"So, how are things going at your dance studio?" asked Baby Girl. (We had traveled to her house for Little Baby Girl's 4th birthday.)
"Pretty good," I told her. "With the economy like it is, we don't have as many students as usual, but we are clearing a profit. All in all, we're satisfied."
Now, if you know The Guy and me, you know we are some of the least likely people on the planet to own a dance studio. If you don't know us, trust me on this issue. But this has been a running joke between our goddaughter and us lately, ever since she discovered that someone with our names owns a dance studio in North Versailles Pennsylvania.
"Do you know how I found that dance studio?" she asked.
Come to think of it, that was a good question. Between her job and keeping Little Baby Girl, Baby Boy, and Mr. Baby Girl happy, I couldn't see her idly sitting around googling us.
"I have to google you every time I mail you something. I can never remember if your house number is 312 or 315."
Which brought up a whole different point.
"Do you not have an address book?" I asked her.
"No." She looked a little chagrined. "I had every address I needed on my wedding website. They kept it up for four years and then one day, all of a sudden, it disappeared."
I wouldn't really call that all of a sudden but I didn't take that up with her. I made the mental note to solve the address book problem for her.
Now, before you think I am feeling all superior about this, I will point out that, while I do have an address book that is in pretty good shape, I am entirely too dependent on electronics—my cell and my programmable home phone—for phone numbers. I discovered this last year in the aftermath of the tornadoes. While I had a working house phone, it was not one with speed dial and my cell phone died. And I have done nothing to rectify this situation except hope the power doesn’t go off. Which it will. Eventually.
So while I am getting together an address book for Baby Girl, maybe I will do something about my phone numbers.
Are you too dependent on electronics for basic information?