For the past few years, my husband has had a Blackberry for work. A few months ago, he bought me an iPhone.
We have been amazed at the differences between these two very similar communication devices.
For example, with the Blackberry, CapableDad feels like he must always be in touch. People can reach him anytime, day or night and even on the weekends. To him, the Blackberry is like a ball and chain.
With the iPhone, on the other hand, I feel like I can always be in touch. I don't have to worry about missing a message anytime, day or night and even on the weekends. To me, the iPhone gives me great freedom.
With the Blackberry, CapableDad dreads its ringing to alert him of a phone call or the buzz of another e-mail. He feels like he has to respond immediately.
On the other hand, with the iPhone, I love the ringing to alert me of a phone call or the buzz of another e-mail. I love the fact I can respond immediately.
When we are on a trip, CapableDad can never escape knowing what is going on back at the office because of his Blackberry. He is aware of all of the latest news.
With the iPhone, when we are on a trip, I don't ever have to wonder what is going on back home with my friends and family. I'm always aware of all of the latest news.
So, clearly, it's plain to see that the iPhone is FAR superior to the Blackberry.
What do you think? Do you have either an iPhone or a Blackberry? Which one do you prefer? Or maybe I should ask: Are you more like CapableDad or more like me?
As a stay-at-home mom, I often do the same things over and over: I empty the dishwasher. I sort the laundry. I cook the mac n cheese. Everyday.
And in all of those moments that seem so mundane, I have lots and lots of Moments of Meaning. Often with my kids or my husband, or a friend. That's what makes me not just an ordinary mom, but an everydayMOM (Moments of Meaning) mom.
I add a little of my job skills to my life as a mom by trying to create order in our often chaotic lives. I know that my work DOES matter because I'm doing the job God gave me to do.