I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, January 16, 2012

Inventions We Can't Live Without

Me - Inventions, wow! I couldn't live without the TV. How else would I watch Full House, Disney Channel and Nickelodeon? I also like the DVD player because than I can own seasons of Full House and Mary Kate and Ashley movies. I couldn't live without the MP3. I have so many CDs now especially right after the holidays. I am sure there will be at least a few songs on each CD that I don't like. On my MP3, I can listen to only the songs I like. The other great thing about it is when we are in the car and my family is listening to something I don't like (like my sister's Dora CDs), I can listen to my own stuff. I could not live without my DS. It is so much fun to imagine all the different things you can do and be when you are older. The series of Imagine DS games is all different jobs you can have such as being a teacher, a vet, a doctor, a hair stylist and so many other things. Then, there are other brands of DS games that are also things you can be when you grow up even things like a mom and a babysitter. There are also DS games that are just pretend and fun to play and make you think about how you would want things to be like there is one where you can build your own amusement park. There are so many inventions that I can't live without, but all of them happen to be electronics. Maybe, some day there will an invention that I can't live without that is not an electronic.

Mom - While I suppose you could live without just about any invention if you really had to (except maybe ones that are medically necessary) these are the inventions that I would not want to live without. The DVR because as I am sure I have previously mentioned, I don't care about what is on when, I want to watch what I want when I want.  I have become so spoiled watching the DVR that I can't stand watching live TV and not being able to fast forward through commercials. When my kids were little, they didn't even know from regular TV. They would say "Did Sesame Street tape?" not "Is Sesame Street on?" I also like the DVD player because the idea of actually being able to own movies was something I could only have dreamed of when I was a kid. I also like DVDs because I like all the extras. I guess some people might think it is boring hearing comments about the making of a movie or something like that, but I find it interesting. The MP3 because I just love the idea that instead of listening to a CD when you might like only one or two songs, you can just take 100's of songs you like put them together on a tiny gadget and take them with you anywhere you want. The computer because it just makes keeping in touch with people and finding information so much easier. Of course, the bad thing about computers is they eat up time. You sit down at your computer to look something up or do something and one thing leads to another and the next thing you know it's several hours later. I also love my e-reader. I still like and read print books too, but it is so nice to be able to have and carry around so  many books at one time without having to actually carry around heavy books. I also like that you can buy and have books instantly, and that you don't have to worry about losing you place because your book fell on the ground and you book mark fell out or something. What I don't like about e-books:  it is hard to go back to something in  book if you didn't book mark it and you don't know what chapter it is in or anything. It is also easier to leaf through and see how many pages are in a chapter with a print book which is something I usually like to do. Anyway, I'm sure there are many other things that although I might be able to live without I wouldn't want to, but I can't think of any of them now so maybe I'll talk about them another day.

And that's our view. Tune in Friday for another topic.

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