I have a love / hate relationship with electronic devices. I love them because they make my life easier, I hate them because my family is obsessed with them.
Take our recent trip to Ohio, for example. Before we even got on the expressway, our in-car TV decided to stop working. Brennen’s reaction? “I want TV!!!!!” Followed by kicking my seat and throwing things. Luckily we were able to subdue him by playing YouTube videos of Barney on our phones.
Once we got checked into the hotel, Brennen immediately turned on the TV and said, “Oso, please.” Try explaining to a 3 year old why the TV at the hotel doesn’t have a DVR filled with his favorite shows. The night ended with Brennen watching Barney on our laptop via Netflix and Andrew playing golf on his phone.(A game that Brennen accidentally purchased earlier in the day).
The next day while visiting family, Andrew and Brennen got a glimpse of an electronic device we have yet to add to our arsenal … the IPad. It doesn’t take a crystal ball to determine the IPad is in our future.*SIGH*
Back at the hotel, Andrew was glued to Angry Birds, Brennen was glued to Netflix and I was left wishing all those gadgets would disappear.
However, I have to admit that the car ride home was much more relaxing with a working TV!