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10 year old with Grandpa Oso's Blackberry

She turned 10 three days ago.  This morning my grand daughter and I drove to the Pusch Ridge Stables in Catalina State Park for her first ride.

The drive took 45 minutes, and on the way, she asked to see my Blackberry.  The next ten minutes were a monologue to no one in particular, emanating from the little one in the back seat.

"Cool!  You have a web browser!"  "I wonder if I can get to my email on Verizon.net?"  "Whoa!  That's fast."  "Let's see what other applications you have on this thing..."  "A bunch."  "Grandpa, did you know you can watch TV on this?"  (I didn't.)  "My daddy just got one of these, and I'll bet he doesn't know it can do this..."  "You have your own schedule on this!  Let's see if I can put everything we're going to do today into your schedule."  "May I?"  Sure.

Ten minutes later, she had scheduled the horse ride at 7:00 a.m., breakfast with friends and Grandma at 9:00, the International Wildlife Museum for 11:00, going to the pool at 3:00 and a night visit to the Desert Museum for 6:00 p.m.

I would have been president of the universe at age 60 if I had half the brain she has when I was her age.  LOL

Keep up, Grandpa!


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Comment balloon 28 commentsMike Jones • June 20 2009 11:37PM


Youngsters catch on really fast don't they?  Or at least that's what I've heard.  I'll have to wait a bit for my own granddaughter to show her stuff since she's only a month old.

Posted by Richard Dolbeare, R(B), R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago

Now thats a fun story, and fabulous photo!......yep our kids/grandkids are travelling in a whole different realm then we were :-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 11 years ago

Oh they learn so quick. Our toddler has taken over my iphone and uses it like a pro LOL. ~Rita

Posted by Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate (Kenna Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Your darling granddaughter will soon be writing code.  They grow too fast.

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Mike: She sounds like a smart kid - and the picture looks like a slice of heaven.


Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) over 11 years ago

What a beautiful ride in the desert with your smart as a whip grandaughter...

These kids just figure these things out - every time I get a new phone, I have to read the directions...

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 11 years ago

Mike, it is amazing how fast they pick stuff up!  I hope that you have a great time with her!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 11 years ago

I she available to do consulting in Michigan. I need help.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

Mike - Children are our future and the future looks bright. Very bright. In the meantime, you might want to put her on your payroll. ;-)

Posted by Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources. (Top Agent Plus) over 11 years ago

I learned most everything I know from my sons.  I imagine that in a few years my little grandson will also be teaching this old dog some new tricks :-)

She's precious Mike.  I'm sure you both had a wonderful time!

Posted by Kris Wales, Real Estate Blog & Homes for Sale search site, Macomb County MI (Keller Williams Realty - Lakeside Market Center) over 11 years ago

I completely understand.  When I purchased my first PC, it was a grandchild who showed me how to turn it on.  Geez.


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 11 years ago

I am thinking that the term teckie applies to all of those that are getting out of kindergarden and moving into the first grade.  It is amazing what YOUNG kids know today about the gadgets we use.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 11 years ago


Ain't it the truth!


The thought makes me smile.


Thanks!  We certainly did.


My thought exactly!


Now there's a thought!  I'll have her people call your people.


We sure did.  She's here for a week, and we're enjoying ourselves.


It was a beautiful ride.  I'm with you on the directions thing.


I'll bet you'll be scheduling a vacation out in Tucson in the future!


Too fast.  That's what Grandma says.  :)


Too funny!


Yes they are!  Thanks for stopping by.


Congratulations on the appearance of your new little grand-daughter, and thanks for being the first to comment.

Mike in Tucson


Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

Verrryyy cute Mike. Love the horseback riding picture.

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 11 years ago

I loved seeing Hanna in the backseat of your car going to the Stables.  How cool is that - what a fun day with Grandpa.  Did you guys finish that last 1 mile? 


Posted by Kathie Morgan over 11 years ago

Mike, you're so funny. Kids are amazing when it comes to gadgets and technology. Happy Father's Day to you!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 11 years ago

They live in a different world then the one we grew up in.  I believe that more information is usually better, even though a lot of the news media spins the news into fiction.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) over 11 years ago

Mike, that's a sweet post. I'm bringing my two granddaughters, 6 and 8 to the island in July for three weeks. Can't wait. My 8 yr. old invited me to a video chat back when she was three. And my almost 2 yr. old granddaughter, well i think she' ready for her first iPhone.

Posted by Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) over 11 years ago

Kids today, are so so smart and amazing. Sounds like you had a great day with your granddaghter.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 11 years ago

Beautiful views. Looks like a great ride. Congrats on the day with your granddaughter!

Posted by Ann Heitland, Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales (Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties) over 11 years ago

Ok, now is your big chance - anything you want to learn on that phone - just get the kid to teach you! Sounds like you are both having a wonderful time. :)

Posted by Eileen Begley, Monterey Real Estate (Coldwell Banker, DelMonte) over 11 years ago

What a contrast between the technology of the Blackberry and the beauty of the Tucson desert. Sounds like your granddaughter could get an early start on her college fund by freelancing as your tech advisor!

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 11 years ago

Aren't they refreshing and scary all at the same time?  LOL  But it's wonderful that at her age she has such a grasp on the technologies that will keep evolving over he lifetime.  I'm betting this young lady is destined for great things.  :)

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago

Mike- It is amazing what kids know how to do with computers these days.  Makes me look forward to the days when my daughter is old enough to show me how to do things on my phone and computer.

Posted by Kim Peasley-Parker (AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.) over 11 years ago

God Bless the little ones!  It's amazing how fast kids and technology just gel...my 4 year is the same way.  She said to me, "that it's okay to mess-up your phone mommy, that is the olny way your going to learn."  Cute!

Great photo's!

Cheron Lange

Posted by Michael and Cheron Lange, Associate Broker, GRI (Solutions Real Estate) over 11 years ago


It's the truth!  Out of the mouths of babes...


At the beginning of the last century, farmers had children to help with the farm.  Today ours teach us technology!  LOL


From your mouth to God's ears!  :)


Hey!  I already make her blueberry pancakes.  You're saying I have to pay her, too?!  LOL


It's good to see you; we sure did have a great time.


Thanks so much!  It's fun being a Grandpa.


Thanks for commenting; sorry I took so long to get back to everyone.  Little one and I were busy having fun!


A video chat with a three year old!  At her invitation.  Wow!


That's the long and short of it!


Yes I am!  :)


We didn't finish the 100 miles yet, but Little One picked out Grandma's next charm for her Pandora mileage bracelet.  Just hit 82 miles this morning.


Thanks for saying so; we had a blast.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

Morning Mike, I was going through some of your blogs and found this sweet one, just had to comment. First of all what a fun day you two had planned. Great photos you've got of her!

Secondly it's truly amazing how those youngins' can figure out all electronics in record time. Last year when my grown daughter visited us she had my husband's satellite radio programmed to 'beep alerts' when all her favorite bands were about to be played. He tried for weeks to figure out to stop that darn thing, LOL!

But it was a nice reminder of her 'those beeps', when she was back in her state :)

Posted by Cynthia Bartch over 11 years ago


We just had a ball together, Miss Hanna and I, on this ride.  I take a back seat to most of my grandkids when it comes to new electronics.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

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