My husband Rick really likes new gadgets.
Like thanks to some kind of new wireless tech thing in our home…. when I take some pictures on my digital camera and walk in the house, the photos are automatically uploaded to our computer, sent to Shutterfly and delivered to my husband’s email inbox.
I mean what the heck happened to a little privacy for the lady of the house?
Of course I guess this means I can’t take photos of my neighbor who has a knack for walking around in his skivvies while leaving the drapes open. Now I’ll have to set up a painting easel in his front yard to capture these beautiful moments on canvas and frankly, you can imagine how that whole situation could get awkward.
So given Rick’s love for technology, I thought he would be all about this new clock…
It’s supposed to help kids sleep through the night by turning blue at bedtime and then yellow when it’s time to wake up. It sounded perfect for Summer who thinks 6 am is an ideal time to kick start her day, and ours too.
Except when Rick took the clock out of its box and set it up, it didn’t work.
And then he tried again. This time it woke our girls up in the middle of the night with some kind of fairy dust story and music.
We unplugged it. And let it sit there for weeks.
But because a man who’s monitoring his wife’s every digital move doesn’t want to be outdone by a kid’s clock and because Summer still had a penchant for early morning wake-ups, he tried again.
And this time, on a trip to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I noticed that the clock had turned yellow to signify wake up time at 3:38 AM. Hmm…. perhaps it was time for the lady of the house to get involved.
Not that I want to brag (but it is my blog so I can really do whatever I want)… I read the manual, spent a couple minutes setting it and it worked flawlessly.
Well, the clock.
Summer still wakes up at 6 am.