My girl wanted an iPad. Started telling us back in October that she was going to ask Santa for one. Her Daddy and I laughed at that one.
Determined, she sat down and wrote down every way she could earn enough money to buy her own iPad. She thought of everything from starting her own Dog walking business to selling all her old DSi games. And she did - she asked our neighbors to walk their dogs and they let her....and paid her. She sold all her old games to Game Stop. Sold all her American Girl Doll furniture on our local Yahoo group. She started watching the baby for me (I was still home). And she asked everyone to give her $$ for Christmas.
He Daddy & I tried for weeks to talk her into buying a Kindle Fire. It does everything she wanted. But NOOOOOOOOO - it's not an "Apple" product. Man, she listened well when I was convincing Matt to let me buy a PowerBook last summer.
And we had a slight hiccup when "Santa" told her that he would get one. She recovered well once she saw that didn't happen.
Finally, thanks to the generosity of our neighbors and relatives, Miss Sis had enough money to buy her beloved iPad. Last Tuesday, we took a little trip to the Apple Store.
She walked right in, confident as can be (where does she get that from?), and told the first Apple Kid she saw that she would like to buy a "white 16 gig iPad please."
Miguel worked with her for over half a hour setting her up. He showed her cool apps to download and short cuts to run certain programs.
Even Bubba was pretty patient with the whole experience. It was as if he knew this was going to be something fun to play with....
Is it glued to her side at all times? Yes - though it is downstairs at us at night (we aren't that stupid). She has face-timed with Grandma, texted all her friends, watched Once Upon a Time (cute show) on ABC, read a book, emailed me a few silly jokes, and played Pet Hotel. On Saturday I received no less than 20 texts from her while I was out shopping.
Do I think that is a wise investment for her to have made???
Absolutely. The joy on her face and the confidence in her heart that she can tackle any goal she sets her mind to is absolutely worth every penny.
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