Flik: If I leave, everything might get erased.
Mommy: It's not going to get erased. I need you to come with me.
Flik: But what if it does????? (lots of whining)
Mommy: OK, why don't you save it so that it doesn't get erased?
Flik: (Perplexed) How do I do that?
Mommy: Just hit the "S" key. S is for save.
Flik: No. That won't work. If I hit the S key, it will just make an S.
Mommy: OK, sorry. You have to hit Control-S.
Flik: No. I told you that won't work.
Mommy: Come see. (I sit back down, he crawls up on my lap and I open a blank Word document.) Hit the S key.
Flik: (hits the S key) See. I told you. It made an S.
Mommy: (holds down Control and S key) See when I press the Control key, it doesn't make an S, it saves it.
Flik gets a huge grin, hops off of my lap and goes to his keyboard on the floor. He presses the Control Key and presses the S key. He stands up and says, "OK. We can go now."
So now I know:
- Flik will not be satisfied with pretend answers, even for his pretend computer.
- Flik now knows more keyboard shortcut keys than some of my co-workers.