Do you remember the first time someone called you "Ma'am" as opposed to "Miss"? Ok, so this may not apply directly to my male readers, but you know what I mean.
Today I went for an interview. I applied for a part time job writing consumer reviews for a new website. The interviewer looked to be in his mid to late 20's. He asked about my writing experience and Internet experience. I told him about my blog and about the online communities and message boards that I participate in. Then he said something to the effect of, "we don't find the older generation using the Internet as much for browsing as we do the younger generation." I have only been referred to as the "older generation" by my little sister who is 10 year younger than me. She's really more like a niece than a sister to me.
Well interviewer, I'm a 30 something stay at home mom who uses the Internet all the time! My computer almost never turns off during the day. I search for all kinds of things. I meet new people all the time. I visit new blogs every day! And I'm not the only one!
Moms are also a large consumer group. We make decisions about our families clothes, food, vacations, entertainment, education, house repairs and services! My husband doesn't actually buy much of anything on his own. He asks me to do it!
Let me get off my soap box now.
In other news, I convinced my 6 year old to let the ants in his ant farm go. (If you missed the entry about the ants, you can read about them here.) So I no longer purposely keep insects in my house. But I did tell him that we could look for new ants next week or possibly even order new ants in the mail. The company makes the ant farm also has a mail order business for ants. I certainly hope this business isn't run out of someone's house. Could you imagine having to keep that many ants in your house on a regular basis? And then prepare them for shipping? So don't laugh if soon I'm tell you that I actually ordered ants to come to my house through the mail.