Dad 2.0

My daughter says my stories seem fake because my characters don’t use cell phones. 

There’s no email either, I tell her. Nor Insta, TikTok, or Twitter.

She rolls her eyes and says, Cell phones are mandatory, Dad. Man-da-tory.

Maybe she’s right. She’s 17 after all. 

I tell her, I think technology peaked with the invention of the electric guitar.

She says, Alexa, I’d like to buy my Dad a clue.

I say to her, Kid, you know I don’t own any of that junk.

Christmas is coming, my darling girl says to me. I’m gonna update you to Dad 2.0.


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