Last night when we got home, the sofa where Amber usually sits on when we get home is empty. It was unusually quiet in the house as well. Mama and Kate were having dinner. When I looked for the little girl, andun pala sha sa harap ng computer watching Thomas Train and some Alphabet lessons on YouTube.
When I spoke, she turned her head and said, “Hi, Mommy!”, and quickly returned to what she was watching.
Now I know where she got that ‘CHO-OH-CHO-OH-CHO-CHOO!’ sound she makes whenever she sees trains. She was introduced na pala to Thomas.
After a while, I sat beside her. She closed the YouTube window. Yes, she knows how to close windows by clicking the ‘X’ button. Then she told me she wants ‘SULAT!’, which means she wants to scribble using MS Paint.
To make things a bit harder for her (yeah, I know I’m hard on her sometimes ^_^), I asked her if she can open it herself. Not 5 seconds after, open na yung Paint! Nagulat ako, I didn’t know that she already knows how to find it herself – from clicking the ‘START’ button to finding PAINT on the Program Menu! Nakakaaliw!
Then she started making lines here and there. She knows how to change colors and pick the shapes she wants. She doesn’t seem to struggle on the mouse anymore. She already has a good control of it.
After the page had been covered with shapes and colors, I asked her if we can already go upstairs to rest. She said yes and closed the Paint window. While doing that, she accidentally dragged the calendar on the desktop. Seeing it askew, she dragged it back to its original position, clicked the START button again and clicked SHUTDOWN.
I know these may be nothing compared to some moms whose children have also been exposed to computers at a very young age, but I was really really astounded! I was expecting her to just leave after agreeing to go upstairs with me pero as organized as she is on her things, ganun din sa computer! And I didn’t even know that she already knows how to operate computers! I mean, at 2.5 years old?!?
She even turned off the speakers beside the monitor!
So kaka-loka ang mga kabataan ngayon!