As you may be aware my iphone is currently in intensive care after her (hopefully) near death experience in the pool.
I always like to think that I can do just fine without my phone around but the truth is I feel like I have hacked off my left arm and have left in a cuboard upstairs! It’s quite unnerving, but also a little freeing too.
I’m going to do the pre school drop off soon and normally I’ll have a message or a call to handle while I’m there and end up ignoring everyone (including the kids) to get it sorted before I get distracted and forget (it happens…..a lot!) but not today.
Today I get to be free from the takeaway tech.
It’s become so convienient having our tiny technical gods always to hand to help us with anything life throws our way.
My maths teacher actually said “yes you need to learn this unless you want to carry a calculator around with 24/7 in life!” – I feel sorry for maths teachers nowdays because, to the new generation, there really is no need to learn anything. Just use your phone!
I’m not even sure how I got so dependent on it! I was the last generation to grow up without mobile technology. When mother wanted to use the landline we had to get off the internet!
In the past I have actually downgraded my smart phone to a good ol’ fashioned Nokia brick.
It was handy to be able to make calls and texts without the distractions of fb and twitter.
But actually what I think I will miss most is having my camera always to hand.
I have a camera, but it’s a huge DSLR and is not practical to just whip out and take a pic of the kids when they are being cute. I can forgo Facebook and twitter and even my clash of clans game for a bit but I will miss my always ready pocket camera.
Maybe a bit of human interaction will make up for my feeling of loss……….time will tell.