We like technology in this house. I am sure it is no surprise given what I do for a living. Under one roof we have four laptops, an iPad, a Blackberry, three smart phones, a Kindle and my husband just found out he is getting a tablet for work. It is likely at any given time any one of these devices is only inches away. Obviously there are certain times we put it down. Playtime on the floor with my grandson, date night with my hubby and a new episode of Survivor are good examples. However lately I do think we may have a bit of an addiction. Here’s a sampling of why I may be a little concerned. (Names withheld to protect the innocent and because some of this is downright embarrassing!)
Someone and someone else realized they both updated their Facebook status while in the bathroom.
Someone caught themselves watching TV at the same time as they were watching clips on an electronic device of other TV shows.
Someone sends someone else text messages to say dinner is ready instead of screaming up the stairs like in the good old days…..of a few years ago.
Someone and someone else often wake up to a glow coming from under the covers on the other side of the bed.
Someone puts everyday places in the GPS even though someone has been there a million times just to see how the lady will tell someone to go.
Someone does not print out recipes anymore but rather props technology up on the kitchen counter using said technology as a modern day cookbook thus requiring said technology to be cleaned off regularly.
Someone and someone sit side by side for hours and barely utter a word until one of the someone’s comes across a cant be missed You Tube video and forces the other someone to watch it which is usually followed by “well I thought it was funny!”
Someone’s reply to every dilemma of life is “I bet there’s an app for that!”
Someone and someone else sleep with their technology close to the bed in case a middle of the night urge to pin craft projects or check basketball scores should arise.
Someone checks the weather multiple times a day online instead of going to a door or window like a normal person.
Someone stops in the middle of the aisle at the store to reply to text messages and check notifications.
Someone has diagnosed and treated several minor illnesses and injuries based on information obtained on Web M.D.
Someone actually cried when an electronic device experienced a catastrophic failure. (Ok, it was me, I cried, are you happy?)
Someone considers their large capacity external hard drive the best gift they’ve received in years.
See what I mean? Should I be worried? Is this normal? Are we normal? How do we fix this? When does the new season of The Voice start and will Usher do a good job? So very many questions….I don’t know what to do…oh wait, yes I do…I’ll Google it.