My Little Girl To The Rescue

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I found a great recipe online yesterday and decided to print it out. I got an error message from my printer prompting me to load the paper tray so I checked the printer but couldn't find where the paper tray was. We got this new printer for Christmas and I probably used it a few times only. Without even trying harder to locate the paper tray by myself, I instinctively called my daughter to come and help me. She came running to me and our conversation went something like this:

Daughter: Mom?

Me: The printer is not working. I need to load more paper. Do you know where is the paper tray?

Daughter: It's right here (pointing to the bottom front of the printer)

Me: That's not a tray.

Daughter: You put paper in there (pointing to the same spot)

Me: That's just the bottom of the printer (examining where daughter was pointing)

Daughter: (kneeled down and tried pulling the bottom tray open) It is this one.

Me: (turned the printer around) I think it's back here...

Daughter: No mom, it's this one (pointing again to the same spot at the printer)

Me: No it's not, you can't open that. It's not a tray.

Daughter: Here. (she pulled the tray open)

Me: How did you...

Daughter: I saw dad do it.


Okay, might I add that my daughter is only 4-year old. I don't know how she does it but she learns very quickly just by observing people. If her sister is playing an online game, she would just stand behind and watch. Later on, she'll ask me how to spell the website and then she'll attempt to play on her own. My husband sometimes plays online pool and my little one knows how to play it now. When she was 3 year-old, I brought her to my workplace. I seated her at my desk and logged onto Disney.com and my coworkers just marveled at her playing on the computer. One of my coworkers overheard me telling my daughter not to print anything out, walked to me, and asked if she heard me correctly telling my daughter to not print. When I replied yes, she gave out a laugh and said she didn't even know what key to press to print. Well, I reassured my coworker that I too join her in the "DUMB AND CLUELESS" department because sometimes feel stupid asking a toddler to teach me how to play some of her games.

20 comments:

Ebie said...

Young kids are fast learner, they are inquisitive at times, that's how they learn fast!

What a smart kid!

Mei Teng said...

Children are indeed fast learners. I am thinking of getting a printer for my photos. Cheaper to do my own printing. I am thinking of getting an Epson model.

Gratitude said...

LOL so cute!
You must a very proud mom then! ^_^
+Ant+

LDH said...

All the high tech stuff in the world is easily understandable to the children of today. It is the world they were born into. I imagine she will be giving you lots of help as she grows :)

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment! So nice to meet you!

Kindly, ldh

Alicia said...

Kids crack me up these days! They just "get" it! Your daughter is a bright one!!

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, kids are so quick with this sort of thing! LOL!

Buckeroomama said...

Looks like we have the same printer! :)

Yeah, kids these days are so tech-savvy, aren't they? Even Z, who's not even 3 yet, knows how to navigate between pages and click on games that she wants to play on the Playhouse Disney website! If I want them to do something, I use computer time as a bargaining chip!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

If i were you, i will be confused too of where to load the paper. Heheh

Wendy said...

this is so cute. I have almsot the same printer so I kind of knew where your story was going because I had the same experience with my own kid!

The second child is really interesting. I'm a little ashamed to admit that I've taught my little one practically NOTHING. Almost everything she's learned, she has learned by observation, and like your little girl, she's just brilliant! Crazy.

KidsDreamWork said...

Brilliant girl and proud mommy! Cute! :)

Mr. Stupid said...

Kids sure are fast at learning. I would have never figured it out. For a Paper tray, it is placed at an awkward place... :)

Superman said...

You have a young bright kid! Nowadays kids are really fast learner. They see it once, they will able to do it next time already.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful story about your little one. Its amazing what they can learn (and how quickly!) and are able to do so much on the computer.

Iva said...

LOL LOL LOL!!! kids are so cute...and they really do learn so quickly these days, my little 3 year old can navigate my iphone better then I can ;) hope you are having a nice weekend!!

slavemom said...

Children r vy observant. They always surprise us with the things they know. And I must say, she's very patient with u. hahaha

MaryMoh said...

What a brilliant child! Yu must be a very proud mommy! When it comes to computer I think my girls always make me look stupid...haha. well, better look stupid than miss the fun :P

TK said...

Children absorbed things very fast. They are like sponge. Very smart of your girl and you are one lucky mother:)

Menopausal New Mom said...

This is so funny and yes, so true about kids. My 3 year old can sit herself down at the computer, look at the screen saver, select internet, type in "Peep", select Peep and the Big Wide World from the drop down menu, click on it, open up all the peeps and select the videos and play them all by herself. Freaks me out, I'm like you. Where is the print button and where does the paper go? Lol!

Hazel said...

o...so clever..like the mummy also smart

Adrine said...

thx for dropping by my blog :)
When I read the conversation in your blog post, I was surprised to know your daughter is only 4. Gosh, what a smart and observant girl !