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High Tech Toddlers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

iPad, Smart Phones, tv, Leapfrog, laptops, tablets, you name it, and my 19 month old toddler will figure out how to use it in less than 2 minutes. I have to hide my laptop because she will get on it and play. Even my cell phone has a lock code on it now because she was taking selfies and video calling people. I also have lots of texts to friends from her. She will be a pain when she's a teen with a phone.

I swear, they put microchips in the prenatal vitamins so that kids come out and can use the newest Apple products. Of course, I said I wanted to be a parent who didn't rely on technology to help my child "learn" until she was older. Who are we kidding? We need to stop lying to ourselves and admit how much we now rely on technology and the latest gadgets to entertain our kids. I am not ashamed of this. I'm very selective about what she is aloud to watch, what she plays and how much of it all she gets and when.

Lately, when cartoons get turned off, she freaks. Full blown fit with flailing limbs and screaming. So I decided it was time for a break from electronics for her. Get her back to playing with her Duplo Blocks and grocery store.

This day was different though. I am both disappointed and amused at this. We were at my parents playing and she was playing on her toy smartphone (they bought it of course). She puts it up above her head, poses, and says, "Cheee". Pulls it down to look at "it" then raises it back up and says, "CHEEEEESE".
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In the meantime, I will try my best to keep her little and laugh at how silly she is.

4 comments:

  1. Isn't it crazy how good they are with gadgets like that? I am really strict when it comes to what my son watches as well, and he got to the point where he would throw a huge fit if he had to stop watching his cartoon. Needless to say the television was taken away for a while. It wasn't fun! Good luck :)

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    1. If you didn't see them doing it, you would never believe it. Today, I was putting her down for her nap and she kept asking for cartoons. I told her no. Oh boy, was that the wrong answer. She flipped. Well, she will have to learn.

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  2. microchips in prenatal vitamins. hahahahahaha

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  3. It amazes me how much little ones can do on technology! I am still not great at it;)

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