The Right Time
Through the ways only a 5 year old can orchestrate, Robie ended up with a very old Timex digital watch yesterday. First thing he did was feature compare against my Apple Watch — took me a while to convince him that the indiglo backlight was actually a superior technology than an OLED screen.
Next, we arrived at the question of time. The marvel of his watch, my watch, my iPhone – all having the same time. But the magic ended abruptly when he asked about the analog kitchen wall watch…
Robie: “Why is it 7:05 and not 7:00 like ours?”
Me: “Dunno, your mom likes it that way”.
Ana: “I don’t like it that way, it just loses time”.
Me: (mumbling as we go up the stairs) “she does like it that way”.
Robie: (throughout his bath, bedtime story, and light-off) “But, is it a different time like when we travel? if it isn’t why can’t you fix it? why can it be wrong?.
As I write this, I can say the kitchen wall watch time has been synched with the Apple Servers — and I have so say… it does feel right.