Friday, 27 May 2011

My new baby

I have got a new phone. From what I can work out it can do virtually anything - even things I previously only ever thought possible in my wildest dreams. It is a far cry from those jolly little Nokias we all seemed to have about ten years ago, where texting and phoning were the only things on offer (that, and the thrills of Snake of course). I am obsessed, blown away, in love...

Gone are the days when I would happily let my kids use my phone as a toy just to get some peace, and then not be able to find it for days. This phone gets locked away in a cupboard during the day - I cannot take any risks - specially with Dolly who would track it down and sabotage it within seconds.

Tom asked me if he could look at it the other day. I reluctantly handed it over, but experienced the same feelings as when I handed over my precious newborn babies to visitors for the first time - I didn't take my eyes off it for a second and all I wanted to do was grab it back immediately and clasp it to my bosom.

Tom is concerned, and had to phone me up the other evening just so that he could get to talk to me. 'I think you are spending too much time on that thing and not getting your priorities right' he said, his voice trembling with emotion. 'Yes I know' I agreed, feeling a little bit annoyed that he had interupted me from an international GPS experiment, 'I feel like I have been really neglecting my laptop since I got this phone'.

7 comments:

Nora said...

Ha, I think you've got your priorities wrong.

Expat mum said...

Unfortunately there's a lot of games like Angry Birds out there. Once your kiddies cotton on to that, well...

Elsie Button said...

Hi Nora, i believe i do!

Hi Expat mum, they will never cotton on, ever...

Lorraine The Party Times said...

great post - due to get iphone soon but don't know how I will find time to use my laptop or play with the children!!

Elsie Button said...

Hi Lorraine, i know, it's a bit of a problem - these new phones are just so damn clever!

mum in meltdown said...

I would love an Iphone....I think I could handle the guilt, if not I would get used to it :)

Elsie Button said...

hi mum in meltdown, i resisted for so so long, and then i caved...