I hate the iPAD

I hate the iPAD!

I just spent the last 20mins trying to get my boys from the house down to my mom's car for their daily commute to my mom's. She watches them during the day.

It's usually not so challenging, but today there was screaming, rolling on the floor, rolling around on the elevator floor and non stop wailing.

Because.....because I made the rookie mistake of letting them play on the iPAD this morning!!! Major Fail!

I usually don't, but today Ipin was looking for it. And I thought I could entice him to just take his iron supplements (he's suspected to be mildly thallasemic) without me having to mix it into juice, which would take a much longer time to have him finish, with the iPAD. Of course, it worked like a charm! He took the 1.4mls in a breeze and thr stuff is NASTY I tell ya! And settled to watch his fav videos on the iPAD. Upin joined in of course.

The drama began when it was time to go down to meet my mom and neither wanted to surrender the iPAD.

Upin managed to calm down and had absolutely forgotten about the iPAD when we reached the void Deck, but Ipin continued to cry and wail. I managed to get him into hs car seat and my mom drove off, with him still yelling his head off.

I'm hoping he doesn't continue to be upset all day. Its going to be tough for my mum if he is all cranky today.

I have no one to blame but myself, and of course the damned existence of the iPAD, I suppose. Of course, the very fact that I'm typing this out on the bus, on my iPAD, does not change my feelings about how I hate the it all the same.

OK, everyone, say it together on the count of 3. 1.....2......3.....,

HYPOCRITE!!!!!'


Pretty Eveel Adventures: I hate the iPAD

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I hate the iPAD

I hate the iPAD!

I just spent the last 20mins trying to get my boys from the house down to my mom's car for their daily commute to my mom's. She watches them during the day.

It's usually not so challenging, but today there was screaming, rolling on the floor, rolling around on the elevator floor and non stop wailing.

Because.....because I made the rookie mistake of letting them play on the iPAD this morning!!! Major Fail!

I usually don't, but today Ipin was looking for it. And I thought I could entice him to just take his iron supplements (he's suspected to be mildly thallasemic) without me having to mix it into juice, which would take a much longer time to have him finish, with the iPAD. Of course, it worked like a charm! He took the 1.4mls in a breeze and thr stuff is NASTY I tell ya! And settled to watch his fav videos on the iPAD. Upin joined in of course.

The drama began when it was time to go down to meet my mom and neither wanted to surrender the iPAD.

Upin managed to calm down and had absolutely forgotten about the iPAD when we reached the void Deck, but Ipin continued to cry and wail. I managed to get him into hs car seat and my mom drove off, with him still yelling his head off.

I'm hoping he doesn't continue to be upset all day. Its going to be tough for my mum if he is all cranky today.

I have no one to blame but myself, and of course the damned existence of the iPAD, I suppose. Of course, the very fact that I'm typing this out on the bus, on my iPAD, does not change my feelings about how I hate the it all the same.

OK, everyone, say it together on the count of 3. 1.....2......3.....,

HYPOCRITE!!!!!'


3 Comments:

OpenID fangirlyness said...

Don't beat yourself up! Tablet devices are a Godsend (especially in restaurants and public transport).

Some hospitals are using them for distraction and anxiety management in kids who undergo regular medical treatments (e.g. needles and whatnot). Poor little tykes :( The tablets have an app that has a bio-feedback mechanism, so it becomes a game to regulate heartbeat and breathing for the children. They get rewarded with pictures and sounds when they get their anxiety under control.

I'm a fan of tablet devices used in moderation. They're fantastic learning tools.

September 27, 2012 at 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mik had a meltdown this morning too! I let him watch Cars this morning while I shower and he refused to go to Mum's house after that. He threw a big fit and I had to put him in the cot for time out. Of course he finally gave in and wanted to see mum and twins and leave Dollah behind. But I felt so guilty afterwards, I brought him to Macs for breakfast!

September 27, 2012 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger eveeleva said...

Son: Thanks for the encouragement, but it may be the age that they're at? They are just obsessed with it. Maybe Willa is able to exert some self-control!

Dada: Yeah, i felt awfully guilty too! But found out he just cried for awhile and was all ok! kids!

September 27, 2012 at 9:15 PM  

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