Goodnight, iPad: A Bedtime Story For The Digital Age

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Despite my best efforts, family dinners in my house usually involve at least two iPhones splayed across the table; a Nintendo DS, iPad and various laptops within easy reach; and a wide-screen TV that’s on “pause” since we dared to interrupt an episode of Special Agent OSO to, you know, eat a meal. It’s a typical scene that plays out in kitchens everywhere and, like most moms out there, I’m trying to cut down on screen time all around in place of more family time. (Easier said that done.)

That explains why I’m loving Goodnight iPad, a parody of the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon. In it, author David Milgrim – who goes by the pen name Ann Droyd (get it?) – replaces the familiar “telephone” and “red balloon” with more modern objects of affection.

Here’s a little sample:

In the bright buzzing room
There was an iPad
And a kid playing Doom

And a screensaver of
A bird launching over the moon

Check out the video below for a good laugh.


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