(After watching an Amazon Echo commercial)
Me: Do you think this whole “talk to your devices” is going to catch on? I just think it feels weird.
Mark: Yeah, I don’t know. I never use it.
Me: I just feel like a doofus talking to my phone like it’s a person. Like, “Google, should I wear a jacket?”
Mark: Does that work? (starts talking to his phone) Ok, Google. Should I wear a jacket?
Google: It is 46 degrees in Nashville and partly cloudy.
Mark: That was kind of cool.
Me: It was… ask it how old Madonna is.
Mark: Who cares?
Me: Just. Ask.
Mark: Look at all of this cool stuff it can do, though. Like set timers.
Me: Oh, and it can turn on the flashlight! Ok, Google turn on the flashlight. Ok, Google turn off the flashlight. THIS. IS. SO. COOL.
Mark: That is pretty cool.
Otis: Ok, Google. Get me a cookie.
Me & Mark:
I know you think you “won parenting” because your kid appreciates Blue Skillet Death Metal or knows the difference between grass clippings and broccoli, but I think we all know who the real winner is here…