I have a problem.
My favorite app right now on my iPhone is…Bingo.
I probably have six different Bingo game apps on my phone right now. I’m not sure why I love it so much, but Bingo is soothing to me. It’s the symmetry of winning with a straight line, it’s the cool power-ups you win each time you daub a spot, and it’s the Type-A personality in me that has to complete each level and win each in-app prize before I move on to the next level.
Jason thinks I’m crazy. I probably am. I have actually USED REAL MONEY to play these games. Not the fake “coins” you get, but actually paid money to buy more Bingo chips.
Any therapy suggestions are welcome….
BUT! It got me thinking about the power of apps. There are thousands of articles out there talking about Web 2.0 and how we live in a world of apps–apps that actually improve our lives and brain functions vs. the time-sucking pleasure of Bingo.
If I really think about it, I use mostly apps. I hardly use any direct Internet on my phone at all. I check e-mail on my Gmail app, search in my Google app, check Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram/LinkedIn/Feedly on apps, I play app games, my pregnancy tracker is an app, find recipes on Epicurious, and check my CapitalOne app to see how much money I can spend on more Bingo chips (I’m telling you, it’s BAD). The few times I do use the web browser is to check celebrity gossip (another shameful confession). And I’m sure there’s an app for that I just don’t know about yet.
So, why would motherhood be any different? I expanded on this in my latest blog for Woman’s Hospital – what apps would make tracking all the things you need to keep track of with a baby easier? There are a lot of options.
Read about it here: http://themommygoround.womansblogs.org/2013/06/27/4158/
I found a few apps that could be helpful when it comes to nursing, tracking medicine, feedings, etc. But I’d love to hear any other suggestions (including, just WING IT!). Head on over there to see what I found and let me know what you think!
….off to play more Bingo…I mean…really….