Saturday, October 20, 2007

Easy Enough for a 1st Grader

In case anyone out there is wondering, "Just how easy could it be to use an iPhone?", I have the answer.

This afternoon I took Lyle downstairs to his room for a nap and promptly fell asleep on the floor next to him for one of my refreshing mini-naps. When I came upstairs 30 minutes later, Baxter (whom I'd left playing with the map feature on my iPhone) was deep into a text message conversation with Matt in Seattle.

It had taken Matt 4 messages to figure out that it wasn't me typing. Baxter actually started the conversation on his own with a "Have a great time" message! I think it was the turn when he told Matt that he was reading a book with a "palintologist" in it that Matt finally realized it was his son! Now they're having so much fun that Baxter's taking a photo of me to email to Daddy, at Matt's request.

Baxter has used email before and can type and send messages independently, but to be able to navigate around text messaging so easily? That's one user friendly piece of technology.

5 comments:

Becky said...

Maybe its user friendly technology, but you also have one heck of a smart first grader as well. A chicken or the egg question....

Jordan said...

Well, we can say with certainty that he's smarter than me - since he's actually in SECOND GRADE!!! Duh.

kristen said...

Though I don't own an iPhone, we were out to dinner recently with friends who do. Single most compelling reason to buy one: youtube. I swear, this little iPhone kept a 2 year old and a 6 year old fully entertained through a long and crazy dinner. The kids watched Thomas videos and never uttered a peep, even though their entrees arrived a good hour past bedtime.

Sign me up!!!

Susan said...

So wasn't Matt in the least disturbed that he couldn't tell the difference between his wife of umpteen years and his six year old? Smart kid, that one!!! :-)

Niksmom said...

ROFL! Smart kid. love it!