Kids are so gadget savvy now a days! That's exactly the reason why my mobile and desktop are password protected.
My little one is all of 4, but the mobile sits snugly in his tiny palms like it was tailor made just for it! He knows exactly what icons he must touch to go to the sub menu and then to "Talking tom" or "angry birds"! I watch in awe as he switches on the computer, and then the CPU, and then his little fingers click away on the keyboard and he finds his way through the "D drive" on "My computers", sifting through the folders, locating the folder marked "games", and then finding his favorite car race game-NFS ! It will be imperative to tell you here that he has just started learning his alphabets and cannot even distinguish between b and d, p and q and looks at me for help each time! So it beats me how he navigates through the entire path to reach his destination without being able to read a word!
Hoping he doesn't delete some data by mistake, I typed in a password on my desktop . The little one sat next to me and I was sure he was not that smart to guess the password, leave alone read what I had typed. For a few days all was well and I smiled at having tricked the little monster. Did I mention "few days"? Yeah, because that's how long the trick lasted! Just by observing my fingers as they moved over the keyboard,he managed to crack the password! And very consistently he did it every time I put a new password! Well I'm just glad he doesn't know how to change the password yet!
He must have taken the password thing too seriously and how seriously he showed me at dinner. As I picked up a morsel from his plate and tried to feed him, he put his tiny palm over his mouth.
"What's the password?" He asked.
"What?" I looked at him blankly.
"Password mamma? Put the password or this gate will not open."
Dear god! Really? Ok, I scratched my head thinking what does he know? Perhaps the alphabets? "Let me guess....ooook," I said as if I was trying too hard,"abcde? Right? Now open your mouth"
"Wrong password, try again" he said without blinking any eyelid!
What? Did he just say wrong password? How in the world was I supposed to know what he had in that little mind?
He wasn't about to let me give up, so I tried a few more times. "All wrong" he said!
"I give up, you tell me" I coaxed him.
He gave me some crazy random letters and once I did an imaginary punching of keys he let me feed him. Ah! So much drama! The "game" went on till the last morsel was fed and to say I was fed up too wouldn't be an exaggeration!
So much for passwords and so much for privacy!