Thursday, March 18, 2010

Entering the 21st Century

Well, if you can believe this one, we finally broke down and got a cell phone. Praise be to Nero's Neptune. Now we just have to learn how to use it. The funny thing is, our kids are so tech savvy, they're teaching us what to do. It amazes me to no end how they can look at something and quickly figure out how it works. They've already got the cell phone down.

One thing that's funny is in the Bahamas at the house we were staying at, they had a cell phone to communicate with. We had the option of getting a calling card and using the phone, which of course we didn't do. One day, the caretakers tried to contact us, and the cell phone at the house started ringing. Neither R or I knew how to work the darn thing, and we sat there helplessly trying to just turn it on. It was pretty pathetic, actually, and it took our kids to explain how to turn it on. Talk about embarrassing.

Now, we actually own one. We thought it would be good for roadside emergencies, like when we can't decide what kind of pizza to get, or if what flavor or ice cream. We got the "el cheapo" plan, which means the phone is really just for times of great need. Which hopefully will be never.

As soon as I learn how to use it, I'll let you know how much we like it. The kids, on the other hand, are besides themselves. Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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