In an interesting turn of events, due to the 3013th drop on the floor, the kids' IPAD full of games and also the home of my Facebook app is DOWN.
DOWN..... DONE..... KAPUT.
And I am strangely relieved.
Yes, I have another personal ipad. Jason has a personal ipad. We have a laptop. We have Iphones. We are awash with technology over here.
But the kids Ipad was the one reserved for games and it was the one on which I checked my Facebook app. It was greasy, and grimy, and gross. But it was strong as an ox and seemed to have nine lives.
Until this weekend. I guess a tenth life was asking too much for this workhorse.
And so we are faced with a conundrum: load the Madden 25 and Angry Birds games on one of our other ipads? Buy a NEW "kids only" ipad? Load the facebook app onto my own personal ipad?
None of the above for now. I am enjoying the added reinforcement of the "out of commission Ipad" to further emphasize why Cash needs to go outside. Or go play with Legos. Or go make a volcano.
Yes, you better believe I emphasized all those things before, but the "working" ipad was always in the back of his mind and probably mine, and he/we knew that it would be there later.
And Facebook is so much easier to check for me when you have the app to just click on versus the whole login and password thing. It takes a whopping extra 15 seconds to login and find out who just took out the garbage when you don't have the app.
So we are going to revel in old-fashioned living where our brains aren't connected to anything except our bodies, and we will build and create without a care to Madden and his computer generated touchdowns, and we're not going to find out who's upset with the establishment and what opinion they've got to post about it on Facebook.
Oh I know it is still there. I can connect any time. I can download those Angry Birds at a moment's notice.
But it's just a little less readily available than it was before.
So I'm going to promote laziness just this one time.
And be connected to this life in a whole different .....and better way.