I wonder, how the hell did anyone manage to survive past 3 months without Google?
Sure, there were those Childcraft Series books but let’s face it, the gross photos of rashes in those tomes were limited by publishing costs. With the help of Google, I can self-diagnose a bug bite or diaper rash into a gazillion nearly fatal conditions.
Searched in the past 12 hours from my phone:
a. When do blue eyes change color?
b. Activities for 9 month olds
c. Sunscreen for babies
d. What’s that bump on my finger?
e. Fun, cheap Easter decorations
f. How to repair a torn convertible top.
Yes, it seems my curiosity is quite diverse.
Then there are Apps! Apps for every blessed thing you could dream. When I want to take a fun video of Mac, I go for the 8mm app. If I want to see how far I walk, there’s MapMyRun. What the hell are those two bright stars visible from Mac’s room every evening? Thanks to Star Walk, I know they are actually planets.
Is my child ever going to use a reference book of any sort? Sadly, probably not. And it kinda’ pisses me off he’s not going to be bored to death learning the Dewey Decimal System.
It’s easy to get bogged down in the endless amounts of information provided. And unlike good old Encyclopedia Britannica, it’s sometimes hard to discern what’s credible information and what’s not. Which is why, I guess in the end, we are all still parenting the “old-fashioned” way to some degree: by gut instinct and sheer determination to get through another day.
The fabulous ladies over at MerelyMothers put together a tidy little list of free Apps for Mom’s the other day. It’s a great list and worth a peek: Best Free Apps for Moms. http://merelymothers.com/2012/03/13/top-ten-tuesdays-best-free-apps-for-moms/ (In case I messed up inserting the link!)
I’m planning to hit the App Store ASAP to load up their suggestions. My curiosity always gets the better of me!