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As parents we just love to hear our baby say their first word But in this technological age I’ve just read something absurd I love to hear babies babbling But will this news story vex ‘ya’ The baby didn’t say mama or dada Its very first word was ALEXA! Are the parents just seeking notoriety ... Or is this a poor reflection on today’s society Poem inspired by this news story http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5803039/Mothers-shock-baby-sons-word-Alexa-Amazons-personal-assistant.html 6/5/18

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Date: 6/9/2018 2:56:00 PM
I agree that kids just want what they see there parents using. A good reason to hide some things! I'm just sayin'...Excellent write my friend....80)
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Date: 6/9/2018 4:23:00 PM
Maybe they should talk to the baby more and Alexa less!:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 6/7/2018 7:17:00 AM
A virtual aspect of modern society. If not Alexa it could be Siri! Technology comes at a price. Hugs // paul
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Date: 6/7/2018 3:32:00 PM
Makes me so so sad Paul:-( who knows what children will be doing and saying in future generations, makes me glad I wont be around to see it. hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/6/2018 6:07:00 PM
An aha moment, Jan! Alexa has now clearly replaced mama and dada---and not a moment too soon! After all, mama and dada are so busy texting, twittering, and tweeting, insta-gramming, chat-rooming, etc., that THEY HAVE NO TIME FOR BABIES AND OTHER SUCH ANNOYANCES! btw: You wrote a grrreeeaaat poem!! :) gw
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Date: 6/6/2018 6:09:00 PM
you are so right Gershon I remember an ex colleague saying her 5 yr old wanted an i phone for Christmas - they no longer want dolls and action men just things they see their parents using:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/6/2018 5:57:00 AM
- I prefer baby talk ... a fussy machine :))) - Well done, Jan :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 6/6/2018 6:12:00 AM
I always used correct words with my son - I would have been very sad if he'd come out with anything other than dada or mama as his first words!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/6/2018 2:58:00 AM
Strange how the future brings change.
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Date: 6/6/2018 5:50:00 AM
Not sure this type of change is so good Eve:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/6/2018 2:14:00 AM
Well, time for confessions. The first word my eldest learnt to read was ASDA. I think more recognising the enormous logo on the side of the stores than actually read it! Similarly, before my youngest even knew any letters, the first word he recognised? Amazon.
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Date: 6/6/2018 2:20:00 AM
lol Nina, but I am sure their first words would have been mama or dada not Alexa lol:-) You are right about word recognition, that is the way they learn so fast:-) When we moved here my son had a very basic pc - he called me into the room and typed D A V I D and said 'that's my name' it freaked me out as he was only 2 1/2! -hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/5/2018 6:25:00 PM
good grief, the kids today!!!! Good one, Jan.
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Date: 6/5/2018 6:27:00 PM
... the parents are responsible Andrea:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/5/2018 3:42:00 PM
ha! i hadn't heard about this, jan, but it doesn't surprise me! it's sure a strange world we live in. i showed my grandson the old-fashioned timer i use when i make perked coffee in the morning (8 minutes for me!) and he couldn't understand why i couldn't just ask alexa to tell me when it's ready (i don't have alexa in my house, either)...
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Date: 6/5/2018 4:45:00 PM
In 20 years I wonder if these things will be controlling more than telling us when our coffee is ready, its a scary world out there and Alexa will never be telling me or doing things I can do for myself like turning on a light:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/5/2018 2:36:00 PM
It's worrying Jan, machines are taking over, are we getting past our sell by date. Tom
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Date: 6/5/2018 4:44:00 PM
It sure is scary Tom:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/5/2018 11:57:00 AM
Alexa doesn't live in my house. It's quick but seems a titch lazy to rely on her. Nicely expressed, Jan.
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Date: 6/5/2018 12:16:00 PM
She will never live in mine either - a sad reflection of the times:-( what will be next ... androids who have a baby instead of a mother - perish the thought:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/5/2018 10:57:00 AM
Good one, Jan, also maybe Siri ~!~!!
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Date: 6/5/2018 11:02:00 AM
I don't even have a mobile phone that has internet so Alexa is definitely not something we would have - I talked to my son from the moment he was born and never used 'baby talk' his first word was dada then mama then ladder ... he used to go so excited when we went out for a walk and he was sitting in the buggy - he would point out ladders and say 'ladder' and it would get louder with every one we saw - he would say 'la derrrrrrrrrrrr' lol it was so cute:-) hugs jan xx