I was having a conversation with a friend of mine this week where she was lamenting the fact she had left her cell phone at home and she wasn’t going to be able to return home for several hours. We talked about how she wouldn’t be able to get a hold of people and people wouldn’t be able to get a hold of her. Should she go out of her way to go all the way home and get it?
I commiserated with her. When I don’t have my cell phone with my it feels like I am missing a limb. And then we laughed a bit and said, my goodness, what on earth did we do ten years ago (okay maybe more like 15 or 20).
Let’s go back 20 years (gulp). Okay more like 18 years. I was heading off to college which was a 2 1/2 hour drive from home. My parents had a fancy new fangled cell phone they sent with me for emergencies. It was a “bag phone” that was in a bag bigger than the purse I currently carry. It only made calls and didn’t even do that well.
Today I have a smartphone. Sure it calls although that is probably the least of what I use it for. It texts, surfs the web, “checks in” to the places I go, acts as a coupon for purchases, is a camera and a video camera, and tells me how to get where I am going. It even makes my toast. Ok so it doesn’t make toast. But soon it might.
So you can see why today’s busy moms need their phones. Cause not only does it do all that for us, but any mom who has been in a waiting room with an antsy toddler knows their smart phone is a LIFESAVER. And from what I hear they can save many a grown up as well (Angry Birds or Words With Friends anyone?)
Clearly mama needs her phone. I read last week that in our lifetime our computers might be implanted in contacts. Can you even imagine? We are raising a generation that has never known life without being connected. I wonder what our kids will have to stay connected when they are moms. The brain can’t even comprehend!!!
Do you have a smartphone? Can you live without it? What are your favorite “mommy apps”?
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