My mom just discovered the computer

@pagibig (300)
Philippines
February 14, 2007 9:03am CST
I had my first computer when i was 14. It's been 11 years since that time. my mom and i have had differences because of my fascination with computers. she can't seem to understand why i spend a lot of time in front of it. she hated it. it's just now that she discovered the advantages of having a computer with an internet connection. I have a 6 years old brother and he researches his assignments on the internet. i already taught my brother how to use the computer and how to use the internet. i even gave him a laptop, something my mom didn't like. now she gets to appreciate it. I'm glad she understands my computer now. I guess it's the old versus the new. My mom does not understand the new and refuses to understand it. Classic.
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@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I wish my mom would go back and take a computer course. No one wants to hire her to go work in a day care center on account of her age, At least if she is busy with the computer and making some money she will feel useful again.
@pagibig (300)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
maybe you could teacher her how to operate a computer and user the internet. Then she could spend her time in mylot. it'll be fun for her. and she doesn't have to over exert herself.
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I recently spoke with her and she reminded me that my son took her to the club house to try and get her to use the computer. She didn't want to afterwards. She told me she is going down to AARP to see what she can do to get a job working in a day car center cause that is what she truly enjoys doing.
@pagibig (300)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
Oh i see. well at least that's something she'll enjoy. :D You know what will be cool? If she can set up her own 'home day care center'... similar to that movie 'daddy's day care'? then she'll have her own business and she gets to stay at home. then (still wishing she could appreciate computers :D), she could try to look up possible day care center management tips online. hahaha. well i really do hope your mom gets her hands on something. being idle is not good for the mind and the body. good luck with your mom and thank you for posting!
• United Arab Emirates
19 Feb 07
It's nice to note that your mom came to realize that what you are fascinated with is in fact an advantage especially when a computer is of great help for your brother. I guess most people are generally having an attitude like your mom, not only when it comes to the evolution of technology but to general changes as well. People tend to be passive at times, that they don't want to cope with changes easily and would resort to their own old beliefs and usual practice.. like what you mean the Classic type. Anyhow, most of these kind realize later that these changes could be an advantage and would wish they had adapted to it earlier. You're such a nice sister in guiding your brother to use the computer in a useful way.
@pagibig (300)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
yeah. and before she was also like, what's wrong with a typewriter? a computer is much more expensive because you have to pay for the electricity as well. at that time i was 14 years old and haven't fully maximized the use of a computer, and all i can say is, well at least a computer has a backspace and an undo. your work looks so much cleaner.
@stibigirl (291)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I took me a long time to convince my mom that she needed to learn to use a computer, but she did eventually. She now cannot live without it, she has a laptop, a digital camera, and she is running a small ebay store. It is funny the things that a person will see diferently after it comes in and changes their life. The computer for my mom now is an essential thing.
@pagibig (300)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
wow. at least all the work paid off... after you've convinced her, your mom not only appreciated the computer but other gadgets as well. that's cool. it's probably the ebay that got her going. ebay can be addictive sometimes.
@risshi (69)
• India
18 Feb 07
ya u r true old is always a gold so buy new but dont forget old in frnship is also like this old is gold
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Iam the same way my daughter is a computer wiz. In school she know more then the teachers did she even got to teach the class at times. but for me I just started learning about the net about 5 months ago I see what Ive been missing tell your mom that there is alot of interesting thing out there. have fun
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I totally get what you're saying here! My mom lives in Europe, and I live in the US-- and it would be SO much easier for us to email. Even though I keep telling her that we'd be able to have much more regular contact (which I KNOW she'd like) if she had a computer, she feels there's "no need" for all that "newfangled technology." It was a major "news day" in our family when she broke down and got cable TV. I used to think that it was just a result of aging-- but I know people in their 80's and even 90's who are just now learning to use computers.
@Niggywm (309)
• Latvia
18 Feb 07
LOL Same here =) My mom was not happy when i spent time on my computer but then... she learned how to use it, how to play games and use internet. Well, what can I say - every time when she comes to me, she wants use my PC, but I feel very jealous on that as I am full time internet user myself... I share my computer with husband and daughter already and if my mom wants use it too - when I will use it lol ? But it's ok, I love my mom very much,and I can do some home work while she uses PC ;)
@essilem (286)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
This sounds just like my mom when it comes to cellphone texting. Now she has her phone and would text away, but of course she has to get her reading glasses first as she says she can't see the small letters. :)