Multitasking, Teen Style
What I cannot do is three-way call with several friends, each of whom are also three-way calling, so sometimes there are up to 7 or 8 girly-girls on the phone, and IM at the same time. Nope, can't do it. But I live with someone who can.
There are times when I try to follow the conversations she's having with so many different girls all at once, and I marvel at her ability to keep typing instant messages at the same time. It's literally miraculous that she can keep all the separate conversations in her head and know who to respond to at any given moment.
You might think that this is an oddity known only to special kids like the Girl. You would be wrong. It is something that teenagers seem to be born with these days. They all do it. Kids come over to our house, plop themselves down on the computers and start IMing and responding to their MySpace or Facebook comments, all whilst holding a conversation with my kids and talking on the phone to their parents. I've seen it enough times to wonder how they can do it. It appears innate in girls. Boys, not so much.
What I find most amazing is that she can do all this, but it takes her 5 freaking days to get her laundry upstairs from the dryer. With plenty of reminders, mind you.
The Boy just got home from the Greek restaurant where he brought Gyros for dinner and got 2 free baklava for us. I love that kid! Mmmmm, baklava. Stumble It! JBlog Me