Lately, it seems Matthew is able to stay one step ahead of us…not just in the learning to open doors that he shouldn’t be opening or climbing up on the counters to get to stuff he shouldn’t be touching traditional way, but in more moderns ways.
Like just last Thursday he decided he wanted to do his own Munchkin Meals post, I guess. So he climbed up on the mudroom stool, got my purse down, got my phone, took pictures of random stuff, like his cereal, and posted it on the blog…nope, didn’t know until I was told there were email updates going out to some of my readers. Ha!
Ask me how many times he’s called Grandma! (or my parents at 6:45 in the morning–no, no. I no longer charge my phone next to the bed.) Actually, don’t. Because I don’t know. One minute I’m peeing (that’s why you never pee alone), and the next thing I know I hear him jabbering away about his day. Seriously. In less than a minute he climbed up to get the phone and had Grandma on the line. HE RECOGNIZES HER NAME ENOUGH TO SCROLL TO HER AND CLICK IT. Once he realized I’m not going to let him call people willy-nilly, he started hiding. HIDING! And not just his physical person, but he tried to hide the phone under the couch when I walked in the room–I heard Grandma saying, “Matthew? Are you still there?” coming from beneath my butt. Not an eerie moment at all…
Or a few weeks ago, he decided that Daddy needed a new Kreg Jig.
And a toy bear. And oh, I don’t know, a $1,000 sectional sofa! Yep, thankfully he showed me the phone after that purchase and said, “Oh couch!” And more thankful Amazon doesn’t charge me for 5 cancelled purchases in one week.
Oh, and the Kindle? A whiz. It’s full of music, apps, and books. All downloaded by yours truly. All stuff he wanted, I guess, since he listens to the music while reading books or playing games. So now we’re stocked up for Christmas, or if he ever decides to try out for X Factor…
And my favorite? The $10,000+ money transfer he almost put in on Eric’s iPad. Ironically, he was sending the money to Grandma. I think there may be a conspiracy going on…
Obviously, we’ve become masters at parental controls and restricted access, but he’s figuring it out. He knows what we’ve done. And he’s on a mission to take back access.