So yesterday….we did it.
We didn’t spend any money. But we renewed contracts and all that crap. And got new phones. We ‘purchased’ Eldest Spawn his first phone. I’m fairly certain he was the only 8th grader in our district without his own phone. Or any phone. Now, he is in the ‘in.’
In the process of purchasing said new phones, in order for us to walk out of there owing $0.00 we had the ‘chance to add’ a home phone. A phone that stays in the house. A phone that doesn’t work away from its receiver, at least not far from its receiver. And I bit. With little spawn about and sometimes one spawn babysitting the others, I like the idea of a line dedicated to the house.
I took it a step further. And decided to get a corded phone.
And the hilarity ensued.
First, Kool Krazi Kristi and I had to find such a phone. We walked all over the store and finally found them. Wal-Mart had two to choose from…..white for $5.96 or black for $9.96. I’m cheap.
We arrived back at the lair and you’d think we bought the coolest, most desirable new toy. The spawn were going crazy for this $6 phone.
These are the actual phrases the spawn used.
“So, is this what you had back in the old days?”
“What is that noise?!?! It’s so loud!!” (dial tone)
“Ummm, what am I suppose to do with it?”
“Okay I dialed the number, where’s the send or call button?”
“How do I end this call?”
“Okay – can I text from this phone?”
“Where is the screen? Where are the games?”
“Does it get text messages?”
“What’s an answering machine? What’s a message machine? Oh – you mean voice mail?”
“Seriously, I don’t get this.”
“How cool am I?!” said as she sat on the counter because the cord wouldn’t let her wander about the house.
“Please Mama, I’m begging you, teach me how to use this phone! It’s so cool!”
Needless to say, I showed them how to use the cool, new house phone. And they know it’s not for playing. It’s amazing how they never thought about knowing anyone’s phone numbers?! We have a list of “need to know” numbers and a list of “friends to play” with numbers. I actually knew most of the numbers. (Impressive, huh, huh? I think so!)
Now I won’t be searching for my phone and find it under a bed when spawn used it to call a friend to play and then forgot to give it back to me. I have the peace of mind knowing we have a phone in the house.
That is really freaking cool.
EJ out – to take Eldest Spawn his lunch on a walking tour of Hudson. Luckily for him he got a phone on Saturday for the first time and it allowed him to go on said tour – teacher was given permission over the phone this morning (I signed that permission slip weeks ago….) and will allow me to find him along the tour and deliver his lunch. With all the embarrassing love I can muster. “Here buddy of mine. Love you. I packed your favorite treats!” followed by hugs and smoochies. That’ll teach him.
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