Evil Joy here with a post on Evil Technological Advances, questions from Spawn, and the realization just how old I actually am. (not very…bawahahahahaha!)
So…after driving to Iowa and back in a short span of time and my iPhone being dead (you know you have to pack a charger if in fact you want a charger in Iowa), Eldest Female Spawn and I listened to the radio A LOT. Evil A lot. I love country music, actually…I love most all music – U2, Rush, Dixie Chicks, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum….I don’t know..pretty much everything.
However, the radio stations between here and there …and there and here really like the .. oh … about… the same EVIL 5 SONGS. Over and over and over and over and over.
When the song “Payphone” by Maroon 5 came on, yet AGAIN my sweet, innocent, Eldest Female Spawn says,”What’s a pay phone and why does it cost lots of change?”
Now, a week or so ago, my friend’s daughter asked her the same question and I laughed.
Now…I realize….entire generations of Spawn will grow up unaware of life without cell phones, DVD and Blu-Rays, Netflix, and the internet. There’s something to be said for advancement. There’s also something to be said for simpler times. Hence, my one (Evil) day a week of no screen time in my lair. Evil is in “( )” because my Spawn think it’s Evil – I think it’s awesome. They have to use their brains and speaking skills. The Evil Speaking Skills….sometimes the Evil Speaking Skills truly utilize the Evil Part with snarky words. Other times, the Evil Speaking Skills are wonderful and I hear plays being dreamed up and acted out.
So…my Spawn is now aware what pay phones are, why they use change, how they work, and every time we see one – she yells out – “There’s one!”
Evil Advances – Keep on Advancing. Keep on finding new solutions.
Evil Joy – Keep on making life more simple. Choose which Evil Advances to embrace and which ones to ban….or at least resist.
Evil Joy out – to unplug my children for the day and make them help me clean the house.