Monday, April 4, 2011
I know, I know. Silly for a grown woman to get all worked up over an electronic device. But I have visions you see - visions of this little 1.3 lb.- wonder changing my life. I'll get in better shape 'cause I can entertain myself while I walk on the treadmill. I'll be more organized at work and home 'cause I can keep all my to do lists in one spot. I'll be a better mom 'cause I can more easily keep a journal for my daughter (since the hard copy one I started the day I found out I was pregnant, and kept so well the first year, only gets updated with major milestones now). And teach her things with educational apps. And entertain her during otherwise-challenging moments. I'll be able to tap back into my lost creativity - you know, write a novel or make a movie or something.
As we got closer to the FedEx station, a little apprehension started to creep in. Not unlike the feeling one might get the day before a first date with a long-time crush. Because you know, even if it's a great date - and he's a great guy - eventually you're going to be reminded that there's no such thing as a perfect boyfriend.
So yes, as excited as I am, I know my iPad may not change my life quite as much as I envisioned. But then again, you never know. I did read Winnie the Pooh to my daughter from my iPad at naptime today (she enjoyed turning the pages just like a real book). And I'm typing this post from the comfort of my bed - on my iPad of course.
Can you share some great mom apps? Do you have a favorite tool or gadget that helps you in your role as mom?
Amy McCall is a Marketing Manager for Texas Health Resources and Mom to a four-year-old daughter.
Opinions of the author do not represent those of Texas Health Resources. This post is not intended to promote Apple iPad, or any other device.