My nine year old daughter loves to send and receive e-mail. It doesn’t even matter if that e-mail comes from someone in her own household. Someone who, instead of typing a few paragraphs, could say the same thing from across the room. I envision her as a teenager, sending text messages to friends seated right next to her.
For the fun of it, she sent my five year old son a message last night, and knowing she would be happy to get a reply, I got on the computer to help him.
I told my son, “We’re going to send your sister an e-mail.”
As he climbed up on a stool I asked, “What do you want it to say?”
And, there should be no doubt that he is his father’s son, because he replied, “Tell her to get a job.”
Though, I don’t think she would earn much of a paycheck, because I can’t even get her to pick up her socks.