Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wren and the iPad

Wren has a bad case of PvZ addiction. For him, an iPad is merely a tool for Plants Versus and as a result of frequent tantrums I have asked Joshua to take the iPad to work so there is no room for negotiation.

Yesterday, Wren accompanied me to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store to get my keyboard sorted out. While I spoke to the Genius, Wren played iPad. The Apple store attaches the devices to the counter with a cable. Since the cable was too short to reach to the floor and Wren was too short to reach to the counter, he stood on one of the jelly ball seats.

When you arrive at the Apple Store you are greeted by an employee with an electronic device, headphones and a sunny personality. They meet you and direct you to a sales / support / Genius person. This was the conversation when we arrived:

Wren [looking up at a tall young man with bleached tips to his spiky hair and Lennon glasses]: Do you have Plants Versus?
Him: I don't think so.
Me: Its on the iPad. Do you have an iPad with Plants Versus Zombies on it?
Him: No, that's not something I've seen.
Wren [grabbing an iPad and standing on tiptoes with iPad hanging half off the counter.] "HERE IT IS!"
Me: Oh, he has found it.
Him: Huh? Oh. Good.

While I was busy at the Genius Bar Wren attracted a lot of interest for his cuteness, adroit use of the iPad and absolute concentration on PVZ (which he explained to the non-Genius apple guy was "Like you must stop the Zombies or they will EAT YOUR BRAINS".

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