Yep, my 8 year old now has her own e-mail account. That computer is so chock full of parental controls, but still — I’m nervous about her foray into the online world. The first message I received from her – since I’m the only person to whom she knows how to send an e-mail message.
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:55 PM
Subject: dounut time!
dear mom your a dounut head becasue you smel like one. bye![p.s]’your a french fri to!"
P.S. I don’t let her eat all of that stuff either – this is her way of letting me know that she doesn’t approve…hmmm? I can see some major rants coming via e-mail in the teen years. Probably in all caps and bright red.
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 5:58 PM
dear mom,can I have a dounut?please!and french fries?bye!
It’s time for a reply…and to turn on spell check for her. And to show her how color and CAPS can convey meaning.
Next lesson? Acronyms.