Raising Technology Early Adopters- Anyone need an App Tester?

Last night Truett had a hell of a time going to sleep. This is rare. The kid is the easiest baby ever, I just lay him down and he goes to sleep. Not so for his older brother Jack, but I think it is only fair that I have one good sleeper and one bad. I am not sure what caused Truett to be so restless, but after his fifth time waking up, I finally gave in and introduced him to the iPad. He has never really seen it because his older brother Jack won’t let him near it during his waking hours.

Now mind you, this was his very first time using it or seeing a game on it. I did not show him how to use it, mainly because I was exhausted, so I just turned it on and put it in front of him. This is what ensued.

It was amazing. Truett is not yet 1 year old, and intuitively he just swiped and taped and laughed.  I have heard about babies taking to them this way, but I had not seen it with my own eyes.  As I sat watching him in the middle of the night, bathed in the light from the screen, with his goofy newly toothed grin, I couldn’t help but feel a little pride. I had to reach for my iPhone and record it. I am proud that our house is tech savvy. That our babies get to experience this magical time where mobile technology is still so new. I remember being little and thinking how cool it would have been to be alive when they invented the telephone, the airplane , the first space shuttle, or even the first computer.  I longed to be a part of that history. Yet here are Truett and Jack, making their own history with this technology. They are some of the earliest adopters and I think that is pretty rad.   I imagine it is how our parents felt they saw us speak into a telephone.

My only fear is that Truett will now set his internal clock to wake up in the middle of the night, when his brother Jack is sleeping, just so he gets his fair share of time on the iPad.

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