So I got an email from one of my seven year-olds, his own email address and everything. I'm not sure why this surprised me, but it did. It cracked me up.
But then I got to thinking.
It was rather practical and wise for the mother to reserve her son's email address on gmail. I mean, if she waits until he's older, someone with the same first and last name will take that email address, and then where would he be?
As I was thinking on this, I was wondering how soon it would be when parents reserve their child's email address when they're born.
And then I got to wondering how soon parents would check email address availability as a factor in choosing a name for their child.
Then I wondered if parents would start reserving their child's domain name upon birth, so no one else would take it.
But, man, times have changed.