My 4 Year Old Told Me To “Google It”


My 4 Year Old Told Me To “Google It”

My 4 Year Old

Have you ever told yourself – “Man, those are two hours (or insert your number here) of my life that I will never get back.” Well, I feel like that today after spending several hours reading nothing but junk. So, with all this back and forth (debate) crap I have been reading about link buying, Google bashing, Pubcon 2007 and annoying reads (I mean we really have heard it all) I thought I would share something upbeat and funny that my son told me today. (It is also scary how much our kids absorb, and really do pick up from watching us.)

I don’t think I have ever really sat down with my 4 year old and talked to him about Google, search engines, SEO (or anything I do). Actually am 100% confident that I have never had any kind of talk with him about Google. However; He is always coming into my office and playing games on the other computer, playing with his toys or watching TV, but I never guessed he paid much attention to the things I talk about when I work.

So today, he walked up to me and asked if I knew where his picture was from one of the roller coaster rides at a recent trip to Legoland, Ca. I told him I was not sure where the picture was, and that I would find it for him later (when I was done working). He turned to me and said: “Why don’t you just Google it Dad, because you use it to find everything else”. I guess he does hear me (more then I realize) say stuff like “find it on Google”, or “look it up on Google” with everyday interactions with my wife, friends or clients! It was so funny, cute and genuine that I was speechless. I ended up finding his picture for him right then….


21 Responses to “My 4 Year Old Told Me To “Google It””

  1. MasterRex says:

    ‘I ended up finding his picture for him right then…’… via Google!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Did you use google to find out if what he said was funny, cute and genuine? :P

  3. Matt: that’s a funny story, and just goes to show what a different world from you and I our children will live in (my 5-year old already is running her own Google searches for games and stories. It sure keeps my wife and I busy on the Internet management front.)

  4. Sterling says:

    How very true it is that our kids really pick up what we say. Last week my 3 year old asked me to get her the remote for the tv. She is so used to me asking her mom for it when I sit down. She sat down in front of the tv after doing her homework and asked “Dad, give me the remote, I wanna watch toons.”. This coming from a three year old was the cutest thing, but at the same time a little scary. Becuase I know there have been some words said in heated times that I dont want her to repeat in public let alone at all until she is older.

  5. yoav says:

    that is the cutes thing i ever herd.
    if you could post a picture of your son that would be lovly.

    ps. thanks for that stroy it made my day

  6. PostOnFire says:

    Yep…that’s the internet age, there were Baby boomer, GenX, GenY & and this is the “Cyber Generation” :)

    The kids are so smart now because of this technology and the easy availability of information… thanks to Google and other search technologies…

  7. tej says:

    …of course, my 7 year old told me that Santa isn’t real because she verified through Google Earth that there was nothing at the north pole!

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  10. Hattie Fletcher says:

    Hey Matt! Found this article about your son cute and funny….Yea, I Digg it!

    Really enjoyed the webinar yesterday…I’m going my “homework” from Michael Stone now and I’ve signed up on Digg

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  12. Dave2189 says:

    lol the amount of times ive told people to Google it!!

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  15. kyle says:

    I don’t know if that is very cute or very scary…

  16. Maybe Bing should have given their search engine something a goofy name… something more “kid like” to get in on the next generation.

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