Remember my post a couple of years ago about my ipod? How I "hated" it and wouldn't have anything to do with it, and then I fell in love with it?
Well, Apple has got me again. This time with my iphone.
I'm no stranger to the iphone. My husband got me one for my birthday a couple of years ago, right before I had my fifth baby.
So then I was able to update my facebook status immediately after delivery. (joke.) Although I did check my blog while in labor.
What can I say? I used to be one of those people with the flip cell phone--you know the one that your husband bought for you for "emergencies". And it was never charged, and I always left it at home. Not much good in emergencies.
When my teenage daughter was finally able to text on her phone, we set up a contract and all, had her sign the "guidelines"...I know, terrible parents that we are. Mainly, we wanted to get across to her that face to face conversation is the best in all situations. Texting is not chat, etc, etc. I hated the privacy of texting with my teen. It was one of those things I had to let go and trust her. I can't know everything, nor should I.
So, just like I used to be anti-ipod, I used to be anti-texting.
"Hello, my name is Andrea, and I am a recovering hater-texter."
I < 3 texting. I do. And here is why. Those friends of mine who text, it is a wonderful way to stay connected during the day. It is not a substitute for our relationships, but it enhances it. In fact, I just got through texting a friend "Happy Birthday". If I didn't text, would I have contacted her? I don't know. And without facebook I might not have known her birthday. And so on. A-hem. All this rambling to say, texting has changed my life. (cringe, I can't believe I just wrote that.) It has allowed me to be connected to friends and family in a way that is easy and accessible. Do I use it to replace face to face interaction? No. I am very careful about that. And I will not have a serious discussion on text. Texting was also helpful in having an accountability partner as I read the Bible in 90 days.
So, all that to say, if you see a woman with an iphone with a black and white polka dot case, punching the keys and laughing...that's me. LOL. And all that.