Thursday, March 14, 2013

Quell

Thanks to Steve Jobs, we don't need Cheerios and crayons anymore. An iPhone is almost all it takes to keep everyone occupied until the DinoBites arrive.


There's a phone app called Gas Buddy, which Zachary uses to help Gramps hunt for the cheapest gas in Naperville. I've never used this app, so I can only testify to its soothing powers. On both of them.

There's the Camera Roll, of course, where pictures and videos are stored. Zach and Charley love this because they are the stars of 98 percent of it. Who doesn't like to look back on one's life two weeks ago and reminisce?

These kids hold these gadgets in near-reverence, for it is their go-to to toy within minutes of us sitting down to order.







And then there's the element of child-as-photographer. This may be the best app of all.

We can talk lighting and composition later.

Meanwhile, here's to calm at all dinner tables. And encouraging budgeting and art in one fell swoop.


Each week Naperville Now participates in Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday. See what others have to say about the letter Q here.


20 comments:

Riet said...

that gorgeous little girl

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great post ~ and the photos are wonderful ~ she is beautiful and adorable ~ Generation of gadgets ~ tis what it is ~ enjoy the weekend ~

Thanks for coming by ^_^

sandra Tyler said...

I tried to resist the gadgets for as long as possible. Didn't last long. Especially going to restaurants. Now our boys are 7 and 9 and we've upgraded from lending them our iPhones to lending them their ipads. We "lend" so often, I asked for the mini Ipad for my birthday (love it!) since I can't get my hands on my own Ipad anymore....

Lola said...

Such a cute little girl - wonderful photography!

Thanks for stopping by!

Irene said...

At least there's no danger of having bored little kids in restaurants any more. I suppose there's something to be said for that.

Leovi said...

Yes, very nice, pure tenderness, beautiful photos!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

ahhh..how cute!

i use my ipad the same way...

Tracy Cook said...

My children 21 a28 would have managed quite well with book bags and paper now my grandson plays on his daddy's phone or mine

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

A sign of the times, I guess! What a cutie, and budding photographer! My 7 year old granddaughter loves taking phone pics and now has a video camera that looks like a phone -- I don't know exactly what it is, but she loves it!

Pam said...

I've kept some wonderful efforts from 'child as photographer' including a Christmas where our heads were lacking, to a photo hinting of a corner of enormous overgrown zuchinni, the rest being bare earth. They bring back such warm and funny memories.

Sharon said...

I get Grammy, I play iPad!

Aunt Johanna said...

Next time I see Charley, she'll have to teach me new Apps on my iPhone. She is so, so cute!

VBR said...

i always chuckle when i see a little child sitting in a stroller busily tapping away on an iphone or an ipad. they are totally absorbed in their activity while mommy shops!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Great series of shots....am amused by the background sign 'Splat Happens'♫ Happy Week-end♥ My Q effort: http://lmkazmierczak.blogspot.com/2013/03/quogue.html

EG CameraGirl said...

It's amazing how kids take to the gadgets while I'm still mystified...well, almost mystified.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh how cute! Are any other toys really needed?
What? I think the composition's great!

Pondside said...

Save that photo - it may be worth millions when she hits the big time!

Kathy and Freddy said...

Great idea, but how do you keep them from making phone calls???

Naperville Now said...

There is that.

Jenny said...

My middle Grandlittle is my smart phone tutor.

I think she gets frustrated with me.

I still make them turn off all electronics when they come to visit me.

They roll their eyes but then we have fun!

That picture is beyond sweet!

Thanks for linking.

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