I know some of us moan about technology and Big Brother watching you all the time. But after today, I am really thankful for it.
My Daughter had an after school club today, so instead of her getting the bus home. We arranged she would text me and I would pick her up.
I had a busy day today, where the day just flew by. I checked my phone to see what the time was and it was coming up to just before 4pm. So I thought I would have a quick coffee before she text me.
The Good Side Of Technology
This is where I am thankful for technology. We have a tracker on our phones and I can track to see where she is. When she is at school her phone is always turned off. But I do know that when she goes to after school clubs she turns it on. So I thought I would just check while having my coffee. How glad am I that I did.
The tracker said she was half way home, so I checked the bus and it was due in 2 minutes at our stop, (yes I can track the bus as well), the bus came and did not stop and went sailing past. Queue me going into panic mode, I kept ringing her phone no reply, tried face time no reply. Luckily my Mum was with me, so I grabbed her keys and we ran out the door into the car to look for her. I saw her walking up the road. Now I live on the same road as a major attraction, it is very busy, one side has a pavement the other a grass verge. She was walking along on the grass verge. I stopped the car and Mum jumped out (in her slippers) and ran across to her while I turned the car around and picked them up.
I am so glad my Mum got to her first or I would have killed her and then hugged her. Her after school club was cancelled, her phone had broken and she missed the bus as had not been told that the club was cancelled, so as she couldn’t contact me she walked home.
Luckily, her Dad has fixed her phone and she knows to walk on the pavement side, but honestly I have never been so scared, it is amazing what goes through your mind.
Today I was so very grateful to modern technology.
Mothergeek has also spoken about when should kids have smartphones. It is every childs dream and every parents nightmare as to when to give in and let your child have a phone.