Several weekends back, Rebekkah took a Red Cross certified babysitting course and is growing into a semi-responsible pre-teen (as responsible as they can get I suppose). We've been experimenting with leaving the kids home alone while we go out and decided that Rebekkah needed to have a mobile phone (since we always had to leave one mobile phone home with them). Rather than signing up to get a new cheapy free phone for Rebekkah we decided to give Rebekkah Nicole's Razr and get Nicole an iPhone...kind of crazy for a technophobe like my wife!
So now Nicole has an umbelical chord to the net and can get an email, text message, phone call, and surf the web all at once. She will soon no longer be a technophobe and will instead be a techno-wizard. I may soon be asking her for help on operating electronics!
Rebekkah has now joined the mobile generation with a phone that takes pictures and videos, plays music, and can connect to the web. She has been applying her babysitting training by practicing on the 2-year old daughter of some friends of ours and has been doing a fantastic job at it (even changing diapers!).
In addition to purchasing an iPhone this past weekend, I went on a surprise date with Rebekkah to see the 3D Hannah Montana concert movie. I don't think I've ever been in a room with that many screaming pre-teen girls before. It was an experience that I will not soon forget. We went to this since we weren't on the ball to get concert tickets when they became available for her Columbus concert. Needless to say, we were all very disappointed since we all wanted to go to the concert.
Needless to say, the 3D movie was very good though all of the girls seemed to enjoy the Jonas Brothers more than they did Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. It did not quite feel like you could reach out and touch old Miley's electronic hand, but it did sort of feel like you were there somewhat. What I did like about it was that you could sit and watch the movie/concert in a comfortable chair rather than have to deal with the pushing, shoving, screaming, stinking, whining, etc. of a normal concert crowd. Plus it was not nearly as loud as a concert so that was nice.