Thanks, Mr UPS man

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.

Maybe not.

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.



Becky said...

Have a safe trip and a wonderful time!!

Love ya!

Lakegaldonna said...

Yes, have a safe trip! Good luck with your new tool/toy.
Your answer to Syd was perfect.

lw said...

Hope this means we get to see some vacation photos while you're on the road. I agree that your answer to Syd was perfect.

Anonymous said...

We are expecting photos of the trip. Be safe and have a bushel of fun. The answer to Syd was perfect. Wish I had thought of that when our children were younger. You and Rob are very good parents. lum

Terri in BC said...

I will be following your posts - I'm considering a Microsoft Surface as well! have fun on vacation!

qltmom9 said...

Wow, that is tiny. Have a great time. My oldest babygirl (23yo) is moving to Ozark, AR tomorrow. Take a lot of pictures...I'll feel close to my little girl.