Things That Are Easier Than Trying To Explain What a Twitter Feed Is To Your 83 Year Old Mother

1. Swimming the English Channel in a knee length down jacket and corduroy bell bottoms
2. Herding worms
3. Mowing the lawn with nail clippers
4. Defeating David Hasselhoff in a Drunk Burger Eating Contest
5. Riding a tricycle up Teddy Roosevelt’s right nostril on Mount Rushmore

13 Comments on "Things That Are Easier Than Trying To Explain What a Twitter Feed Is To Your 83 Year Old Mother"

  1. Midlyfemama says:

    My mother is 10 years younger, so the gray cells are still firing a bit more regularly. But in all honesty, when you try to explain something like twitter, it makes you just want to turn off everything and read a book by candlelight.

  2. claudia w says:

    I tried to explain texting to my 90 year old father the other day. You would have thought I was trying to explain Quantum Theories to him. I could not explain Quantum Theories, I don’t know what they are, really. But he understands texting as much as I understand Quantum Theories.

    • Cupcake Murphy says:

      You know you’re in trouble when the explainee starts to insinuate you’ve gotta be making things up.

  3. Hilary says:

    I tried to explain Netflix to my mother……as I was watching something on my laptop.
    “How do you get those things on there???” she asks.

    • Cupcake Murphy says:

      I ATTEMPT explanation of Netflix and it always goes awry. I think I’m making progress and then I (stupidly) throw in something like “I’ll add it to your queue” when she requests a movie. Let’s just say we’re off to the races at that point.

  4. claudia w says:

    Older parents…Gotta Love ‘Em!!!

  5. MidLyfeMama says:

    I have a 6 year old in my life. Explaining things to him and to my parents is eerily similar in both topic and style.

  6. My mom is 67. And I’ve tried to teach her how to get to, ohh….let’s say “Yahoo” and log in to check an email. And she insists it DOESN’T WORK because she keeps trying to type the web address in some random spot on the screen. SHE CAN’T EVEN NAVIGATE TO YAHOO. So…that new laptop she bought herself at Costco last summer has REALLY come in handy.

    It would be easier to give myself a Brazilian wax with a pair of chopsticks.

  7. Cupcake Murphy says:

    Whenever my mom yammers about where I go to get the Netflix I remind myself that this is the same woman who, singlehandedly, was able to climb up a ladder onto the roof and fix the swamp cooler that was up there.