Rockstarism #267 – How Things Work… Or Not Work…


Listening to baby sounds...

Me: How does she make that sound...

Rockstar: (Knowledgeably) She's gargling her own saliva. 

Me: How d'you know?

Rockstar: I used to do it too <been there, done that shrug>

The Gargler

The Gargler


Me: Dumb ole wifi is down again...

Rockstar: <authoritatively> I'll show you the Five Reasons Why It's Not Working.

Me: Yeah, right. You came up with 5 reasons why our wifi doesn't work?

Rockstar: No, it's here. Click on the question mark. 

Me: ?

Rockstar: <clicks on question mark> See?

Me: OMG you actually went and read this stuff?! How did you even know that icon opens up this whole bunch of stuff? (looking at it) And it just goes on and on in the most boring language imaginable and - WHY would anyone read it? Why are you reading this thing?? It's not even like there are cute pictures!

Rockstar: I was trying anything, to get Luigi's Mansion (video game footage on Youtube) and it wouldn't open. So, I wanted to know why

WHO reads these things ok.....!

WHO reads these things ok.....!

Now you know who reads these things the tech nerds draft nicely in the software help. Software designers, you do not write in vain. The Rockstar is reading them. Last few times, he would come bother me about the safari not working and I'd have him restart the laptop and grumble he didn't try to fix it himself... Now I feel bad because he really went looking for a way to get the safari to work before bugging me...

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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

    Rockstar is quite the techie type, eh? To try to get it to work himself before bothering mommy. 🙂

    Miss Rockstar has an inquisitive look on her face in the photo.

    • Aileen

      Umm… I think he was impatient because I told him never bug me while I’m trying to get the baby down for bed because otherwise I have to start all over again… “techie”… well insofar as you mean we are often on iPad/ iPod/ laptop/ iPhone (sheepish) so we go places where there’s good wifi.

      • mun

        Techie as in wanting to solve technical issues himself instead of waiting until mommy is free to attend to him. 🙂

      • Aileen

        Oh in that case you are right on the money. He generally does like to solve puzzles and problems, he always has. I think Little Miss may be less so, though she is a lot more gabbly and seems to respond to music and colors more… Maybe gender difference… Mind you, also have to allow for “margin of error” though, because when Rockstar was that age I was still hard at work…