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I Am Surprised My Son Knows What Pencils And Paper Are

by Alex Iwashyna

in My Son, School and Kids

My son hands me his most recent artwork.

He’s babbling on about how it allows him to do anything like games and phone calls and racing. And I ask all the wrong questions because I have no idea what he’s drawn.

Until I hear E explain it to Scott: Here’s the letters where I send messages to people.

Scott: Texting?

Yup. My preschooler drew an iPhone.

Preschool iPhone

I definitely see Angry Birds and the phone icon now.

Also, E’s totally right. His iPhone will let him to do anything. Like write this blog post. Except I’m too dinosaur to figure it out and make this blog post extra meta. T-Alex. RAWR. I’m obsolete because my son draws iPhones for fun and will probably invent iBrains, and I will keep making T-Rex jokes on this old-fashion blog thing. {sigh rawr}

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TheKitchenWitch April 18, 2012 1

I think I see a penis. :)


Late Enough April 18, 2012 2

HAHAHA. Best first comment in the history of the internet.

(Ps. for anyone new here, it’s in reference to this post: or The Kitchen Witch is just a nutter)


Sarah April 18, 2012 3

She’s no nutter– that’s the first thing I thought I saw as well… Upper right?


TheKitchenWitch April 18, 2012 4

Totes! You got it!


Late Enough April 18, 2012 5

That’s the phone icon. Who do y’all call on your phones?


Sarah April 18, 2012 6



Kimberly April 18, 2012 7

Bing Bong: Hi 1980 calling. I’d like my barbaric way of connecting with people back.


Late Enough April 18, 2012 8

Remember busy signals and being tethered to a wall by the phone? Remember being out all day so no one could reach you but you didn’t know that because there were no answering machines. Also, my doorbell only rings once a week. Maybe less. Our kids are going to be so weird.


Katie April 18, 2012 9

Last night I was reading a REAL book to Eddie instead of one on my Nook and he tried to swipe to turn the page.

What are we creating?


Late Enough April 18, 2012 10

Hilarious. And terrifying.


Adrienne April 18, 2012 11

Last time I read to Carter from a paper book he said, “Don’t you have something on your Kindle? This kind of book is just so old-fashioned!” Um, what?


Skye April 18, 2012 12

Awesome drawing! I don’t have kids yet. It frightens me to think of what will be obsolete by the time I do. *shudder*


The Mommy Psychologist April 18, 2012 13

Looks like a great phone to me. Well done, kiddo.


Chris April 18, 2012 14

I’m still sans iPhone, too. I know those things are powerful, do you think E could make your breakfast with it? If so I’m going to get one and start giving lessons tomorrow!


Jessica April 18, 2012 15

Crazy that one day the things we do will be old isn’t it? Ashlyn once drew me as a stick figure with massive boobs. If I had only been in social media in those days maybe they would have been covered up by my MacBook.


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