the other day i started playing a movie on the new laptop and p. (my son) observed of the rather crisp and dynamic audio, "wow. the speakers sure are clearer on the new computer."
he's also trying to get t. to provide a replacement for her trackball with a small mouse for him on her computer since the trackball is a bit large for his small hands. she hadn't yet done so last time we were there and he used her computer (a couple weeks prior?). he was using the computer and as it was bootin he asked t. if she'd bought a mouse (which she said she hadn't). he then noted that the trackball was too big and demonstrated how when his thumb was on the ball his fingers couldn't reach all the mouse buttons. then he left it at that and went on to discussing the game he was going to play. very clever way to address a social interaction situation like that: remind but don't pester, show the reasoning behind the request, then move on.
he's 'only' six years old, going into grade one in september. though my rational mind says it shouldn't, it keeps catching me off guard how fully developed the perception and awareness of young people are.