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.
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