Who knew technology is booming in Sesame Street?
I work for a techie company and even if it isn’t exactly my thing, I must say I’m pretty on top of when new things are out or are on the horizon. I like having the latest cell phones and I like being able to use everything even if I don’t own them. But something funny happened the other day. It was a Saturday morning I just couldn’t get myself going. So after getting my little one up and changed, I plopped her in her activity center with her snack and turned on Sesame Street. I try not to expose her to too much television, but I just needed a few minutes to wash my face and get my caffeine. A caffeinated mom is much better than one trudging through the morning, trust me. And its Sesame Street for God’s sake. So I pull myself together and go and sit next to her and look up to see Oscar the Grouch digging for something. A moment later he pops up with his Blackberry. Yes, his blackberry. Is this what the world has come to? As much as I love technology, I just cannot make myself like this. I am not buying my child a blackberry. And she’s not playing on a computer all day. I just read that 31% of kids under the age of 3 are using computers. I want to play barbies, leggos and catch. I guess I need to train myself too. I don’t leave the room without my phone these days. What if I miss an important Jersey Shore cast update? I’m horrible. I guess its time to practice what I preach. But its going to be a long road.
Shame on you Oscar the Grouch!