Author: Kim Lacey

Kim Lacey is an Associate Professor of English at Saginaw Valley State University. Her research interests include digital rhetoric, artificial intelligence, and memory studies.

My son is almost one year old, and the question I get asked more than anything is, “What does he do now?” I’m never quite sure how to answer that inquiry. Should I mention he has a scoot that’s impossible for an adult body to imitate? Or that he makes sounds that others count as “words” although I’m not convinced he’s attached any meaning to those noises? But what I find most interesting, and how I often respond to that initial question, is that he uses toys and objects in ways I never would think of using, particularly in “wrong”…

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