All of the relatives came over for our Easter party. Usually, it's fun to see the little kids and note how much they've grown over the past year. For example, Baby Jason can walk and talk on his own now. But all the other kids looked and acted exactly the same, and with the amount of screaming they do, that's not really a good thing.
So this year, I let the fourth grader play with my iPad and the second grader play with my iPod Touch. Some of the kids at school must have Apple equipment, because they were instantly able to pick them up and start playing. It made me feel like I'm suffering from a bad case of Old Person Who Can't Use Technology Syndrome, becaue it took me two weeks to figure out how to work my first iThingy. In my defense, the device had no manual and only two buttons, which makes using it extremely non-obvious.
Anyway, there are about six or so games on my iPad that I haven't gotten around to playing yet. I took them from the "most downloaded free games" section of iTunes. Either these are incredibly popular games I haven't heard of, or the kids are strapped for cash, because they already knew the games and how to play them.
It actually ended up being kind of nice. Instead of running around and screaming, the children were sitting on the couch, playing the iDevices and screaming. Plus, they unlocked a decent amount of achievements. Sure, Marcus isn't good enough at Jetpack Joyride to get past section two, but when he replays the first two sections over and over again for a full hour, suddenly my coin total jumps from 3 to 3,000. Thank you, Cousin Marcus! Just make sure to return the iPod before going back home.