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Although we are fortunate to live near a lot of family and friends, we are so very far away from a lot of people who we want to be part of Molly’s life.  So, it’s a good thing that computers exist so that we can keep in constant touch.  If family members were waiting on me to develop pictures, drive to the store to pick them up, separate them, put them in an envelope, find their mailing address, go to the post office to buy stamps, and then drop the envelope of pictures in the mail, Molly will be a high school senior before all that gets done.

Since Molly’s birth, I have entered the technological age with lightning speed, but the sad part is that I know I have so much more to learn.  As a classroom teacher, I understand the need and purpose of children using technology – you can get the most up-to-date information any time of the day or night and make contact with people all over the world.  However, just because I understand the importance and convenience of technology does not mean that I know how to use the technology.  Although, I did create this blog all by myself, thank you very much (but have utilized my husband, the technology guru, to make some changes).   I can download pictures off the camera and edit them to share with family or upload to the blog.  I created a Facebook account.  And a Twitter account.  And I downloaded Skype so we could have face-to-face conversations with the before-mentioned family and friends around the country.  (The only problem I have encountered with all this technology so far is remembering my log-ins and passwords for each account.  I tried to write them down, but then I lost that piece of paper.)

There is a bit of hope, though.  As I was checking my email with Molly on my lap the other day, she reached over and starting banging on the keyboard.  Yes, I thought!  In just a few short years, Peaches will be totally up to date with the newest technology and she can help me out when her dad isn’t around, so I will have constant tech support around here.  Molly’s life will consist of taking notes and tests on a laptop, video phones, chatting with all her friends on a program like Skype, and who knows what else?  She’ll wonder how we ever survived with just our BlackBerry mobile devices and wireless internet access.

Just the other day, as we were Skyping with Aunt Whitney in California, I learned how to take a screen shot:

How cool is that?!  A picture of my desktop.  I’m not sure exactly what I will use that feature for in the future, but glad I know how to do it anyway.  Now, if I can just remember which buttons Whitney said to press at the same time…

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