iCame. iSaw. iPad.

Well, folks. I did it. I got myself an iPad. And I am telling you, it is the single most amazing piece of technology I have ever owned. It is ridiculous. In a good way. I actually wonder why (aside from the financial aspect) I did not have one before. Yet I totally understand why I coveted it for so long (thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s iPad. Thou shalt purchase thine own!).

I was very covert in not showing it to the oldest progeny because I knew once she saw it, she would want to play with it. And like any blue-blooded stay at home mom who doesn’t get to do much for herself, I was feeling a little selfish and the iPad was…sacred, if even for a short time.

So, she had been in bed about 45 minutes for a nap yesterday when I broke it out and started looking at it. Well, it is like she could sense that I had something out that she had never seen before, but would ultimately love and benefit from. Because, the nap, it didn’t last. She came out of her room and came over to the couch.  Watch and see how this went:

Me: *puts iPad down beside laptop, trying to conceal it* Hey baby girl, how are ya?

Cae: *rubs eyes, stumbling, crazy hair all over head* Good.

Me: Have a good nap?

Cae: Yeah. *comes over to couch and puts left hand on hip* Hey, what’s that?

Me: an Ipad…

Cae: *leans in, hand still on hip, like someone asking for a light for their cigarette* So…. Does it have any games on it?

Honestly, it didn’t at that time, but I downloaded some and she is a natural. She even showed Shawn how it works when he got home from work, you know, in case he didn’t know how to work it. It will be a while before I am able to put everything on it that I want, but like anything I will find new things here and there to add. So far, though, I am in love. Absolute love.

What are some of your favorite, must-have apps? I am used to Android apps, and while the premise and some of the apps are the same, there’s a lot more to the iPad. And I am open to suggestions!!

And how does this make you feel?

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