I blogged the other month about how the Alexa had assisted in 21st Century parenting – well, last night we had another ‘benefit’ of technology.
The youngest shouted downstairs that she needed me to go and lie with her to go to sleep – but the husband and I had a few minutes left on a TV programme we were watching – so I hollered back up the stairs that I needed 5 minutes, and she should count 300 elephants (if she doesn’t count elephants she counts too quickly!)
Anyway – after about 5 minutes I headed upstairs to be told it wasn’t yet time. I was confused how she was so adamant (or that she’d counted close to 300 to be honest) to be told she’d set the timer on her iPad for 5 minutes so she could check I wasn’t fibbing!!
Technology can be very useful – but also catch you out…..