I am device rich. My calendar is always with me to schedule the next dentist appointment or to remind me to pick up a kiddo. My map tells me where to go when I'm lost (which happens a fair amount.) To see if a store is open, I only need to dial a number. Hmm, that cloud looks menacing...an app lets me know to grab an umbrella.
But being device rich can mean being quality time poor.
No worries though, because I have the latest in low tech technology!
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(Ben Earwicker via sxc.hu
Once you have arms, you really need to get another device...
Mouth! This ultimate multi-functional tool can be used for singing about twinkling little stars, kissing booboos, and saying I love you. You really can't make a high quality funny face without a mouth- you gotta get one of these!
I've had another device for a long time, but the instructional manual is so confusing.
Ears. I recently learned you have to clean all the potatoes out of them to improve sound quality. Then, you need to stop cooking, take a break from laundry, and put down all your other devices. Finally, lower the ears to the right level of the person using their mouth device which may require kneeling down to interact with a 3-year-old. Don't forget to turn off your own mouth device!
Now you can use your ears to really listen to all the very important things happening in the lives of your little people. Ears may be the most important device I have.
What is your favorite low tech device?