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Some of lately

On Saturday, I ate a Dalek.
On Sunday, I got all the Trivia Pursuit questions wrong.
On Monday, I realized how temporary my specialist knowledge of early baby development is.
On Tuesday, I discovered I could watch the news being presented from Singapore on the BBC. (Newsday)
Today, little Grouting taught me a new-to-me trackpad command. (Two-finger clicking for the contextual menu.)

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retsuko
Oct. 24th, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
Can we safely assume this Dalek was in cookie/cupcake form? :)
owlfish
Oct. 24th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
It was a gingerbread Dalek, yes!
gillo
Oct. 24th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Edible Daleks are cool?

The child teaches the mother. Grouting is getting geared up young. And you will becomes a temporary expert many times over.
sioneva
Oct. 24th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC)
This. And, if you're anything like me, will immediately forget much of your previously hard-won expertise within about six months (or less) of your child passing that stage.

Although I can still change a nappy quite expertly, I should think, given the opportunity.
owlfish
Oct. 24th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
The knowledge became acute not because I think I've yet lost what little I have, but being temporarily astonished at what other people think little Grouting might be able to do yet - and then realizing that it was a very long time ago indeed that they had tiny people to look after, so of course they've forgotten (or in some cases, never known) that new newborns don't have the coordination to suck toes. (She just barely does this week!) Or my relative who marvelled at her head-holding ability, and then wondered much more off-handedly if she was sitting up on her own yet, when the first is a very basic prerequisite for the second.
pwilkinson
Oct. 25th, 2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
What, you mean that children are already more expert than us with modern technology at the age of about five months?
owlfish
Oct. 25th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
It helps to not have existing assumptions about how a device is supposed to work.
Bill Olander
Oct. 25th, 2012 05:32 pm (UTC)
I would imagine the hardest part of eating a Dalek is getting it out of the can. Maybe then fried with some tartar sauce.
owlfish
Oct. 25th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
It was pleasantly soft in the middle...
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