World at Her Fingertips

There we sat, four generations of family females, singing “High on a hill stood a lonely goat herd”, “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens”, and all the other marvelous lyrics from that musical.  The living room was alive with the sound of music.

I was explaining to my great-niece that the children’s mother had died, and that’s why the captain was wanting to marry the baroness or Maria.  She wanted to know the name of the mother.  I told her I didn’t know, and it’s never mentioned in the movie.  But she insisted on knowing.  I told her we’d look it up when I got home to my computer.  Still she insisted.  “You have your phone.  Look it up.”

And so I did.  Her name was Agathe.  We were able to proceed peacefully.

What astounds me is that the little inquisitor is four years old.  She realizes that anything she’d like to know can be found out by typing a few words onto that tiny little screen.

That has me singing a different tune.

I hear babies cry.  I watch them grow.  They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know.  And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.


5 Responses to “World at Her Fingertips”

  1. Robin Green says:

    It is a wonderful world, indeed! And reading your words helps to make it so.

  2. Sandy says:

    Ahhh… thank you, Robin!

  3. Kim says:

    A couple of months ago Cora was playing around with my i-pad, taking pictures. She told me to smile and hold up a certain toy, and then she said, “Great! I’ll e-mail this to you.” I smiled at that being so cute, that she knew what to say, etc. The next morning when I got to work and opened my e-mails, there was the photo from Cora!

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  5. Sandy says:

    By the way… Cora is the little four year old in this story! And today she turned five. =)

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