I was on Facebook (my first mistake) and noticed a post about gift ideas for a nine year old girl. Great, I thought. I know about ten year old boys. I'll chime in with my suggestions. Oh man. I think 23 out of 24 comments had suggested the iPod Touch.
First of all I don't know anything about the iPod touch. I've heard of iPad and I have an iPod shuffle but the iPod touch is new to me. I don't read the newspaper, I don't watch much TV and we do not ever get circulars in the mail. Things are happening in the world and I am clueless. Don't worry, I know about other stuff, just not this, I guess.
The iPod touch is $199.
One person in the above-mentioned post was buying one for her not-yet two year old.
I am flabbergasted.
Other people have already got them for their three, five and seven year old kids.
For each of their three kids.
We are in the wrong professions. There's no way we could afford that.
Hold up, even if we could, I just wouldn't.
Then doubt starts to creep in. Am I raising techno-deficient misfits?
If we ever relocated back to New Zealand would the kids and indeed me, be so behind the times we'd be ostracised?
|Little Guy this morning|
Whatever your views on iPod touch or iPhone or any of the other 'it' items for adults (and I guess kids) I think I am happy with my choices.
We might seem a little Amish but I'm sure that if you met my kids you'd love them. I really just have to cross my fingers that they turn out to be decent society-contributing citizens. Or Nobel Peace Prize winners.