Lost Phone

6 Jun
Image from Apple

Image from Apple

The past week and a half has been a busy one. I finally sat down to do all the posts I have to do and realized I haven’t posted anything since before Memorial Day. Last week I lost my cell phone for a while so that only added to the craziness that was going on. Fortunately, a Nanny had found it in my building, but didn’t want to leave it with anyone. My daughter had played with it and set it on a table. I was able to use Find My Phone to know that it hadn’t left the building. It took a lot of asking around but I eventually got it back 2 days later. I felt completely naked without it but it was also nice because I wasn’t checking my e-mails, texts, tweets, and Facebook all the time. I enjoyed time with my girls at the park and wasn’t distracted.

The few days without my phone made me realize how dependent I have become on it for many reasons, listed below:

Communicating with the World: I can remember the days I never had a phone to begin with. Play dates were scheduled in advance and you had to be on time to the scheduled meeting place because there was no way to get in touch if anything came up. Before you left, you needed to make sure you had enough quarters, dimes, or nickels to call home, just in case. These days I have no home phone, I can’t even tell you where the nearest pay phone is and I only know a handful of numbers. Luckily there were no emergencies. I also rely on text messages and e-mails to schedule last-minute play dates or to get in touch with my husband to make dinner plans.

Time Management: It’s been years since I’ve worn a watch. I haven’t needed to since I carry my phone. I set alarms and can check the time easily. Without my phone I was late to everything and didn’t want to go far from home because I was afraid of missing their scheduled classes.

Pictures: I have no idea what I would have done if my phone was gone for good. I hadn’t backed up my phone in a while and I take pictures of my girls primarily with my phone since it is on me all the time. I was unable to finish my reviews and posts because all the photos I had taken for them were on there. Time to commit to backing up my photos to the Cloud or saving them to my computer.

Lessons learned: Make sure to get your phone back from your child when they are playing with it and make sure you consistently backing up your information.

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