Thursday, May 19, 2011

Generation Gap, Dag Nabit!

When I was a kid I had a toy clock. I had a toy camera. I had a toy radio and even (yes, I am this old) a toy record player. Also, like most girls, I had a toy phone -- a light pink rotary that I loved very much.

My kid? She just has a toy phone.

When she wants to take a pretend picture? She points the phone at her subject and says "cheese." Sometimes she'll snap her fingers and say "over here" if she feels they aren't paying
proper attention. When she wants to check the time? She picks up the phone and looks at the face, saying "tell time." And when she wants to listen to music? She hands me the phone and tells me to "plug it in."


If I just put it down she gets very upset, so we have learned to compromise. After all, if my phone plays music, why can't hers?

She also, of course, makes numerous phone calls.

There are days I wish that most of Meg's life play didn't revolve around a phone. That she had numerous things to mimic me and her Dad instead of just one. Maybe it would help if our lives didn't revolve around our phones. After all, I only really loved my pink rotary because my Mom loved her beige one so much.

I guess we could cut down on phone use.

Hmmm... That might be an idea.

Yeah, not going to happen.

At least Meg hasn't figured out texting yet. Otherwise we would NEVER get her phone out of her hands.

15 comments:

makingmonkeysoup.com said...

It's coming Libby. Mea pretend texts All. THE. TIME. Specifically, to her boyfriend, Justin Beiber.

Alex@LateEnough said...

Whenever my kids get obsessed with their fake phones, I feel guilty. BECAUSE I SHOULD. {sigh}

LL Cool Joe said...

I don't have a mobile phone, but my girls still spend all the time on theirs.

Granny Annie said...

That post is an award winner for sure. I am laughing hard especially about her picture taking events.

G said...

Practice makes perfect...at least thats what my daughter says.

Mandy_Fish said...

We need a toy iPad and a toy Wii remote in this house. The baby keeps taking our stuff.

BugginWord said...

Dude. My tiny fisher price record player was the SHIZ. The Muppets and the Monkees never sounded better than on that tiny thing.

mommyodyssey said...

That is adorable!
Each time I help my parents work their smartphones (which is often) I keep on thinking to myself what kind of gadget my future kids will be helping me figure out in 30 years. Gotta love technology!

Amanda said...

Libby - she is mimicking you & Ryan to a T!
The two of you are constantly fiddling with your phones, so she is just learning from the best.

Plus remember, Mom always says she HATES the phone. ;)

Summer said...

That's so damn cute. Sorry. It is. "Over there." Love it.

Jen Has A Pen said...

I love that she's a tiny you. :-) What a stinker. I mean honestly, how can she not tell her phone won't play music?!?!? Sometimes Meg... sometimes you are a bit of a blonde.

Leslie said...

so cute!

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Sam said...

I love this post. And our pediatrician actually uses toddler cell phone play as a gauge of developmental timeliness.

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

This is so true! I am amazed that my kid can just flip open a phone and say "hello." Hers has a camera click noise, too. And sometimes she says "hi, Daddy" because he and I talk a lot on the phone. But fortunately, we also talk a lot in person so she gets other funny stuff from our ACTUAL conversations.