My kiddos' new best friend is Google Search. Everytime they hear something new -- a new word, a new character, a new plant at Plants versus Zombies or in any movies they're watching -- they would ask me, "What's that, mama?" Some words are easy to explain but the thing is, they want to see pictures. They would pick a word in random and we'll look it up in Google Images.
Some of the words we have Googled are swimming pools, court - as in basketball court, Power Rangers (although they've watched this almost every day), dinosaurs, comets, asteroids (Sam's lesson in Science), cigarettes and cigars (and this is because their favorite person, Mama Tess, smokes). The discussion of cigarettes is a long one since I had to explain why they can't smoke yet (or never I hope) while their Mama Tess do. We clicked on some websites just to see different kinds and I noticed that websites of some smoke shops specifically states that you have to eighteen in order to smoke or buy from their stocks. The discussion would then lead to why they can't and shouldn't and that's another Google search. :D
The latest word that I was asked by Simon to Google is the Tagalog word 'Torotot", meaning horn or trumpet. I don't know what brought about this question. But it must be because it being New Year, he must have heard this word from one of the TV programs. Without thinking, because I was working that time, I Googled the word "Torotot", not even translating to English. And what came up were few of the friendly children's horn or trumpets. But even more photos were that of posters of the Rated R movie Torotot starring Katya Santos and others in 2008. I totally forgot about that! Good thing I was able to close the screen before he saw anything he shouldn't see.
Lesson learned: Google Images is fun and oh so informative, but we - parents - must have presence of mind and foresight before we click on the word 'Search' because we don't know where that search will lead us.