Saturday, July 14, 2012

Making Friends with Technology

I've never been one for e-readers or kindles or any such thing. I like the feel of a book in my hand, the smell of the letters on the page, the sound of chapters going by. But this week, technology and I have shaken hands and made friends, mostly thanks to my wonderful husband.

Let me explain: when Hubs is home at bed time, he does the night time reading with Little Man while I nurse Tiny. It's a great way to make use of all our time (we are multi-taskers) and manage to get the kids in bed just five minutes earlier, which means five minutes more sanity and quiet for the two of us. Now, I lovingly passed on my addiction to Sandra Boynton to all the members of my family. It's one of the best things I've ever given them. After my blood, sweat, and hilarious wit, of course. Hubs' favourite Boynton book is Blue Hat, Green Hat (he has unerring taste), and it crops up multiple times during pre-bed reading, so imagine his excitement when he realized that Sandra Boynton had created a Blue Hat, Green Hat app available on his phone. He couldn't wait to show it to L.M. last week, and L.M. was pretty thrilled to check it out with him too.

So tonight L.M. was sent to grab his pre-bed book, and to our surprise came back empty handed. Then he sidled up to the Hubs, smiled engagingly, and said, "Green Hat, Oops on phone?" Paused dramatically. Batted his eyelashes. And added, "Please?" And the truth is, they were the cutest thing ever curled up on the love seat together making the silly turkey jump fully clothed into the swimming pool. Couldn't have been more adorable even with a real book.


  1. OK, so this is a post about technology, and where is the video of this precious moment for family members living in remote international locations?

  2. Totally agree with Aunt Amanda. This makes me smile really big.