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The technological genius of children

Do the words digital switchover make your heart sink?

Here’s a conversation I had with my husband the other day:

Me:  This digital switchover thing.  Isn’t it happening soon?

Him:  Is it?

Me:  I think so.  It’s already happened in some places.

Him:  Has it?

Me:  Will you know what to do on the day?  With the TV?

Him:  Of course.

Me:  Will we still need our aerial?

Him:  Yes.  No.  Maybe.

Me:  Have you kept those instructions they sent through the post?

Him:  No.  Won’t need them.

Me:  Have we got Freeview?

Him:  Possibly.  Look, why do you always get so stressed out?  Leave it to me.  It’ll be a piece of cake.

Here’s what will happen when the big day arrives:

My husband will spend three hours:

  • Pressing buttons randomly on the TV.
  • Disconnecting and reconnecting wires.
  • Throwing the remote control across the room.
  • Swearing loudly.
  • Getting absolutely nowhere.

Meanwhile, I will remind him several times that I knew this would happen.

Our 13 year old son will then stroll into the room and say, ‘Do you want me to do that for you?’  In less than two minutes flat, he’ll have it sorted.

Thank God for children and their innate grasp of technology.  Where the heck would we be without them?

Henley Mum goes smugly on holiday

I’m about to disappear for two and a half weeks.

I won’t update this blog while I’m away because I’m one of those old-fashioned people who can bear – and actually want – to be parted from technology.

Why am I going “smugly”?  Because my children are older at last.  Holidays are no longer the hell they once were.

If you want to know more, I’ll explain when I get back…

Coming soon… Why small children hate holidays