The Google Home Infatuation

I recently purchased a new Chromebook. The old one I had was four years old, super slow, and looked like this:


Since my job requires me to use a computer, it simply would not do. Sure, I could sit down at the desktop, but I’m a person who like to write from the comfort of her couch, so a new laptop was crucial to my laziness. I had to buy four laptops (and return four laptops) before I settled on the Chromebook I ended up with, and I love it. And with that laptop, we got a Google Home Mini device for free.

At first I was all “Yay, free tech item!” but it has since become the bane of my existence.

The kids are straight up obsessed with Google Home. They’re constantly yelling at the thing.

“Hey Google, tell me a joke!”

“Hey Google, play the Spiderman song!”

“Hey Google, not THAT Spiderman song, the other one!”

“Hey Google, what’s 12×13?”

(Little Man has since been instructed not to use Google Home to do his math homework.)

Baby Girl has taken her obsession to the extreme. She legit thinks that there is a mini person in there talking to her, and gets upset that she can’t go  in herself to see her. Here are a few of the cute interactions she’s had:

Not doodled is when Baby Girl asked Little Man to play the Google Home Game today. There are no words or doodles for that.

So yeah, I mostly hate Google Home with a passion now. I’m thinking about putting it on the table…it’d only be a matter of time before one of the kids had an accident and spilled something.

Is anyone tech obsessed in your house?

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

18 thoughts on “The Google Home Infatuation”

  1. We have Alexa. It’s nice to use it to add things to lists ( except when she puts it on the wrong list) and the music feature is great. Except the kids have almost been beaten for waltzing into the room, changing the song to something ridiculous (The Peanut Butter Jelly Song) then leaving.

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  2. Ha! Because of snow I was working from home today. I spent 11 hours lying on the couch under a duvet propped up on one elbow typing away with Alexa blasting Dragonette at me. I’m not a “sit at a desk” type of person either 🙂
    I got a Google Home Mini free with my Pixel 2 phone but it’s still in the box. I don’t want Alexa to get upset 🙂 I don’t know how I’d handle it if I had kids since my lights and heating are Alexa-controlled as well. It would be mayhem!


  3. oh my gosh that would totally be my kids too! my eldest is obsessed with asking gramma’s alexa to tell a joke! and just after visiting for a week i was like yeah…definitely not getting one of these things! it’s bad enough that they try and talk to the xbox. seriously our youngest’s first “sentence” was ‘xbox play’….. lol yaaaaaay technology, or something like that.

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  4. lol – yes my hubby asked for Alexa for Christmas. I shouldn’t have obliged. lol He’s always like let’s play a game. Do you wanna play a game with Alexa? Alexa let’s play fill-in-the-blank-name of game :-/

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  5. My mother-in-law has Alexa and my oldest son is obsessed with that thing. And it can act really weird sometimes, talking to itself. (I refuse to say “herself” because I know one day that thing will gain sentience and I’m going to have to dump it in a lake.)

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