11 Ways Your Relationship With Your Phone Changes After Kids
Before you were a mom, your smartphone was your life. Now there's a darling, diapered little person in that role. Where does that leave your former electronic appendage?
Before Kids: Your best friend was at the top of your favorite contacts list.
After Kids: Your pediatrician is at the top of your favorite contacts list.
Your Kids + Screentime Mantra
BK: "I'll never use a screen to babysit my child."
AK: "Mommy's going to have a glass of wine, and you're going to get to pop some more bubbles!"
Your Phone Case
BK: Cute, white, and bedazzled
AK: Rubberized, shatterproof, and filthy
BK: You knew where that thing was 24/7.
AK: "Did you check the sand box? How about the toilet?"
AK: It would take you 22 minutes to count how many apps you have.
Most Frequently Used Apps
BK: TED and Plenty of Fish
AK: Too Many Teddy Bears and SquiggleFish
BK: You took a hundred pictures a year.
AK: You take a hundred pictures an hour.
Your Music Playlist
BK: An homage to indie rock (Arctic Monkeys, anyone?)
AK: An homage to kindie rock (Recess Monkey, anyone?)
Texts to Your Partner
BK: "Baby, I'm gonna rock your world tonight."
AK: "Tonight's your turn to rock the baby."
Most Frequently Used Emoji
BK: Wine glass
AK: Smiling poop
Tracking Bowel Movements
BK: ...simply was not something you did.
AK: Yup...there's an app for that.