This past Friday an exciting thing happened for me. My husband and I drove to the cell phone store and I walked out with my very first iPhone!
I listened carefully to the cell phone guy explain all the bells and whistles of my new phone and then before you knew it, we were walking back out to the car. My husband casually handed me my new phone and said, "Here you go." I looked at it and said, "What do you want me to DO with it?" He said, "Just put it in your purse." I sat down in the car, carefully pulled out a piece of paper, and proceeded to wrap my new phone in it. My husband burst out laughing and said, "What are you doing?!" How can I explain this? It was too new, too expensive, too shiny, and too wonderful to just drop in my purse like all the other things that were in there. My purse is kind of like a "no man's land" and I'm not sure I would ever see it again once it sunk to the bottom of that black hole.
I brought it in the house and carefully set it on the counter. My kids weren't put off by its newness at all. "Here, Mom, let me show you this." "Mom, you can do this now." "Look at this, Mom. I can teach you how this works." "What music do you want to put on this, Mom?" It was funny that they assumed I was going to be using it. But really, it took me a little bit to get used to the idea that this wonderful piece of technology was mine. My kids showed me all kinds of amazing things at such mind blowing speed. I finally sat down on the couch with it and began my learning journey.
"Can you just show me how to use Instagram for now?"
"Sure, Mom. Here's how it works."
And so now, when I'm in TJ Maxx and see something really cute for the house or I see a golden field of corn ( I live in Iowa, remember) shimmering at sunset....I am ready! Let the fun begin. I'm very visual and this is the moment I've been waiting for!
My husband said that he has just bought me a glorified camera.
He also said he lay awake the first night listening to my phone beep relentlessly with messages. He finally got up and shut it off. I told him that my peeps and blogs had found me now and there was no turning back. ha!
He brought my phone down to me this morning and said, "I can't believe you aren't bringing it downstairs with you in the morning." But it's still just too new of an experience. I promised that soon I would be just like him...holding a phone perpetually in front of my face and saying, "Uh-huh" all the time when I'm talking to him.. Oh, I'm just kidding (wink,wink).
But I do love my new phone. And I'm so used to it now. Just take a look.
By next month, I probably won't even be using these gloves anymore!
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