Thursday, March 3, 2011

Our Morning

It's 30 minutes before the kids need to leave for school.

School uniforms still need to be put on.
Ava needs to finish her breakfast.
Permission slips need to be signed.
Shoes need to be found. (Why do the shoes always go missing? Whyyyy??)
Hair needs to be combed and wrangled.
Lunches need to be packed.
Shoes for dance practice need to be found. (Again with the finding of the shoes.)

So of course it makes total sense, and is a great use of time, to get the kids to watch the promo video for the new iPad.

I don't know why I didn't think of it first. As you can see, Grace is thrilled by the enhanced Face Time capabilities, while Ava remains dubious about the new magnetic cover. Always a wild card, Nate rejects the idea of "the next big thing" altogether. And Jason? Well, I keep catching him doodling "Jason + iPad 4eva" and "Jason iPad" all over the place.

If you're been reading this blog for awhile, you may remember a similar scenario from last year when the iPhone 4 came out:

I think I see a pattern developing.


  1. Isn't it awesome when husbands are oblivious to the stresses of their wives! why is that! oh it's the ipad!:)

  2. Jason is always cutting edge,isn't he? The man NEEDS an iPad. He really does. I love your commentary about the morning madness. Thanks for the chuckles.

  3. I thought you were going to say they were watching the youtube clip of Tom Hanks on Jimmy Kimmel Live doing "toddlers and tiaras." Cause that WOULD be worth pausing the morning rush.

  4. LOL I love those pictures they made me laugh. For kicks, check out my high school friends article on her hubby's obsession with electronics, specifically Apple. You might get a giggle as well.

    Love ya!
    Stephanie and the Norcal Hubbarts

  5. You crack me up. I love the looks on the kids' faces. Jason + iPad sitting in a tree, right? He's a bit obsessed, huh? I have to say I am too. A little iPad2 would be a great 8th anniversary gift, don't ya think?
    Question is...did you make it on time to school with shoes on? I wish I could spray my kids shoes on their feet like in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movie.
    ha. Miss you.

  6. I did the school thing for years; never did get it together. Now we homeschool & all the stress is gone from my mornings: shoes can stay unfound, hair can stay uncombed, the child can eat lollies to sweeten her horrible maths lesson ~ & I don't want an Ipad. Is it a man thing?

  7. This is so hilarious and SO JASON!

    Is he accidentally saying "IPad!" in bed?

  8. Maybe the super dooper new iPad can find the mysteriously disappearing shoes!
    I don't know why I am supposed to know where the shoes are in our house when I don't take them off my feet.

  9. We too suffer the plauge of the shoes.

    And Jason and his iPad obsession are hysterical

  10. Jason, I feel that if you don't have the new iPad you will not be able to meet your responsibilities as the husband of my daughter and the father of my grandchildren. What are you waiting for, man?