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Every time I visit my mom in Connecticut, I am always trying to log onto her wifi and I always fail.

Mostly because she never knows her wifi address or the password. And her computer guy is always vacationing somewhere (where I am guessing there is a kick ass wifi signal).

Well, it only took two years but the mystery is solved!

Turns out, my mother doesn’t have wifi in her house.

Gosh, I’d be an excellent detective. I mean, a slow one. But still. Case closed! (Wifi is now finally and thankfully installed.)

Also, my mother is the last remaining person on earth to call information when she needs a number. Yup, there are still 411 operators standing by to give you the number of your favorite hibachi restaurant. But how often can they possibly get a call? They are probably just waiting around in some office saying, “I’m so bored. I hope Kelcey’s mom calls again soon!”

Before I head back to Florida, I’m going to teach my mom how to do an internet search on her phone so she can stop paying for 411 calls. Obviously this is just the first step to her historic rise as a tech genius at Apple.

(By the way, it’s probably best to not make fun of one’s mother who has a Phd, three masters degrees and is currently giving me and my 5 children lodging. So disregard everything I’ve said so far in this post.)

It has been so nice to be back in Connecticut. It’s one of my favorite places in the summer. And it has been amazing to see my mom, my sister and her family and all our old New York friends.

Meanwhile, 2 year old Cash has been mainly trying to disassemble my mother’s kitchen, dive into the Long Island Sound, and lie down at every opportunity he gets. This is at Rye Playland amusement park….


This kid is not afraid of germs. At all.

My 5 year old son has learned the delightful phrase, “SHUT UP!” which he is attempting to use freely to quiet other people down.

And my 5 year old daughter ended up in the ER because of an allergic reaction to my mom’s dogs. She is now doing completely fine.

Of course I had just remarked to my husband, “We’ve been on vacation for a week and have yet to go to urgent care!”

Per a friend’s suggestion, next time I’ll say, “We’ve been on vacation for a week and have yet to win a million dollars!” I’ll let you know if it works.

6 Responses to i’m slowly turning my mom into a tech genius

  • Paul says:

    Three Masters degrees? Ha! What, did she have a hard time making up her mind? “Oh, I don’t know – I’ll just do one of each please.”

  • Let me know your tricks to getting your mom tech savvy so I can use it for my mom. It’s crazy to think how much times have changed… (I forgot about 411! Thanks for the memory. πŸ˜‰ … and then I think, what will our kids be teaching US? Yikes!

    Glad you guys are having a good time! And that Cash feels comfortable with germs. πŸ˜‰


  • Judy P says:

    Oh my 411. I remember that. I recently made a comment about phone books and someone replied that you never see them anymore. I do! About 4 times a year, Yellow Book has people drop them off at every door of our apartment complex. I mean every door, front and back. So every year I see about 100 of them in the dumpster.

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