Hold the phone

December 20, 2011


A story of buying a toy:

My kids like to play with the old, real phones in the housekeeping area and also at our writing table (‘the office’, as they call it). The problem is that they holler at each other from across the room when they ‘talk’ and I just can’t afford to lose any more tooth enamel from the grinding.

I started thinking about the toy wired telephones from my youth that were both magical and horribly dissappointing. Then I wondered, ‘Surely in this day and age of cell phones somebody has invented toy phones that are wireless.’ Sure enough, one obscure company has!

So, I ordered a set. I justified myself by saying that they would help the children learn proper telephone manners and also help the shy kids learn to speak up, but really – I just wanted to play with them.

Guess when they arrived? When Lloyd was in Missouri visiting his parents. I was so excited to try them out!!!! With….. no one…..

If you were within 500 feet, we could call each other, but I don't actually like talking on the phone.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Hold the phone”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Stay home and wait for the mailman today. When he comes, ask him if he will test the phones with you. You could tell him this mail joke:
    “Did you hear the one about the unstamped letter?
    You wouldn’t get it.” Ha!


  2. Gretchen Said on:

    Yay for technology! I’m wondering about the color choice -- is pink the only option? (That leads me to believe the company has some gender stereotype issues.)
    I too hate to talk on the phone. I’m not at all disappointed that no one wants to spend the money to call me here.


    • Lauren Said on:

      I only saw pink on this website, but I have to say -- I am a squisher of gender-stereotypes when it comes to colors. When I have boys who tell me that they don’t like pink, I ask them, “What color is your tongue? How about your gums?” 😉


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Excellent! Way to get what you want!

    You know I have been wanting an Easy Bake Oven for years now. I had one as a kid & I loved it! I do so desire to make cute little desserts again … using the cute little pans … and having a single serving sized cake. I don’t have the creativity of you Lauren to come up with pies in a jar, etc. so this is the next best thing. What excuse reason could I use for having this in my house. Is it too soon for Crazy Old Lady?


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