MOTHER: Oh, it's a new noise my computer makes sometimes now. I downloaded some new software. It makes that noise when one of my friends writes a new blog post.
CHILD: What is a blog?
MOTHER: Well, you've seen Mommy's blog, right? Where I write things for people to read? A blog is a place where you write things for other people to read.
CHILD: I have a blog that I work on. It's called PBS Kids.
MOTHER: Oh, no, PBS Kids is not a blog. PBS Kids is a website with games on it. A blog is a website where you just write things. It's not about games.
CHILD: Oh. Well then, can I have a blog?
MOTHER: You have to be able to type to have a blog.
CHILD: I can type.
MOTHER [Considering the fact that this is indeed true]: But, on a blog, you have to know how to type lots and lots of different words. Can you type lots and lots of different words?
CHILD [Crestfallen]: Well, no. [Brightening] But, I can type Isaac. Isaac is spelled I-S-A-A-C. I know I can type that word.
MOTHER: That's true. You can type Isaac.
CHILD: And I can type Sam! Sam is my friend. I wrote her name on her Valentine.
MOTHER: That's true.
CHILD: And I can type boat!
MOTHER: Well, if you practice a lot, I bet you could learn how to type all sorts of words, right?
MOTHER: Well, all right. How about this. I'll let you practice typing something, and we can put it on my blog, okay? What do you want to write for people to read? Remember, a lot of people will be reading it.
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