A few days ago I came across a new definition for boy: noise with dirt on it.
I’m calling it the 2.0 version of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails.
The thing I like about the new definition is that it has a WARNING included.
Did you spot it?
When there is no noise associated with a boy then you can bet he’s into trouble.
Kids take on Superhero traits when they are doing something you’d rather they not do. Super-fast, Super-strong, and yikes—Super-destructive. Once Silas decided to check under the hood of the Mac the de-construction took less than 7 minutes.
Silas is smart. His Dad is scary smart and now we are seeing the early warning signs in his progeny.
But, let’s look at the bright sides of this, and there are several.
First, Silas wasn’t being bad, he was being curious. That’s something you NEVER want to discourage in a kid, or in anyone else.
Second, Apple makes great products and this was quickly repaired.
Third, the adults in his life have been alerted to his need to know How Things Work and went shopping for some new items to cultivate and encourage curiosity and discovery while minimizing collateral damage.
Don’t you love stories with happy endings?
The laptop, by the way, is no longer residing on the Kitchen table.
It now enjoys a Penthouse view in an undisclosed location.
Silas will have access again when he’s about 6 and learns to write code.
As for me, I’m curious about how to arrange, manipulate, and otherwise control the images I add to my posts.
Currently they just show up wherever they feel like it.