August 22nd, 2016
When Olivia was eight, she taught me how to put together a PowerPoint presentation. She proudly showed us her class project, and I was very impressed by the fancy wipes, transitions, fly ins, and what not. She even used a built-in laser pointer function to point to the text or images as she spoke to it.
Holy cow. I asked her to teach me how to do that. Schooled by a third grader.
I can edit video on Avid, I can work fairly well on Word and Excel, but for some reason, I've never had to put together a PowerPoint. When I was a PR director, I, um, had people for that.
I don't know when I'll ever need to do that again but I like to always build my skill set. So one Sunday afternoon, she sat down with me and worked with me on a sample demonstration that I put together myself. Yay, Mommy!
"Or I can just do it for you if you need. You can hire me," she offered. "I'll only charge you $5."
Five bucks. What a bargain! Done!
Realizing I've come to the age where the young mind is more in tune with technology than I am, I asked her to fix some other tech issues for me. I need help with my iTunes and I seem to have maxed out the storage on my personal iPhone.
"Yep, I'll look at that for you," she stated with all the confidence of a tech professional. And I truly believe she will fix it.
So she's now our household Director of IT. I actually like it.