Daily Archives: August 28, 2012

She Says… Say Cheese!

Since our train ride that was made possible by letting Owen play games on my iPhone, Owen has gotten incredibly good at the finger swipes necessary to navigate iAnything. He knows how to drag and drop (though that skill is still developing), select, swipe to open the phone, click the circle button to talk to Siri, etc. I lock my phone and he hasn’t yet figured out the code (oh it’s only a matter of time, I’m sure), but he knows how to swipe and hit cancel to “see picture of Owen” that is my wallpaper.

I can’t blame him. I’d stare at this picture all day every day if I could too.

From the home screen, he’ll often hit the button for text messages and say, “Dis button calls Elmo!” because Benjamin has a cute app on his phone where your kid can video chat with Elmo.

It is both entertaining and terrifying how little time he needed to figure this out and how astonishingly addictive it is. He begs and pleads to “watch Owen in da miwwor on phone?” since I let him watch it the other day as a desperate distraction technique. I have successfully convinced him that the games on it only work when we are traveling and that it only plays one video at a time and then it stops playing videos (otherwise he would be happy to watch videos of himself all day!).

But now we have a new “game”. It’s called taking self portraits. Exhibit A:

There were about a million more of his knee from this series as well, which I deleted. But I just can’t bring myself to delete that adorable baby foot.

I pretty much blew his mind when I showed him how to reverse the camera so he could take pictures of his face.

Love this game, despite the fact that it adds a little extra screen time to our day!