Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Marketing Strategy!

This past weekend Clara played in a soccer tournament. Sony was there with an opportunity to "try out" one of the really nice cameras for free. And, they gave you all the pictures you took on a CD.

Over 300 pics later, David is in love with this camera. Here's one of the pictures. You can see the water drops behind Clara. More pics to come later. By the way it was REALLY, REALLY hot!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Generation Gap

For Mother's Day my husband bought me a French Press. I have been thoroughly enjoying it. Yesterday he gave me a tea kettle in order to make it easier to boil the water. When my youngest daughter saw it, she said "Cool, an old-timey way to boil water". (For her boiling water is done in the microwave!!).

My oldest daughter recently went to work with her daddy for the day. While in the office sitting around talking, the topic of encyclopedias came up and my daughter mentioned using an encyclopedia. One of the women was excited to hear that encyclopedias are still being used by this generation and was asking Hannah about her use of encylopedias.

What Hannah said next became a quote for the quote board....."Well, actually I can't use my encylopedia right now because the CD is not working." Hysterical!! That really strikes me as funny.

My generation remembers actually having to go to the library, pull an encyclopedia off the shelf and look up the information. Today, my children type in a word, click a button and the information is instantly available. It's a different world.

I think I'll take my children to the library today and let them touch an encylopedia. And, I have to admit I remember my World Book Encyclopedia set fondly. It was so exciting to sit and read it and look at the pictures. Ahh, the good old days.