Caitlin’s currently playing (watching?) Final Fantasy XII
Some quotes from her:
(after 10 minutes): So when do I get to play?
(after 15 minutes): So many cut scenes!
(after 17 minutes): I would have thought at least that fight wouldn’t be a cut scene
(after 20 minutes): oh, so I […]
Me: “…well, there are some strange people in the world”
Caitlin: “Yes, and they only come from Tuggeranong!”
It took me a few minutes of wondering what the origin of this (possibly quite valid) prejudice against southern Canberrans was before she explained herself. I won’t repeat the explanation, because it turned out that she […]
Caitlin had an impromptu networking lesson today. She now knows the differences between a hub, a switch and a router, and can describe how both ARP and IP routing work (even if she doesn’t necessarily know what they’re called).
She then spent the afternoon gleefully pinging and tracerting […]
“Dad, could you put these down for me, as I fear I may drop them?”
…I wonder if there’s such a thing as too much reading?
heh, ok, ok, of course there’s not! Besides, someone’s got to show the world that at least one New Zealander isn’t spawning a generation of txt-speak illiterates ;)
We were in the supermarket this afternoon, and Caitlin came bounding up to me holding a small pink magazine in her hands. She hadn’t even managed to start asking for it before she got the automatic “No” answer.
Then I stopped and actually looked at it. And rather than being some horrible thing designed to […]
This afternoon, I started the process of Turning Caitlin. I’m not sure if it’s to the Dark Side or away from it though – probably depends on your point of view. However, either way I think I might have managed to make her see that there’s more to music than Country.
For the last couple […]
I am still recovering from what has been possibly the most terrifying experience of my life – Caitlin’s 7th birthday party.
7 year old girls are _scary_.
It was just the usual sort of kids party – too much sugar, and lots of pass-the-parcel and Musical Chairs and so on, but there was also – […]
I had Caitlin last night, as Emma went to Sydney yesterday and today.
I picked her up from her (Great) Grandma’s house at 3ish where for the first time in history she was already ready to go.
I took her to see The Incredibles as I mentioned in the post dedicated to that, […]
I had the experience this evening of talking Caitlin through a problem she’d had with her computer over the phone…
She was messing around in MS Paint and wanted to change the page layout to landscape – she’d done that before on other computers and it had worked fine. But on hers, it didn’t […]