We love this Dads Dig This pick from Jim Lin, father of two and author of The Busy Dad Blog.
When it comes to gadgets related to my life as a dad, don’t give me the latest and greatest. I want the hardest to break and the easiest to replace. Because while there’s a time and place for the latest iSensationYouHave ToWait3DaysInLineFor, the “Ability to be wielded by an 8 year old” attribute can change your POV fast.
This is why walkie talkies aren’t just for foremen anymore.
We actually got our Uniden Eco Terra 2-way radios by accident and for months, they sat in my utility
closet, until one day I decided to teach my 8-year-old son the basic CB lingo and
take him to the park to try it out. In the past, I’d try to stay within visual or
vocal range of where my son was playing, since the park near our house
is immense. But now with my son radio enabled, all I had to do was plop
myself down on the grass, read a magazine, and check in with “PapaBear to
Fury415, what’s your 20? Over. every few minutes.
talkies are the most underrated parenting tool ever. Aside from making you sound cool with your fancy radio lingo, walkie talkies are
more expendable and durable than cellphones. Our Uniden walkie talkies
have fallen off moving bicycles, been dropped in the mud, stepped on,
and have even withstood dribbling ice cream.
If you have little
kids, you can use them around the house, while the 12 mile range is ideal for
older kids who might have a little more freedom when you’re out and
about, or even playing at a friend’shouse or around the neighborhood.
Since they drain batteries fast, even when they’re off, invest in
rechargeables, and then enjoy being able to stay connected without
having to actually be right there. -Jim
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