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Recently, my husband said…

“I really want to get an iPad. What do you think?”

“But don’t you have that cutting edge iPhone? I thought that was all the rage with the kids. And the middle aged.”

“Yes, but the iPad is really amazing. Everyone on the train has one.”

Which kind of reminded me of when I told my mother in high school that EVERYONE at school had a BMW and I simply had to have one. Apparently, not a very convincing argument because to this day, I have never owned a BMW.

“How much is an iPad?” I asked Rick.

I don’t remember what he said exactly but I heard 10 trillion dollars and my Bieber money hasn’t even started to roll in.

Look Rick, if you want to be fancy and the envy of all your train friends, how about one of these?

It’s a phone receiver that plugs right into your cell phone.

So you can look like our friend Lenny….

The convenience of a cell phone. The comfort of a land line. The style of a rock star.

And quite economical.

“What’s that Rick?”

Rick just informed me his iPad should be here in about three weeks.

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Here’s what’s up at Babble NY this week…. Check out some great St. Patrick’s Day festivities for kids at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, a hilarious musical comedy show called LMAO in midtown and two of my favorite products made by moms for moms.

And on The Mouthy Housewives today, I answer a question from a woman who is getting the cold shoulder from her friends. See if you agree with my advice.

16 Responses to the next big thing

  • Littlej says:

    Believe me when I say that the iPad is just a big iPhone without the capabilities of the iPhone. Makes sense, right? Of course, the larger screen is helpful to those who are middle-aged+ 😉

  • I have finally convinced myself that I don’t need an iPad, despite wanting something so pretty and awesome. I have a laptop…I have an iPhone. The iPad can’t do what both of these can, so…yeah, I still want one.

  • Lotte B says:

    I have to agree with Rick on the iPad. My brother got one – and then I needed one too…

    Yes – it is more “nice to have” than “need to have”. Sure. But it is great for trains and cars. Our 2 year son uses on the train when we go on trips in the weekend (personally I don’t use it much…so my guess is that your twins will use it…)

  • Susan says:

    My kids love my new iPad and request to play with my big phone. It also has great apps for kids for road trips!

  • Diane says:

    iPad – which means just one more gadget we cannot afford. Still saving for a MacBook. Have so much hatred and loathing for all things Microsoft one might confuse me for a liberal.

  • My boyfriend (and his father) is giving an iPad 1 to his mother this weekend. She doesn’t know she needs one, so we’re creating the need.

    Only thing is, it’s only a few months since she learned how to use more than one emoticon on her Sony Ericsson phone. I foresee many amusing phone calls in the near future..

    Your kids will love it, you will love it and your husband will hate having to share it with all of you. But once you have it, you can’t imagine never had one before. This is how I feel about my Macbook and I am never going back 😉

  • Anna says:

    my husband got an iPad as a gift and was really excited. yet, he only uses it for its clock/alarm functionality. and i’m not kidding.

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