See, a few months ago, on my birthday actually, he called me up to let me know he'd just bought a car. It was a piece of crap Jeep Wagoneer and it was puffing blue smoke. This was a problem for 5 reasons.
1. He already had a car, a very nice car actually.
2. He'd never fixed a car in his life.
3. It was my birthday
4It was barely a month after my c-section and there was a ton of work that needed to be done in the yard and I couldn't do it.
5. He didn't ask me first (probably because he knew I'd said no).
I was a little upset. He was very apologetic. We made a deal that it would be out of my garage before Christmas, whether it was fixed or not.
He worked on it most nights, pouring time and money into it. I wondered if the dump had a pick up service. Then, one week before Christmas, he fixed the blue smoke problem, put it up for sale, and sold it two days later for a pretty decent profit.
He used that profit to buy me an iPad for Christmas.
It was very sweet of him.
Since then I've been trying to figure out what to do with this iPad. It's a very useful little contraption, with apps to help with everything from calorie counting to tweeting. But I'm finding that we (and by we I mean my three-year-old and occasionally my husband or me) mostly use it to play dumb games.
Truth be told, I have the same love/hate relationship with the iPad that I have with most of the other pieces of technology in my house. It makes me miss simpler times... like last month.
But I'd still rather have the iPad than the Jeep.
Do you ever get overwhelmed by technology? Has your spouse ever bought a car without asking you? Do you play Angry Birds?