Sunday, January 14, 2007

Tribulations of a Technically Gifted Child


S~This was too funny not to share with all of you. Yesterday while the family was at Lowe's, Jamie informed us that he needed to go potty. So him and I ventured in there and he rushed right over to one of the urinals, after he finished his business we went over to wash his hands. The sink was low enough that Jamie could navigate this chore all by himself. However he did need help with the drying. Not because the paper towel dispenser was too high, or that it was out of paper towels. No Jamie had a hard time because this was a paper towel dispenser from the "Stoneage". He went over and repeatedly waved his hand in front of it and...Nothing. So he did it again...Nothing. He looked at me with disbelief, this has always worked in the past was there some magic word? Some hidden trick? I just looked at my gifted son and said "Just pull", Yes this was a non automatic paper towel dispenser! What a marvelous world we live in!

5 comments:

Aunt Joan said...

Shawn - How funny! Yes, Jamie, the world is sometimes so primative that you have to pull the towels down! Good luck with the rest of the do-it-yourself things the world may throw at you!! Love to all, Aunt Joan & family

Kerry said...

We're cracking up over here! We do have an old TV in the basement that you have to turn the channels on the knob - no remote control! Whatever would these kids do??? :):):):)

Lisa R said...

I always laugh because mt Mom has a regulare old camera and Emma calls it Old Fashion...It is the only non digital camera that she has ever seen...

Amy K said...

So funny, I too go into stores now and try to wave my hand in front of those antiquiated machines with knobs and nothing happens, or stick my hands under my faucet at home excepting it to turn on without touching the knobs! Smart kid!

Nicole said...

Great story!! It is amazing to think how different our kids lives are going to be from our own. Technology is amazing! Thanks for sharing.