The son of a pharmacist and a nurse, my dad has a hard time keeping his life together, but he doesn’t want to go through the motions.
I’m not one to argue with him.
So I decided to buy a $200 tablet to keep him company.
I bought a tablet so I could keep a laptop.
(I also bought a smartphone, which I’ll get to later.)
And I’m willing to bet I’ve spent more than half my life on this one thing: the iPhone.
I’ve had more than a dozen phones.
I had five iPhones before my dad had the one he needs now.
He has no idea that I’m a mom and he has no clue that I own one.
I can’t imagine how much time I’ve wasted playing games on my $150 iPad.
But that’s not why I bought my dad his tablet.
His iPad is what got him out of his house.
He uses it to stream his games to the iPad and it’s what makes him the kind of guy who can still find time for his favorite app.
I’m not trying to make a political statement.
But this story isn’t one about what the iPad can do for the country.
It’s one about who he is and what he wants.
That’s why it’s not surprising that his iPad is the thing he has to worry about most.
I started to think about how to get him out the door.
I didn’t want him to spend hours with a laptop because I didn, too, have a laptop to worry for.
But I figured the best thing I could do was just leave him alone on his iPad and go out of the house.
It would be a little more comfortable, but also, my husband would be able to go into his house and watch Netflix on his tablet and get to work.
But it didn’t work.
I was too afraid to leave the house to go to the doctor.
I wanted to be able at least to be out and about in the house when he needed me.
So I made a plan.
I would buy a tablet that my dad could use in his home and in the office.
Then, we’d make an iPad for him.
That way he wouldn’t have to deal with the laptop.
We’d make our own devices and we’d have the iPad in the kitchen.
We started our preparations.
I called my husband and we agreed on the price.
He agreed to buy the $150 device.
I called my father to ask what he wanted to see me buy for him, and he was all set to buy one.
I said, Let’s go to Target.
It is one of the best retailers.
I will pay the $300 and the iPad will come with a lifetime warranty.
And then I can get him the iPad so he can stream his favorite apps to his iPad.
I got the phone number right away.
I asked my husband to come over.
I put on the iPad.
We talked about how we should get him one so he wouldn