I might be one of the rare few who allows her kids to play on my iphone. I miss messages all the time because my kids have my phone. Or my kids will send random text messages to my friends that I won’t discover until much later.
It was just a matter of time before it happened.
The girls were playing and ran to change a song on my phone and it bounced right off the couch onto the hardwoods. I could hear their collective gasp from upstairs and knew that something TERRIBLE had happened.
They brought me my shattered phone with their hands over their mouths and I think my wisest move was to just send them to their room without yelling at them for being so careless. Which is what I wanted to do.
After some deep breathing (because it’s expensive and I love it) I realized that,
#1 I’m the one who allowed them to play with my precious phone to begin with. I knew the risks involved.
#2 I didn’t want them to feel like I placed anymore value on that thing than they already do.
I basically told them I wished they had been more careful, but that I’m glad it was my phone they broke and not their brother. It was just a “thing” and I can get over it, but I WISH THEY HAD BEEN MORE CAREFUL.
When I replaced the phone (thank goodness for upgrades that don’t cost nearly as much as purchasing a phone brand new) the gal tried to up sell me on a fancy case.
I had been strictly warned by my husband NOT to purchase anything more than the EXACT phone I was replacing.
“They’ll try to get you with the accessories, DON’T DO IT”.
But then the gal was all, “Your kids can’t ever ruin your phone again with this fancy case! It’s resistant to ANYTHING and…it’s water proof!”
I don’t like to swim, but I could take it SWIMMING! We’re taking the kids to The Great Wolf Lodge soon and I could take it down a WATER SLIDE!!
I resisted the temptation to purchase the fancy case and when I told my husband about how it was water proof and going down the slide, but that the case cost $90.00 he laughed out loud.
“90 BUCKS!?! Give me a break Kat! Stick that phone in a sandwich bag and take it down your water slide!”
A sandwich bag?
“You’ve got to be the most ghetto person I know Pat…who would stick their phone in a sandwich bag and use it??”
And then I read this post from Heather Spohr who is actually as ghetto as my husband and is doing just that very thing.
Maybe I’m not too good for a sandwich bag phone after all. Water slide here I come!!!