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Googling

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Hello Kitty

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Given that we’re a blogging family, (yes, Spectrummy Daddy blogs too, and you can read his side of the story >here<) and I’ve written not one, but two posts about Google, it is only natural that sooner or later our kids would get in on the act.  Pudding has learned to google.

We’re in the throes of some pretty cool development here in Spectrummy house.  Our girl is doing very well at the moment, in lots of different ways.  I’ll get around to telling you about it.

First things first: googling.  I have to say, by the way, I kind of love how I get autocorrected all the time for my British spellings, but the dictionary has no qualms with “googling.”  Not bad, Google.  I mean, you don’t go around altavistaing, do you?

You know what is hard to google?  Google.  It just brings you back around in circles.  Kind of reminds me of conversations with Pudding.  Or my own thought processes.  Where was I?

Oh yes, google.

I was trying to type a post for you the other day, when Pudding came up to the computer and told me, “You want Hello Kitty.”  Sometimes it is hard to know if she is inverting her pronouns, or trying some kind of hypnotism on me.  I believe either to be equally possible.

So I told her that if she wanted Hello Kitty, she’d have to do it herself.  She knows how to write the words, but writing is a struggle with her fine motor delays.  I thought I’d introduce her to typing as an alternative way of writing words.

So she typed “hello” and I showed her that she must press the space bar between words, and then she typed “kitty” and I showed her the return key.  And as soon as I let her hit that key, I realized my mistake.  Because now she can do it without help.  Which means that we’ll have to password protect the computer or reinvent the internet without stuff unsuitable for five year-olds.  Yep.

Now, because Pudding was already handy with a mouse, she figured out google images, and her newest favourite thing to do is to click through these images describing them as, “Pudding’s Hello Kitty T-Shirt”, or “Pudding’s Hello Kitty toaster.”  It would be nice if there wasn’t also Hello Kitty tattoos, cars, and houses.  Yes, houses.  I guess Pudding’s decided on our next move, and I’m going to assume it is on a whole new continent.  I shouldn’t even worry about her struggling with chopsticks, because there are Hello Kitty training ones.

On the bright side, I haven’t yet encountered anything too inappropriate attached to the Sanrio brand.  In fact, I even saw Pudding googling other things today, like her school.  This is a whole new world that is opening up to her.  I just wish we were ready for the one that we’re already living in.  Still, if it all gets too much, and I don’t know what to do…I can always google for help.  It has worked out for us so far!

 

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August 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

G is for Google +

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Okay, I have to admit that I’m somewhat cheating on my G post.  Firstly, the only G I could come up with relevant to autism was Gross motor, and other than to say that Pudding hasn’t made much progress with her gross motor skills in some time, I don’t have much to say about that.  Instead, I thought I’d take another look at the way Google ensnares unsuspecting visitors in my part of the web.  If you’ve ever typed in an innocent web search and ended up here, this is why…

caregiving and lifting someone and hurt back Ouch, me too, though is is back to normal apart from a few random clicks and cracks.  Take care of your backbone, people!
kid drinks coffee and acts autistic Well, where to start on this one?  I’d be offended, but I’m too busy giving my children triple espressos.  Oh wait, were you a witness on this day?  Yeah, you might have a point in my case.
i’m living in a constant deja vu Me too.  Wait, didn’t I wrote this before?  Déjà vu of déjà vu- I must be having flashbacks.
how to go to the bathroom in africa Okay, you are my favourite so far!  I don’t venture to speak for the rest of the continent that is currently my home, but I will tell you how I go to the bathroom in Africa: WITHOUT PRIVACY!  In fact, if you happened to be in one of the bathrooms at the mall yesterday, Pudding kindly demonstrated how I go to the bathroom by opening the door too early.  Wait- did you know they have malls here as well as bathrooms?  Did that blow your mind?


surrealist pudding Well done Google, you brought this dude to the right place.  If they weren’t looking for us though, I’m curious…
bichon+frise+bit+me Yes, me too earlier this year.  Cubby swore it was a sheep though.
feeling stressed and anxious being mummy Oh yes, you’ll find that here.  In good news though, you’re just guilt away from being a good enough mother.
what kind of goat cheese would i find at grocery store Oh, so many foodies were inadvertently lured here with the promise of goat’s cheese.
kombi death trap Right?! Actually, I’m finding it a little meta that my G post is referring to me C post.  I feel like Keanu in The Matrix, only I know they didn’t have kombis in the matrix.

paper cut healed but still stings Oh, they do, don’t they?  Now you see why I can’t write about gross motor skills.  Cubby surpassed his big sister several months ago.  It stings, like paper cuts always do.
what is an anticipated problem for a pumpkin patch field trip What kind of super-prepared Scout Leader are you that you’re preparing for problems in the future?  I’m in awe!  Oh wait, I prepared that time we went to the eye doctor.  Still, googling potential pitfalls?  You take it to a whole new level.  I’m impressed!


mummy being prepared Don’t look at me, try to find the person above.


american girl Oh yes, you’ll find one right here.  But you know that she is half-English, was born in Luxembourg and lives in South Africa, don’t you?  Oh, and if you find that complicated, you might not want to read on.

santa mummy Uh-uh, *shakes head*, no way- if Spectrummy Daddy can’t pull it off, I’m not even going to try!
personal space invaders children’s song Is there a song?  That would be awesome?  If not, these Space Invaders might come up with one.


>Here< is the original post I wrote about being googled.  This post is part of my A-Z series, and you can find the rest of those >here<.  Now I have to think about H….H is for help!

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November 14, 2011 at 7:20 am

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Googled

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I’m frequently amused (and often horrified) by the internet searches that bring people here.  Today I thought I’d share some of them with you.

Apparently Google has become self-aware, and gets a kick out of sending people to the wrong place, like with these:

cleaning the house blog tips carpets  – You want tips?  Don’t have carpets.  Or kids.  We have both, and we’re screwed.  Sorry.

social mummy – I’m a blogger with spectrummy kids, exactly how social do you think I am?

valentine’s day – No.

social story – parents going on holiday – You mean without the kids?  This can happen?  Tell me how, then I’ll write a social story for it.  Gladly!

mummy’s curse bouncy castle – Sounds interesting.

on a dark halloween day mummy came in our huse – Okay, so there are lots of searchers for “mummy” around Halloween who were disappointed, but I’m still curious about what this person wanted.

my teenager is saying i want pudding – Can’t have her.

mummy is talking to mummy’s mummy in the motherland – There are few things I’d like to do more than talk to my mummy in the motherland.  Way to make me homesick, googler.

Then there are times when the bog searches are weirdly accurate:

asperger bashful – I don’t know if you’re saying that Aspies can be bashful, or that Bashful has Asperger’s, or what…but you’re in the right place, my friend.

rituals my cup of tea    how important is a cup of tea in the morning?   cup of tea and a biscuit – I am queen of the tea bloggers!  Is Tea Blogging a thing?  By the way, I’m taking “Tea Party” back.

beady eye blog – You have them too?

life in the foreign service special needs children – Yes.

mama bears shoes – Yes, but were they comfy?

paper cuts and autism – If you mean figuratively

blue fountain white house – Ooh yes, right place.  Still don’t know why though.

autism rapunzel – Vindicated!  I’m not the only one who sees it.  Disney, the world is ready for a spectrummy main character.  Or at least myself and another random internet user.

http://www.cubbywords.com – This should totally be a site!

mummy culture shock – Yep, I’m the bewildered woman you’re looking for.

aspergers trickery Yes, right?  Not just mine, then.

christmas syndrome homesickness – I just self-diagnosed.  Now if only I could fly back to Blighty every year to treat it.

pudding autism bolivia – Right here is why I’m glad we don’t use our real names.  Perhaps there is some other reason for this uncanny search, but it makes me want to take out a restraining order.

paersonal space invaders – Right here.

santadaddy – Look no further.

starbucks coffee karma – You suffer from it too?  You must know my husband.

mummys pudding – Yes, she is.

love distance blog  – I think I prefer this to Allergies, Asperger’s and Adventures Abroad.  My new tagline in an economic three words!

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May 13, 2011 at 9:55 am