The tablet came last night. And, everyone was so excited. Sydney didn’t even know what I’d bought, but she could feel the excitement. Before I even opened the box, I told her it was a tablet.
And, then she nearly ruined it for me. “What? Why does he get a tablet when I’m using dinosaurs? He doesn’t even know how to use his iphone.” Rob just shook his head.
I kept unpacking and she stomped off to the kitchen. When I was done, I calmly followed her and closed her book with my hand and said “I make money. I get to use my money to give myself presents once in a while. Now that you have a job, you can buy yourself presents once in a while. And, I give you plenty of stuff, so I don’t really want to hear that again.” And, I walked off and that was it. (Whoowhooooo. no screaming, no yelling, no swearing…parenting at it’s best) But, she hasn’t been excited again about it. Maybe if I let her use it in the truck on Sunday while we are on the perpetual drive to Arkansas.
Anyway, it’s a Microsoft Surface RT. Not built to replace my laptop, and not intended to. I spent all last night installing the software updates…even got up at 3 am and kicked off the next step before returning to bed. Hopefully, now I can play with it. I’ve installed my first app and my next steps are to work my way through the 93 page owner’s manual, one step at a time. Because it sure would be nice to actually understand the electronic device instead of knowing just enough to do one or two things.
Anyway, it’s tiny and it only weighs 3 lbs.
I won’t be moving my life to it, but can’t wait to learn to blog on it.
Everybody have a great Friday. One more workday and one packing day and we’re off.