My Love Hate Relationship

For inquiring minds, yes I own an iPhone. No, I do not know where it is on a regular basis. This drives my kids’ nuts. I usually discover it re-charging unless it is in my purse on mute. My grandkids love playing games on it, thus the reason I re-charge it.


I truly believe I could live a happy, well-adjusted, fun-filled life without a cellphone.

Do you remember the car phones? Okay, I am dating myself, but when mobile phones first came out, a brilliant invention called a car phone came into the world. It remained in the car. Everyone had a phone in the house and everyone had a phone in the car. Makes perfect sense to me.

Let me explain. I am a busy person and I love my life. I also love my computer and spend a large amount of time on it. When not at home, I am driving somewhere, teaching, speaking, eating, visiting, or on my way home from somewhere.

I have a husband, and we spend time together evenings and weekends doing many things, which also includes dialoguing. When, pray tell, am I supposed to talk on my iPhone?

I cannot take it into a meeting, or a restaurant, or a hospital, or church expecting to use it, so I leave it in my car. I get in the car and cannot hear with the bluetooth, so it stays in my purse.

I beg my kids to call the house phone or better yet, come over! I tell my friends and other family members to email me. I am online by 5:00 am every day. Call then if  you want to talk to me.

Yes, I will admit, I have been tempted to use my cellphone to call people when I cannot sleep in the middle of the night. Especially if there is nothing good on television. But I cannot bring myself to do it. Yet.

Well, I have to go. You guessed it, my phone is ringing a patriotic melody.

Someone changed the ringtone again.

Question: How are you and your mobile phone getting along these days?

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • Courtney Lux

    I use my phone for pretty much everything. I am also a busy person, but my cellphone is my main source of communication. If my boss needs me, she will text to find out where I am. If my boyfriend needs something, he calls me. I use Facebook on my phone because I am never in the same place long enough to whip out my laptop. If it were my choice, I would rather talk to people in person. Too many things get misconstrued through digital communication, in my opinion. Yet, here I am giving my opinion through digital media.

    • Hi Courtney! Of course you love your cellphone-yet I’m responding from my laptop. Isn’t this a beautiful relationship! Yet I’d rather see you in person too!

  • Melody Flannery

    I think I need to lose my phone for a little while… Would do us all some good!

  • stephanie

    I laugh at how I could lose my cell phone for one week and probably not miss ONE phone call. I’m just not that sought after, ha, ha!! Mine is always needing to be charged as well, my teen kids are like, “my charge your phone”.
    I try to let them know I survived as a teen without one and they can set theirs aside, they’ll survive too!

  • Lauren Merchian

    Mine is always getting lost because of my kids, which makes my blue/green hubby furious! Okay, I misplace is all the time too… lol.. I don’t mind, unless I need to use it, then panic follows as I TEAR apart my home in frustration.