It’s a new year!

by DaniGirl on January 1, 2007 · 12 comments

in Ah, me boys, Life, the Universe and Everything

I’m fond of odd-numbered years -they seem to be lucky for me. Beloved and I met in 1995 and married in 1999. We conceived Tristan in 2001 and Simon in 2003. We also bought this house in 2003, and I started my current job that year. In 2005, I earned a promotion. I like odd-numbered years. I have a good feeling about this one.

Without any attempt at a segue whatsover, I’d like to introduce the latest member of our family. On Boxing Day, Beloved got a great deal on a new desktop to replace the old one that died this summer. After reading all your comments about kids and computers, I realized it was high time the boys had access to a computer of their own, so rather than putting this back in the basement, we decided to keep it in a central place. On the weekend, we picked up this little desk/cupboard so we could keep it on the main floor – and hopefully keep the clutter to a minimum.

You were so right, bloggy friends. It’s freaking me out how easily Tristan is taking to the computer, considering how limited his exposure has been. He’s seen a computer practically every day of his life, but far as I know, the only mouse he’s played with significantly has been the one at the bookstore – and it’s a Mac.

I remember how long it took me to coordinate the mouse in my hand and the pointer on screen, way back in 1986 or so. And yet, Tristan does it like he’s moving the pointer with his mind instead of the mouse. What really blew me away was that he figured out within the first three minutes how to grab the top of a window and drag it across the screen. He’s seen me do it a dozen times or more, but there’s nothing intuitive about it – for an old girl like me, anyway.

It’s a whole new year, and a whole new era in our house. There’s a desktop in the very heart of the house, wide open for the kids and us to share.

I can feel it – this year is going to be amazing!!

Happy new year!


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Batman January 1, 2007 at 6:11 pm

Happy New Year!!

2 jo(e) January 1, 2007 at 8:42 pm

Happy New Year!

3 Miche January 1, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Happy New Year!

4 alison January 2, 2007 at 12:29 am

Happy new year! I wish I had space in the livingroom/dining room for a computer desk. I hate going down in the basement. I hope T and S have fun on the computer.

5 BeachMama January 2, 2007 at 12:33 am

Happy New Year! I am sure you will get hours and hours of fun out of the computer.

6 Jennifer January 2, 2007 at 12:35 am

Happy new year!

7 Sue January 2, 2007 at 1:05 am

Happy New Year Dani!!

8 Anonymous January 2, 2007 at 1:55 pm

i’ve been hunting for one of those hide your computer units! where did you find yours?

9 DaniGirl January 2, 2007 at 2:15 pm

The one we got was from Canadian Tire:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442861159&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474396672717&bmUID=1167747202615
They also had them at Ikea and Staples/Business Depot, but the one from CanTire was the best price.

10 nancy January 2, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Great idea….have fun and of course HAPPIEST of New Years!!

11 twinmomplusone January 2, 2007 at 4:47 pm

Oh how much fun you’ll have with that and right in the center of the action, before you know it you’ll move from computer games to getting school projects done with it!
Now I feel bad, I’m not exposing the twins to any puter games, maybe I should make it a point for 2007.
And of course, all the best for you all for the New Year…health and happy times šŸ™‚

12 Renee January 5, 2007 at 7:54 pm

Yay for your new computer station for the kids. I’ll never forget when I first tried to teach Emma to use the mouse and she held the mouse up to the monitor and moved it around. Because I said ‘now move your mouse here’.

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