I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but for my birthday, I got this as a hand me down. Well, not that one specifically, but an Ipod Touch none the less. It's been a favorite thing of mine for awhile, even before it was officially mine. And let me tell you why. It is NOT a phone, which means it has no monthly charge associated with it. It DOES connect to wireless internet connections, which means you can surf the web, get email, download apps, and listen to Pandora. I love the fact that I can check Facebook and Twitter from anywhere in my home and that I can update my Google calendar anywhere knowing that it will sync the next time I connect to the internet and once it syncs, it shows up on Joel's iPhone. I really like the iPod Touch, because it helps us with homeschool. We use the white board app to draw things, we use the map to find things, we use the ABCTracer app to learn letters and numbers and the clock app to talk about time. And who knows how many times I've looked up an answer to a bizarre question on the fly during class time.
I also enjoy being able to have devotional time without having to leave my bed. Hannah is a light sleeper in the morning, if I even roll over after 6 am, she is there, so getting out of bed to be with God has been temporarily taken off the table. Instead, I turn to my iPod Touch and click on a Bible app and read and think and ponder. It's been a great blessing.