Allow me to tell you a story about the day I ate my words (in addition to this chia pudding…).
Last week I was on vacation with my C and my parents in Arizona. My parents were wondering who in the hell I was talking to while taking video of myself on my iPhone. “Why of course, it’s my snapchat friends!” At this point, C is used to the insane amount of selfies (and pictures of Rhett) that I take for snapchat, but my parents were a bit thrown off.
This called for a Snapchat tutorial…
Now for most of my life I have given my Mom a lot of flack for her less than stellar track record with technology. My Dad was always the tech wiz and seeing as I was basically born into a computer, technology has been pretty intuitive for me since 1989. I mean I run a blog for god’s sake…
But Snapchat is another ball-game of technology. Trying to explain why a video or picture that lasts 10 seconds and only lives on for 24 hours is valuable is kind of a tricky conversation to have.
In hindsight, it was a walk in the park compared to when they asked for a step-by-step tutorial of how to use Snapchat.
Well, it turns out I was very very wrong.
Either C is an incredible teacher, or I’ve been underestimating my Mom’s technology skills my entire life.
As I type this I have received THREE snaps from my mother. The selection has included selfies, photos of my Dad passed out, text on photos and even improvised drawing. We’re not quite ready for face swapping but the variety has been quite impressive.
Meanwhile, I’ve received NOT A THING from my Dad. My protege failed me and the underdog won this one.
So Mom, I’m totally eating this chia pudding but also my words, because you’ve blown all of my expectations out of the water. Expect an apologetic Snapchat from me ASAP.