationally>Ok, what’s the second worst thing that can happen?

Me: Probably when you can’t run programs – like when your Om Nom game no longer works. Maybe you can’t start up the App anymore or it hangs.

Rockstar: <conversationally>Ok, what’s the third –

Me: Oh come on. You’re not serious, you don’t really want to know that.

Rockstar: Wha-at… Yes I do.

Me: You want me to stop chatting with my friend on Whatsapp, don’t you.

Rockstar: Yeah.

Rockstar and his earnest little helper whipping up something...

Rockstar and his earnest little helper whipping up something…

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I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • mun

    Hehehe, Rockstar is so tactful and smart to think of such a good way to keep mommy away from her smartphone. Being inquisitive by asking questions is good – he can learn more this way. :)