So, if you know me, you know I just recently got my first iPhone. I was somewhat familiar with it's capabilities from family and friends who have already been using one, but seriously - this thing is freakin' amazing! I am declaring it the new Mother's Helper. Here's how my iPhone gets me through the day...
6:30am Alarm goes off. I think about getting out of bed to sneak in a work out before Jon Jon wakes up. I hit snooze.
7:15 Jon Jon and I snuggle on the couch watching Chuggington. I slyly check my emails, the weather, and some news headlines because actually watching Chuggington is a little hard to take.
7:25 Jon Jon realizes I'm looking at my phone and he starts pointing at it yelling "Meow! Meow! Meow!" Jon Jon wants to play with the kitty, a.k.a. the Talking Tom cat app. So we talk to the kitty for about 15 minutes and make him purr, or Jon Jon's favorite, make him fart. But the cool thing about this app is that Tom the cat repeats everything you say, so Jon Jon has fun saying all his favorite words to Tom and giggles when he says them back.
9:00 I make a shopping list in the notes section of my phone. I'm great at making shopping lists, but awful about remembering to take them with me to the store. But I am very good at taking my phone everywhere I go - so, voila! I even get super OCD at the store by erasing each thing as I put it in my cart, because I'm also good at forgetting things, even when they are written down in front of me.
11:00 While at Walmart I use my RedLaser app to scan the barcode of some screen protectors I want to buy, only to find out I can buy it for half the price online! Moms love to save money! (More money for facials!)
12:30 I use the My Fitness Pal app to record my calorie intake so far for the day. I have 9 more pounds to lose to reach my goal weight (note - this is not baby weight - this is married weight! Damn you fabulous husband and your need to eat dinner every night! :) And can I also mention that it is near impossible to only eat 1200 calories a day!!! Geez!!!!!! But this app is seriously easy to use, and it has over 400,000 foods preloaded with calorie and nutritional value making it a snap.
1:30 Jon Jon is napping so I decide to park it on the couch for a little bit and play some Words With Friends, an interactive scrabble game. I've never been very good at Scrabble, but I have found this to be highly addictive. And you do learn some new vocabulary... who knew that "qi" was an actual word?! Maybe one day I learn what it means.
Did I mention that I have used my Facebook app at least 10 times by now?
5:00 Time to start thinking about what to make for dinner as I stare at a package of chicken breast and wonder how to make it fabulous. Enter the Epicurious app. Using the "low calorie" filter, I have my answer: Farfalle w/ Chicken, tomatoes, caramelized onions and goat cheese. MMMMM.
6:00 Dinner is cooking and Jon Jon, Jon and I have a dance party using my Pandora app. I highly recommend making an "I've Got a Feeling" channel. Woop woop!
9:00 Jon Jon is fast asleep and Jon and I relaxing in front of the TV, watching some old movie that has an actress about which I keep saying "What is she from??!!!" Not being able to take the guessing game any more, you guessed it, I use my IMDB app to look up the movie and the actress and satisfy my curiosity. Yay! I can sleep now.
9:30 Play a little more Words With Friends and then decide to call it a day.
Oh, wait. Must check Facebook one more time...
And to think I've only had my iPhone for 2 weeks. How did I ever live without it?