I Must Confess…we have WAY too many iDevices

Happy Easter Monday everyone! I hope you have had the chance to enjoy a lovely long weekend and have had the opportunity to consume way too much chocolate and hot cross buns for your own good… πŸ™‚

Monday means it’s confession time here at My Home Truths. We welcome all sorts of secrets, revelations and funny stories as part of the linkup – so if you have an old or new confession to share, feel free to link it up here. And don’t feel pressure to linkup right now if you are not ready as the linkup remains open all week.

Also, don’t worry if you feel you don’t have something of your own to share as I set a prompt each week to help us all along. This week’s prompt asks us to look at just how many devices we have and how we use them. I suspect I will not be the only one who may need some sort of iIntervention…

As you read this, imagine you are singing along to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas. Except that it’s Easter and I only go up to 5. Which might not seem that bad, but I suspect that it still really is…

Okay – here goes…

On the first day of Easter, my true love gave to me…1 Apple iMac desktop.

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On the second day of Easter, my true love gave to me…2 laptops and 1 Apple iMac desktop.

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On the third day of Easter, my true love gave to me…3 iPads, 2 laptops and 1 Apple iMac desktop.

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On the fourth day of Easter my true love gave to me…4 iPods, 3 iPads, 2 laptops and 1 Apple iMac desktop.

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On the fifth day of Easter my true love gave to me…5 mobile phones….4 iPods, 3 iPads, 2 laptops and 1 Apple iMac desktop.


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And that just accounts mainly for the iDevices! Perhaps an iIntervention is in order after all?

We regularly use the desktop and the laptops for blogging, web surfing and homework purposes and are daily users of our iPhones and iPads as well. The kids love their iPod Touches and use the iPads on a regular basis too – they are a real sanity saver on car trips and help keep the kids occupied while waiting at appointments and during after school activities.

So now you know how many devices we own, I would love for you to tell me that you also have lots of devices too, even if you are lying to make me feel better! Or, if you are worried about disclosing your assets and thus encouraging burglars to case your house, you can make any sort of confession you like. It’s entirely up to you!

By now, you should know what to do – make your confession, link up and cleanse your soul!

The Rules…

I must confess with My Home Truths

– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Monday and will remain live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!


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41 Responses

  1. Not on topic this week, although I probably think a device audit should be on the cards and soon.

    Have a great week, not sure I want to think about what makes me cry for next week. xx
    Mystery Case recently posted..On Target with this week’s Bargain Buys!

    • Kirsty says:

      I think we could all do with a device audit Raychael…this exercise was quite an eye opener for me! For next week, I’m going to talk about the slightly odd things that make me cry, like certain kids movies and odd occasions – I’m going to try to have a little fun with it but don’t feel that you have to participate if you don’t feel up to it πŸ™‚

  2. I must confess I don’t think there is such a thing as too many iDevices! We have an iMac, 4 iPhones (a 3g that Nick uses as an iPod, 2 iPhone 4s that are ours, and we just got my sister’s old iPhone 4 when she upgraded to the 5 so that we can upgrade Nick’s 3g b/c it won’t put a lot of the apps he wants to play on it). An iPad. we had 2 iPods but mine got stolen out of my car. πŸ™ Hmmm, think that’s it? It’s still a lot! Wish I had a new iPod and a macbook too!
    Aroha @ Colours of Sunset recently posted..I Must Confess

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m so pleased I’m not the only one with an excess of iDevices…we pretty much use them all but when I listed them down I was a little surprised at how many we actually had! I suppose you are right, you can never have too many πŸ˜‰ Thanks for linking up again Aroha!

  3. Zita says:

    I’m with Aroha, I am not sure you can have too many! lol…Especially when it comes to kids and then I think they are probably sanity saving devices anyway!
    Zita recently posted..to confess…

    • Kirsty says:

      I like the way you think Zita! And after reading your post I now want a new car like yours so I can have all that iDevice operability as well!!! Thanks again for linking up this week πŸ™‚

  4. Shari says:

    Well helllllloooooo soul-sisters!!! I love that iGadget overload is so totally understood and accepted!! In my post I forgot to mention the Apple TV – but sadly the kids have hogged it and I’ve barely had a look in!
    Great theme, Kirsty and thanks for the linky xxx
    Shari recently posted..I must confess … our family has gadget-overload

  5. Cate says:

    Oh, I don’t feel so bad about our iGadgets!
    Cate recently posted..happy easter

    • Kirsty says:

      Glad I could make you feel a bit better Cate – I’m certainly feeling better now that I know I’m not the only one with an excess of gadgets!

  6. Tegan says:

    I don’t feel so bad about my little stash now lol. Although my stash is all my own, thank goodness for a non techno partner.
    Tegan recently posted..Techno Overload

    • Kirsty says:

      Well that’s why we have so many – my husband and I are equally into them and we seem to have collected a few of each along the way… πŸ˜‰ Thanks for playing along again Tegan!

  7. I must confess you can NEVER have too many IDevices. Our house of 3 girls have a total of 10, and would not have it any other way πŸ™‚
    Nikki@WonderfullyWomen recently posted..10 Things You Can Do To Help Mend A Broken Heart!

  8. WOW what a haul, I’m totally jealous Kirst! x
    Emily @ Have a laugh on me recently posted..My boisterous boys have reached new levels of feralness!

    • Kirsty says:

      We have been working on that haul for many years now Em. My husband has been a geek for years and has always liked having gadgets and I have to confess that that addiction has now been passed onto me (and onto the kids as well!)

  9. Janet says:

    Ok you win, you have a lot more devices than my family πŸ˜‰
    Janet recently posted..Vlog – Road Testing Garnier BB Cream

  10. Ness says:

    Wow, that’s an impressive list of devices. I’m not jealous AT ALL. Okay, I’m a little jealous. You’ll know why after reading my post. *sniffs*
    Ness recently posted..Devoid Of Devices

  11. Cathy says:

    lol I thought WE had a lot of devices, but I think you beat us! It’s the constant need to charge everything that drives me insane. But I can’t imagine living without them – just a tad addicted!!
    Cathy recently posted..Flashback Friday – The Photo

  12. Lisa says:

    Hey Kirsty,I think my hubby deserves an Apple gold card, the way he keeps upgrading his devices.I am lucky enough to get his hand me downs. I am on the waitlist for an iphone5 (just for the better camera quality. -I have an iphone4!) Oh my god, I sound like such a geek..see you next week for the cryfest. will bring tissues
    Lisa recently posted..Where are the Daddy Wars?

    • Kirsty says:

      So happy to welcome yet another geek to the fold! My cryfest will actually be a little quirky as some really odd things make me cry so I hope not too many tissues will be necessary when you read mine!!! Thanks again for linking up Lisa.

  13. Jo Tracey says:

    not on topic this week- I got embarrassed counting them up!
    Jo Tracey recently posted..I must confess…I eat the red ones last…

    • Kirsty says:

      Yes, I had second and third thoughts about posting my collection but it feels good to have outed myself as a tech/gadget addict! Thanks for joining in again Jo!

  14. Me says:

    I have an iPhone and an iPad, K has an iPhone and we each have an iPod – as iDevices. But we also have a desktop computer and I think 4 laptops (one of which is a work one !!) You are definitely not alone !!!!
    Have the best week !
    Me recently posted..Things I Know

    • Kirsty says:

      I feel a little better now for putting it out there and not being alone in my love of and addiction to technology! πŸ™‚

  15. I already struggle with the disconnectedness to the real world that the connectedness causes, but I’ve recently read about the conflict minerals used in making these products. Just to add to the guilt…I use the laptop daily and iphone ever 2 seconds. And I hate myself for it.
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..Oh you can color my world with happiness all the way (part 2)

    • Kirsty says:

      I know we use these things way more than we should and that makes me feel guilty pretty much all the time. I’m afraid I just don’t have anymore space for anymore guilt…

  16. Very impressive! I took a while to get on the i-wagon, so we only have an i-phone, but am getting an i-pad next week… the addiction begins πŸ˜‰
    Jane @ The Hesitant Housewife recently posted..Autism Is Not My Agenda.

    • Kirsty says:

      Jane, you will be instantly addicted! BTW the iPad is such a great tool for kids on the spectrum. There are so many apps that you can download and it helps my kids when they are feeling overwhelmed when we are out and about. Soon, you will have a collection of iThings, just like us…! πŸ™‚

  17. iSophie says:

    This is great! We have alot.. but maybe.. not that much? Hm. I think it’s too scary to count up!
    iSophie recently posted..The Tanty Files – Part 3

    • Kirsty says:

      I so very nearly didn’t post this Sophie, particularly when I wrote it all down and realised just how much we had! But I feel better for putting it out there and finding that I am not the only one with an iAddiction!

  18. Grace says:

    It’s funny how we just don’t realise the gradual growth of iDevices in our home! We’ve got 2 iPads, 1 Macbook Pro, 1 iMac and a Blackberry. And this is just a family of 2 adults and 2 3 year olds!
    Grace recently posted..FYBF – The Big, Bad Hair Edition

    • Kirsty says:

      It’s nothing like our childhood, is it Grace? I remember being so excited when my techno-phobe parents finally allowed a second hand video player into our home – things were so very different then!

  19. We too have more than I care for – but we do keep losing the iPads…
    Lydia C. Lee recently posted..What I learnt from Kingsman

  20. Tegan says:

    I’ve switched over to team Android since this post…for my phone at least.
    Tegan recently posted..Better than I was

  21. Not as many as you!!!!
    Janet @ Middle Aged Mama recently posted..Is there life after kids?

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