I’ve been working on several projects these last couple of months, and one of them is through Family Connections on BlogHer. It’s called the Family Connections journalism project – and some of us who have been fortunate enough to be included are called momspotters.
Some of you might have noticed that on Twitter I have been using the hashtag #momspotting after many of my tweets. This is conjunction with a Sprint promotion, and I use that hashtag on tweets that involve my children and the various technology devices they might be using. (I might just use the hashtag ANYTIME I mention my children, but that’s between me and you!)
I’ve decided this might be a perfect time to do a meme that we “momspotters” have been passing around. Feel free to grab it and do it on your OWN blog!
1.Which expensive electronic device do you most often let your older children abuse?
That HAS to be the laptop. We are fighting for time on it- as we all need to use it! Homework HAS to be completed on it- and I recently discovered that our local middle school children are able to check out laptops if they’re family’s don’t have one. (I may have to look into that myself!)
2.How many take-out restaurant numbers do you have programmed into your phone?
One. And He’s related to that Chinese Ed who keeps leaving crazy comments. I think it’s his brother. (Uncle Jed.)
3.How many hours of television do you so totally not let your kids watch a week?
Am I a bad person if I say I’ve never counted or monitored that? The kids have always loved being outside, doing a variety of things to drive me crazy, and have a pretty great balance with all things they do.
4.Do you think people who say “we don’t watch television” at playdates but really mean “we just watch DVDs” are lying liars from Liarville?
Yes. Yes. and Yes.
5.How many miles have you driven with your child and not one device of electronic entertainment in a single car trip?
6.What’s your record for calls to the pediatrician or Ask-a-Nurse in a single day?
1. When I am worried enough to call – I make sure I am going in. (When you’re a teacher, you make sure the kid is SICK before sending them to the nurse!)
7.What’s the sexiest thing your husband/partner could text you after a hard day?
Tightwad doesn’t even KNOW what texting IS. Frankly, he is sexiest when holding those mudding and sanding tools he's using to finish our master bedroom that he's been working on for EIGHT YEARS. Yeah. I'm still in the "temporary" room in the basement. We'll chat about THAT later.
8.What’s your favorite iPad joke?
Huh? Is that related to knee-pads? shoulder pads? maxi-pads?
9.What’s the dumbest parenting tool, gear, gadget or device you ever bought?
That bottle of gin. The vodka worked MUCH better.
10.How many years will it take for your child to become more tech-savvy than you?
Are you kidding? That happened YEARS AGO. My kids program my phone, help me on the computer, and basically I’d be LOST without them. Technologically speaking, that is. Now, if only I could get Bitchy to respond to my Skype phone calls, we'd be in business. (She taught me how to use it- but refuses to answer me. Hence,the name.)