Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Note to Self

When I was Anna's age I used to spend all my pocket money on sweets from the post office down our road. All 10p of it. Anna wants to spend her money on apps, which makes me feel about a hundred years old. Apps, they're dentist approved!

She doesn't yet have her own iPhone or iTouch or any of that, I'm still very much in control when it comes to all her viewing, so any app purchases have to be downloaded on to my phone and come out of my iTunes account. Basically I pay her allowance and she hands it back to me for 'Dragonvale' or 'Butterfly Farm' or another such game that sends me push notices at work which text me and say "your snarkle needs a friend" or "your lightning dragon just hatched, put him in the nursery!" That just screams professionalism in the middle of an EHR meeting. "I'm sorry gentlemen, will you excuse me for a moment, it seems my baby cyber-penguin just texted to say he's lonely and hungry."

But just in case you're rolling your eyes and thinking that this generation of children are growing up too fast, that Anna is 7 going on 17, she then goes and does something that is pure kid:

We had downloaded an app for her, but it was getting late so I said she couldn't play until the morning. Wanting to make sure she got a jump on the day, and could cram in as much 'screen time' as we would allow prior to going to summer camp she came up with this foolproof (her words) idea to make sure she woke up early and ready......

The precursor to the sticky note. Just sellotape it to your head (text side down of course - you want to make sure you can read it!). 

Good job she saw the sellotape before she saw the stapler!! 

Here's one I made earlier....

Yes it fell off, yes she still remembered to wake up at 6:30am to grab my phone before I had chance to say no.....and yes, I'm still laughing.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your child is a genius! Please tell Anna how brilliant I think she is. Much love from sunny (FINALLY! - seriously, did you two steal the sun when you left in March?) Stratford-upon-Avon xx

nappy valley girl said...

That is very cute!
Our kids have pretty well hijacked the iPad but they haven't yet got their own - unlike several of their friends. It seems to be the latest vogue here for grandparents to buy grandkids an iPad for their birthday. Which is fairly shocking, when you think about it..

AliBlahBlah said...

I know - what are the chances of us getting weather good enough to sunbathe on bothe the banks of the Avon and the Wharfe in March? I swear England was using up all her reserves to lure us back... X

AliBlahBlah said...

Yes I think the trend here is to buy an itouch of an iPad just regain full usage of your own and keep the kids off it! Now they're talking about every kid having an iPad in the classroom. Sounds a little more expensive to replace than an exercise book and a pencil!

seadragon said...

This is unbelievably adorable.