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November 10, 2005

My 4-year-old has an iPod

For at least the last year my daughter has been asking for an iPod, and now she's got one. Crazy you say? Let me tell you how this came about.

Every morning I hang out with the kids, we get ready for the day by getting dressed, eating breakfast, feeding the cats, emptying the dishwasher etc. During this time, and often on the ride over to the train station, I turn on my iPod to listen. Inevitably the kids convince me to listen to either some of my music they like or something from one of their CDs or video soundtracks. When I'm finally off to work the fun goes with me, unless they ask nicely enough and convince me to leave the iPod behind. That has led to a lot of "Dad, can I get an iPod so I can listen when you take your iPod to work?"

When I found that audible.com had a deal where you sign up for 6 months and get a free iPod shuffle it seemed like a win-win. I had wanted to try audible for some time, but never had the motivation to pay the monthly fee. The shufffle arrived today, just in the nick of time for a road trip we're taking tomorrow up to a vacation home in the white mountains.

Posted by mike at November 10, 2005 10:51 PM