Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Well, that pretty much exhausts my knowledge of how computers work

Batman: Do you have a camera where the pictures come right out of the camera?

Me: No, but I can put them on the computer and print them.

Batman: Do they come out of the computer?

Me: No, they come out of the printer.

Batman: But how does the printer know how to do its job?

Me: Well the computer sends instructions to the printer to print the picture. And then the printer uses the ink to make all the different colors it needs to print the picture on the paper.

Batman: But how does the computer know how to do its job?

Me: Well........... the computer has some hardware, some parts inside that are like the computer's brain, but it speaks a different language than we speak. You and I speak English. The computer uses different kinds of languages and there are people who know how to write code and programs in the computer's language that it understands so that when you press keys and click buttons it knows what to do.

Batman: Do you know how to speak it?

Me: It's not really a spoken language, but no, I don't know how. I have some friends who do.

Batman: Well, that's okay. Maybe you can ask your friends to teach it to you.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Eloquent T-Rex

Batman and I played dinosaurs in his room today. He was Godzilla the T-Rex, and I was  Dilophosorous...

Dilophosaurus: Remember when you used to teach the baby pteranodons how to fly?

Godzilla: Yes, I remember.

Dilophosaurus: Wasn't that fun?

Godzilla: Yes, I liked the whoosh of air on my skin as they took off from my nose.

Monday, November 18, 2013

6 Words My 1-year-old Shouldn't Know

Everything is different the second time around, and it's certainly true with the words Baby Bat is learning. No, I'm not talking about 4-letter words. But these are definitely words that were not in Batman's vocabulary at this age.

1. Coffee

Baby Bat has been pointing to my mug for awhile and saying "coffee?" which has been kind of funny and cute. This morning, however, he formed his first ever 3-word "sentence" using this new word. I was making a pot of coffee in the kitchen, and he toddled up to me and said, "Drew have coffee?" Now there's one for the baby book.

Monday, October 28, 2013

An Imagination Disaster

Batman: Do you know why I don't flush the toilet?

Me: Why?

Batman: It's because I do my imagination, and I think there's a monster behind the curtain, and if I make any sounds or move at all, I think it's going to come out and eat me and swallow me whole.

Me: I see.

Batman: And I'm afraid a monster made out of pee and poo is going to come out of the toilet and go all around the house making a terrible smell and chasing everyone. Isn't that a terrible monster?..... Why are you laughing? It's not funny! It's an imagination disaster.
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