Sunday, January 11, 2009

Me, Man-child and the Computer

A few weeks ago, I noticed a pop up on my computer stating that my security with McAfee was about to expire. I was supposed to click some button to renew it at a cost of $69.95. Well, I did not know what the heck this was all about. So, I posted a SOS message to my Sistah friends on-line. Not only did they explain it to me but they gave me suggestion on what software to purchase. The next day during my lunch break, I run over to Office Depot to purchase the software. I am excited because I am going to do this by-myself.

Enters Man-child. Now I will admit, I know NOTHING about the computer. I turn it on, go to what I want and that's it. At work, the IT person handles all problems. Anyway, I open the package to read about the software and how to install it. Man-child, in the deepest voice I have ever heard, says "Mommy, why are you being Stupid.. Just put the disc in the drive and follow the prompts". NO, HE DIDN'T CALL ME STUPID!!!! "Boy, who do you think you are talking to", I yell. "I Gotta read the information before I can do anything. And if you call me Stupid again I'mma knock your teeth out". He rolls his eyes and walks out of the room.

I sat at this computer for 20 minutes reading and looking for the disc drive and double checking everything. Man-child walks back in the room and says "Move over Mommy. He put the disc in, clicked a few buttons, we waited 10 minutes and it was installed. He patted me on the top of my head and said "It's ok... I love you too".


  1. Hey sis

    Great blog. I have young boys and a teenage girl. I'm getting it from everywhere :) Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!


  2. Kids! Gotta love 'em. Sometimes we can be so stubborn and make it so complicated when all we have to do is hand it over to our kids. LOL.
    Great blog. Keep 'em coming.

  3. Lawd, help you and me and the rest of the mommies.

    LOL! Next time listen to the boy.

  4. Thanks everyone... And Jennifer, I will listen to him when it comes to technology gadgets... :-)

  5. rotflmao...too funny and cute (except for the stupid part...but he was treating you like one of his friends...I don't think he meant any harm...he just forgot you were mom...but that's why you had to set him straight...LOL).

  6. And the next time he calls u stupid I'm gonna come help u kick him in the shins! I don't care how tall he gets nor how deep his voice (nor how cute he is;-)!

    Hugz ALWAYZ!!

  7. He is funny :) He just wants to help.

  8. I love it! In the words of a long ago film star (I think it was Bette Davis) - hold on, it's gonna be a bumpy ride! But also a challenging, sometimes frustrating and confusing, but a joyous ride. Believe me, that part of the journey will be over before you know it. It just may not seem like it when you're in the thick of the thing. Believe me, I know...

  9. That's how you learn....YES, I am defending it and will not bulge.

    My son told me I was "technically challenged and need to learn how to use my mobile phone right" but when it comes to computers he huffed and puffed so, that I refused his assistance. Then he gets mad if he learns of or hears me asking someone else anything technical....then I get to politely tell him why. Go figure!

    LOL......they are so funny.