This Was Not a Good Idea.

So now that I have my new phone, we decided to give the kids our castoff phones to use as game repositories. We have 3 old iPhones: my old phone, Dave’s old phone, and the old phone we bought as insurance against my dropping and breaking my phone. So, perfect, right? Each kid has a phone, each kid can play whatever they want without taking and/or breaking my phone, it’s perfect.


We really were that dumb.

It’s been about 48 hours since the Great Phone Gifting. Here are the stats:

CAM: as far as I know, he’s running for president and has his own site dedicated to finding out the best way to trap leprechauns. I simply cannot help him download One. More. Freaking. App. Please. God. (Also, he scored a hat trick at his soccer game Friday night. I can’t recall the last time I saw a kid do that. Just saying.)

GABBY: Already broke hers. Inconsolable.

ADDIE J: Spent the last 24 hours vigorously attempting to coerce me to pose in a variety of kung fu poses, for some sort of photo series. As penalty for my refusal, has been standing here chanting, “mommy mommy mommy mom mommy mommy mommy mom mommy mommy mommy mom” for an untold period of time. This caused me to begin this post by typing “all work and no play makes Julie a dull girl” about 25 times.

Moral of the story: we should have known that giving the phones to the kids was galactically stupid.

    6 comments to This Was Not a Good Idea.

    • Tom Siko

      Funny and a lesson I will remember. I recently gave Mac (2.75 years) my old palm treo so she could pretend calls. The other night she would not go to sleep unless daddy went downstairs to locate the phone (at the bottom of the toy box – eventually determined) so she could pretend call her friend to say goodnight. Ahhhh the mistakes we make as parents. Someone should be writing this crap down. 🙂

    • Julie Giampaolo

      I feel your pain, Tom. Why is it always at the bottom of the toybox? Why isn't it ever at the top??

    • Tom Siko

      It's always at the bottom of the toybox because as is true throughout life, all the best things are little and get lost in the clutter of big items of our life.

    • Sharon Flatley Herbert

      BTDT Julie. Gave Jack an old phone of mine and now because it never gets shut off, it let's off this – we'll call it a siren – siren every 10 mins at some God awful hour in the middle of the night to let us know the battery is low. If I don't get up and find it, this will last all night long and you know… bottom of the toy box… every time. Genius. We're all geniuses! =)

    • Sharon Flatley Herbert

      Oh and I'm still laughing over the kung fu poses…btdt too. =)

    • Julie Giampaolo

      Tom and Sharon, I love that other parents are making this same stupid mistake.

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