I couldn't possibly make this sh*t up.

2 reasons why iPads make great toys for kids

1. iPads keep kids quiet and still when you need to get actual work done.

2. See #1.

 

 

Scenario 1:

Jack: Where are we going?

me: We just have to stop home to get your uniform so we…

Jack: (cutting me off) NOOOOOOO!!!! I don’t WANT to go to TAE KWON DO!!! Can’t we just…

me: (cutting him off) You can use my iPad while we drive!

Jack: (stops yelling) Okay, hand it over.

 

Scenario 2:

me: Can you play nicely for a minute at my desk while I go and have a quick meeting?

Jack: Okay. Where are your scissors?

me: Why?

Jack: No reason. Can I see that stapler and the golf club in that guy’s cubicle? And some of that goop that you mix together to make a print of your teeth?

me: Don’t touch anything while I’m gone! Can’t you read your book?

Jack: No.

me: Want to play Angry Birds on the iPad?

Jack: Yesss!

me: You planned this all along didn’t you?

Jack: Of course. I don’t want to clean up whatever mess I would make with scissors and paper and all that stuff. Go to your little meeting now.

 

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2 responses

  1. It’s so true and really I REALLY, REALLY, want one for myself, but honestly nothing depressed me more this month than reading my sister-in-law’s FB status which said “Does anybody know anything about these Android tablets? Looking to buy an iPad for a 4 year old for Christmas.”. Seriously? It’s such a small jump from Disney Princesses to iPads these days…..

    November 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    • I must have read your post about that because I totally remember that headline. I laughed. And yeah, they are NOT for kids. I’m totally half joking about it in my post. It’s great to use as a distraction once in awhile, but it is NOT a toy, just like my phone. Jack can play Angry Birds here and there, but that’s it! I saw him switch over to the internet today and actually heard him say, “Yeah, let’s shop for those Angry Bird plush toys.” I yanked the iPad out of his hot little hands. Yikes. He learned a good lesson today, because he’s banned for a bit from using it.

      November 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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