Little Miss's iPad gift

Everyone Has An iPad

January 9, 2013 by Michelle

I’ve come to the conclusion that everyone has an iPad.  Or an iPhone.  And most likely, both.  This includes not just most families, but each individual member of the family, apparently.  I am still shocked by how many of my friends have an iPad for each of their children – and both parents.

We have one iPad in our house… and it’s unquestionably mine.  And my husband and I don’t have iPhones; we’re both Droid fans and have phones in the Galaxy family.  We wouldn’t change a thing.  Someday the wee ones will need to have their own phones, but that day is a long way off in my mind yet.  That said, many of the wee ones’ friends have access to phones or iTouches where they can text via wifi.

We live in the Dark Ages in our house.  Is this the point in time when I admit that neither of the wee ones knows how to turn on the television?

We’re apparently moving quickly into the future, however.  Yesterday, I was at school picking up Mister Man to take him to tae kwon do.  A friend of Little Miss’s ran up to me and handed me a piece of paper.  “Here Little Miss’s Mom (I have no name other than someone’s mom anymore).  This is Little Miss’s new iPhone!” and then he scampered off.

I looked at the paper and smiled.  It had numbers drawn across the top, along with an Apple logo and a touchscreen.  I shook my head and waited for Mister Man to appear.  Not two minutes later, the same boy was back.  “Little Miss’s Mom!  Little Miss’s Mom!  I almost forgot to give this to you.  It’s Little Miss’s new iPad.”

Little Miss's iPad gift

Special, isn’t it?  And sort of sweet.  It’s already loaded with Angry Birds, of course.  The screen is even open to that game.  Apparently someone has figured out that the wee ones love Angry Birds.  Did I mention that this isn’t just Angry Birds but the full version of Angry Birds Star Wars that the wee ones have been begging me to buy since November?

Lest you think that this is a knockoff iPad, you simply need to turn it over and examine the back.  It includes the Apple logo and the word “Apple” just in case you were confused.  There might be a little bit of a spelling error, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that this isn’t a real iPad.

Back of Little Miss's iPad with Apple logos

And how do I know that this is real?  Aside from the fact that Mister Man saw it last night and immediately purchased, errrr made, his own iPad, the wee ones have been playing Angry Birds on their new iPads.  Watching their faces as they beat various levels – and at times didn’t manage to destroy all the pigs on a given level was priceless.

And last night when I went upstairs to bed and saw a sliver of light coming from under Mister Man’s bedroom door, he wasn’t sneaking a book up there.  No, he was playing with his brand new iPad.

On one hand, I’m a little frightened for the not to distant future.  On the other hand, this is a heck of a lot cheaper than the alternative, and if they’re happy with this version, who am I to stop them?

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  • Jasmine


    How sweet! My 5 year old takes his dad’s iPad all the time. He asked for his own for Christmas and Kwanzaa. I said no. I wish he’d get this creative! He knows how to work the iPad and everything… as in, can rearrange, reprogram and purchase apps. YIkes!

  • Amanda @ High Impact Mom


    Okay, first of all…how sweet is it that this little guys is already making her gifts?! LOVE! Second, we, too, are members of the dark ages and have only just decided maybe we should start teaching the small people how to work the actual electronics and such around the house. I’ve found it to be both frightening and liberating. 😀 Oh, and we don’t own a single Apple product. At all. Jon is a PC tech and you know that stuff is just not allowed. 😉

  • Jessica @FoundtheMarbles


    I have to admit – I think that’s kind of adorable.
    And yes, we too are an iPad household.

  • Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking}


    Aww, how sweet but I agree with you with the amount of young children with iPads! I have an iPad 3 and the original before I upgraded. I have 3 children between the ages of 8-12, neither have an iPad. The younger 2 have a desktop PC in their room which I restrict access to and recently I bought the eldest her own laptop as my MIL was selling cheap.

    I sold my original iPad to my SIL and she bought it off me to give to her daughter… her daughter that’s 3! Her other child is 12 and has an iPad too. I think it’s crazy. I realise children ask for these things at Christmas and birthdays but I just can’t fathom spending that amount of money. I see friends on Facebook who get cars for Christmas and such and think ‘wow’ they must have awesome jobs to spend so much.

    Maybe I’m just too frugal because I like to think that my children would be more appreciative of possessions when they realise the expense involved and not just asking and getting all the time. *shrug*

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