I was looking over all the domain names I have registered over the years, and remembered that I had registered full name domains for each of my children. Someday, the logic went, they will want their own web sites, and they will be grateful that I had the foresight to grab these while I still could.
A sound idea. But what about securing their username rights for web pages, web apps, and web services. Should I grab AIM accounts for all of them? Should I go ahead and register a Flickr name (i.e., Yahoo!) for each of the boys? Gmail?
What do you think?
More gems from the stack of stuff rescued from the basement: a child ID card for my oldest son, from a school picture taken two years ago. Got me hunting around on the Internet for info and resources, and I found this Duracell-sponsored child safety site with info, pdfs, and a “take a recent picture of your kid” email reminder service. Essentially, you should have a recent, head and shoulders mugshot of each of your kids, available in a digital form (on CD), and at hand. We didn’t, but we will by tomorrow. Do you have one?
So we’re thinking about what to do for our babysitter-enabled evening this weekend, and we realize that what we really want most is to have someone get our kids ready for bed. The bedtime routine of prodding, cajoling, and (usually) threatening the kids into their pajamas is a brutal gauntlet at the end of a long and tiring day. Can we hire a nanny to just get the kids ready for bed, then we’ll come in and sing or read to them? That would be awesome.