Somedays I am so grateful to have it! I love it and I can't wait to see what will happen with it. Then there are someday's where I want to chuck it against the wall and say good ridden's, which I secretly hope it isn't a robot in disguise that I just made angry. Ok that's an exaggeration but hey.
But lately I have been looking around and I just don't love what I see with mobile technology. What happened to parents chasing after their children at the park? What happened to the parents that actually looked up when their child was at the top of the play place yelling "Mom! Mom! Watch me!"? What happened to face to face conversations, instead of "Hey check this out" Where a bright screen is then thrust in your face and then silence reoccurs?
I am definitely guilty of the last one, I am not perfect with consciously knowing when to put my phone down, but I am becoming more aware of it. The other day I took little miss to the Mcdonald's to play, I took her shoes off and let her have at it. I choose the booth closest to play area so I could see her no matter where she went. Then I took gander around me. All 15 people in Mcdonald's were doing one thing. Staring at their phones. Guess what?! They all had someone sitting across from them! There they were eating in silence. Occasionally glancing up, turning their screen they would giggle and then silence would engulf them once more. I couldn't believe it. What really put me over the edge though, a mom was there with her three kids. The little girl was doing something dangerous, and her brother ran to tell their mom. You know what she did? She yelled the girl's name waved her hand to get down and not once, not once did she take her eyes off of her phone! ( I feel justified saying she was doing nothing more important then scrolling through Facebook) I couldn't believe that Facebook was more important then her daughter's safety! I don't normally look at my phone more then a few seconds when I am watching my daughter play, one for her safety and two because I feel that is the perfect time for a creeper to snatch my daughter. But after I saw that occur I made sure my ringer was off and that phone was tucked away in my bag so I all my attention was then placed on my daughter.
I am definitely going to be working on learning to put the phone down when it's not necessary. I am not perfect at it, but right now I definitely have a love hate relationship with technology.