Just over a month ago, I ended up taking Atticus to the doctor. It was one of those weird, random, super high fevers that just wouldn’t go away. He was pitiful. The little boy that usually doesn’t even know how to just walk, was barely moving from his little camp on the couch.
We got to the doctor’s office, and my poor little boy started to fall apart. He basically fell asleep on me in the waiting room, then started shivering back in the exam room. (Feel free to say “Aawww..” or “Poor little guy!” here. I know I was saying it.) Moments like those are not the best mommy moments.
Now enter my Windows Phone! (*fanfare* ;))
I will be the first to admit that the selection of apps for the Windows phone is different than that of iPhone or Droid. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t good apps – especially for kids. We actually started out playing Baby Sound Cards – one of our favorites. I’ve already sung the praises of Windows Phone apps for kids on Momicles, though. And a trip to the doctor meant I needed something more.
One app in particular saved the day for me (and Atticus) at the doctor – Netflix. Sometimes I forget about the sheer amazingness (a new word of mine;)) of Netflix streaming. I found a movie about trains and let it roll. No, it didn’t make Atticus healthy again, but it certainly made our 45 minutes at the doctor’s office less miserable. He was able to forget about how uncomfortable he felt just for a little while. I think any parent will agree, that alone is worth its weight in gold.
The video was clear, the content was quick, and the sound was great. My battery was already pretty low and lasted through 45 minutes of streaming video, which I thought was pretty good. I really have no idea how long you could stream with a full battery, but definitely long enough to watch your favorite show.
I can honestly say that I love my Windows phone. I love the tiles, the sliding screens, the super fast search times. I also LOVE the voice recognition software and how it actually knows what I’m saying. I can also say that my Windows Phone has apps that save the day.
About Ashley (Managing Editor at MomStart): Ashley is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and former teacher working to navigate through the mysterious world of Mommyia. Read more about her adventures at Momicles and follow her @Momicles2010 .
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