My daughter: “I want an iPad. My best friend has an iPad”
Me: ”No, your best friend’s mom has an iPad. Your best friend is 4 years old and doesn’t have a job.”
My daughter: “hmmmph”
Me: ” You are cutting edge. You are 4 years old and you have a Nook Color which I’ve expanded to 24 GB. A lot of kids don’t have their own Nook Color. You should be thankful.”
My daughter: “Mommy I want an iPad!”
Me: “No, you are going to ride this Nook until the wheels fall off!”
My daughter (sighs heavily, bats her eyelids and says….): “Well, I guess I just have to call this thing an iNook!”
Me (Not reacting to the pure sarcasm of a 4 year old) >> I SAY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!
Fast forward to last week. I decided if you want to be a smarty pants and call it an iNook. Then honey you are going to get one. So I went on an absolute sojourn to turn that Nook Color into a dual boot tablet. That’s when I discovered N2ACards (http://n2acards.com/home)
The N2A Card is a micro-SD card that can effectively transform your Nook Color or Nook Tablet into an Android device. The card contains the Android “Jellybean” software and, once installed, allows users to switch easily between their Nook e-reader and the Android operating systems. (The N2A Card is not compatible with Nook e-ink devices).
Now momma was on to something here! Oh you want to be smart… momma is giving you an iNook, don’t you worry gal. LOL!
So I used my 16GB SanDisk (Class 2) … [but class 4 and class 6 cards are recommended] to download the JellyBean 4.1 operating system.
I followed the instructions and presto change-o, dual boot Nook Color. Awesome Mom. Thank you! Thank you! I’m pretending I’m on Oprah giving a speech, indulge me.
So, since I’m the source of sarcasm…
Me picking daughter up from school: “I have an early surprise for you, for Christmas!”
Daughter: “What is it? What is it Mommy?”
Me: IT’S YOUR NEW INOOK / ANDROID TABLET. ENJOY!
Daughter (looks at me with those piercing brown eyes): “This is my Nook, where is the surprise!”
Me: “Your Nook is now an iNook running Android. You want it or I can give it to your best friend? You decide.
Daughter: I want it! I want it!
Now… this wouldn’t have worked if I hadn’t loaded it up with her favorite purple background and downloaded some key apps from Google Play.
Here’s the sweetners!
Sid’s Science Fair
Kids Animal Piano Free
Kid Coloring, Kid Paint
Kids Paint Free
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
So if you have purchased yourself or your kid a Nook Color, do not go out and buy them a new tablet! Save your money, buy a 16 -32 gb SanDisk card and download Android JellyBean for 19.99. Theoretically, you too will have an iNook for about $40.00 extra dollars.
… and note to moms, SHE LOVES THAT ANDROID TABLET NOW.
Mother knows BEST!
Monkey Math School Sunshine >> Your kid is going to love this app. …and to my dismay, it’s not available on Blackberry. However, you can get it on iTunes, Google Play, Windows and you can download it to your Nook. It’s awesome and my 4 year old loves it. http://ow.ly/i/UUNx
It started on Tuesday.
I was driving my 3 year old to school and she was playing Alphabet Goop on my Playbook. The game was going swimmingly. Then, out of no where, out the blue, came 6 words that tore my heart out and made me scream for Jesus to come down and save me now!
My 3 year old said to me “Mommy, can I have an iPad?”
What the hell?
Call an exorcist, my child is possessed by Steve Wonziak… HE’S A WARLOCK, I TELL YOU.
I turned around calmly and said “We are #TeamBlackberry, we don’t need an iPad. Plus, mommy bought you a Nook Color when you turned 3 years old. Theorectically, you have 2 tablets, which are better than an iPad”.
Retort from 3 year old human: “…but Lesley (her BFF) has an iPad!”
The conversation dies down. I put my foot down.
Until this morning… while I was talking to “Granny Marie”, a shrill voice of a naughty 3 year old raised high and mighty during our phone conversation and then uttered the blaspheme of modern ages to #TeamBlackberry….
Mommy, can I have an iPad? I want one. Lesley has one.
I said no. What will you do with the Nook Color.
Response from small human: I guess I have to close it up.
*blank stare at small child I gave birth to 3 years ago*…. CALL THE EXORCIST! IT’S THE APPLE DEVIL FROM WITHIN!
I thought about it….
I got very quiet….
…then with all the might of a mighty warrior preparing to do battle with the giant cyclops using only stones, I replied….
“go ask your father!”