about this phone. Not ever. If you were worried, I love you.
So, onward. You know I’ve been experimenting with the Windows HTC8x for a few weeks now. And, my friend, this is the end. My last week talking to you about Minnesota fashion, non-trustworthy children, and love songs that don’t make you puke.
Instead, this week, let’s talk a little bit about getting your first smart phone. It’s just a phone, right? But how does just a phone change your life (because it does)?
I was worried about getting a smart phone back when I had the old flipster. I worried that I would always have to be connected, that I would cut myself off from others, that I would get caught up in all of the social media. Some of that happened. Some of it didn’t. Here is the run down:
Yes, I did get caught up in the social media, and you know what? I like it.
Staying at home all day, these things allow me to chat with other moms, commiserate, laugh, share and get opinions. I’ve made so many friends in this way, and while it might seem lame to the childless, it is so valuable to those of us who hang with the language-less day in and day out. I’ve said it a million times (give or take), but raising children is supposed to be a community effort, and we don’t have that anymore. The closest thing we have is the Internet. I’ll take it.
Beyond the social? I can’t live without my phone camera, to-do list, RSS reader, kids corner, and my password keeper. Organizado.
And yeah, some of that bad stuff happened too. At first I found it hard to put down my phone. I wanted to play with it all the time. I didn’t have limits for myself. I would just stare, and drool, and flick. Sometimes I would even feel annoyed if Ellen needed something and interrupted my very important business.
But, silver lining? It didn’t take me long to realize that this was happening. I don’t think I scarred her for life at this point. I make it a point to do the majority of my blogging and flicking when she is napping. Instagram doesn’t count. I don’t want to make you wait too long to see the latest and cutest.
Do I still have issues with it? Yeah. It’s not so bad though. I keep keeping myself in check.
Do you have any tips on how you deal with technology as a mom? Please. Advise.
Then, there is always this:
Am I the only one who puts this much thought into these things? Perhaps.
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