This household has gone from 0-5 Apple products in 2 months!
First there was my iPad…a wonderful gift from my hubs for our 10 year anniversary. Soon after I realized what the Apple buzz was all about, how totally awesome the products are…so I went in to Verizon for my contract renewal and got an iPhone 5.
But then my kids had their grubby fingers outstretched all day long on me wanting to play with one or both, consequently schooling me on how to use them.
They begged for their own iPods.
We really don’t buy them anything all year-long. We hardly get them anything for their birthdays as they get so many presents from family and friends.
We also celebrate Chanukah and Christmas. My husband is 1 of 7 children so the kids get a lot of presents. We decided the iPods may not be a bad idea for the big gifts. Lots of the apps they play are educational (they love Stack the States and Presidents vs Aliens and consequently know more about geography and presidential history than I do!!!) and the apps we get are FREE. I’ve realized it makes a lot more sense than those Nintendos where you put down a lotta money and then each game costs a chunk of change as well.
So now the kids each have their own 5th generation iPod touch.
And they are like animals! Running all about, taking photos, making videos, playing games, and the kicker was tonight when the 5-year-old asked Siri,
“Do you have a vagina?”!!!!
Oh that Siri. I need an intervention. I dictate all my email and text messages. I pace around the house like a lunatic dictator with that phone at my chin. It’s no wonder the kids are out of control.
And Siri’s response to my little delinquent and her questions made me love her more, “OK…how about a web search for inappropriate behavior?” (By the way my husband thinks I’m certifiable referring to Siri as “her”, just so you know.)
But right now we are on a school break so I’m letting them go hog-wild with their devices.
Next week we’ll get back to some sort of order, I suppose.