I was on the couch absorbing the sunshine streaming in our front window while also using my phone to check up on twitter. Howard came to the top of the stairs at my left and looked down at me. He stood there for a long moment, and when I looked up at him he had a half-puzzled, half-pouty look on his face.
“You have more gadgets than I do.” He said.
My first thought was that this was patently ridiculous. Howard is definitely more tech oriented than I am. He always has been. He had a cell phone and a pager back before most people did. He upgraded to an iPhone before I did. His computer was always the good one and mine the hand-me-down. Except I just got a new computer. And I have a little netbook laptop that we bought for my writing. With the addition of the Kindle that my dad bought for my birthday, my personal gadget count exceeds the number of fingers on one hand. This is somewhat baffling to me. Why on earth would I need so many little electronic things? It hardly makes sense for me as a writer and mother. But they are so very useful for me as a business manager and publisher. Also I now have every gadget I can conceive of needing at this point in time. The next four gadgets our family buys will be for Howard and/or the kids, while I continue to use the ones I have until long after most people consider them obsolete. Thus will the natural balance of the household be restored.
Mirrored from onecobble.com.