The twins’ mom gave the boys free reign over the iTunes account in case they wanted to buy some new songs or games for their iPod touches or the iPad she graciously lets them use. They were pretty good about it until recently when they got a little overzealous with Buying Things and the bill ran well up into…a very high amount. She let me know on Saturday that the boys were only allowed to buy songs or apps labeled “FREE”.
I was cooking dinner later in the evening when a twin surreptitiously took the iPad and snuck into his room with it, out of sight.
I walked by on my way to the bathroom and when he looked up at me, he quickly clutched the iPad to his chest hiding it from view. He might as well have turned his head to the side, looked up at the ceiling and whistled like a cartoon character. NOT DOING ANYTHING BAD OVER HERE.
It was then that I had to stifle a laugh because my mom must’ve caught me with this look on my face so many times. And it must’ve been SO INCREDIBLY CLEAR that I was doing something wrong but OH did I think I was hiding it SO WELL. Oh man. Kids are not that bright, AM I RIGHT???
I raised an eyebrow and stood there in the doorway.
“Hey mister,” I said.
Two big blue eyes stared at me.
“Are you doing something you shouldn’t be doing?”
He nodded slowly.
Points for honesty!
“Okay,” I said, trying not to make him feel worse. “You know what mom said about that, don’t you?”
“Yes,” he said.
I held my hands out to him.
“Gimme that iPad. No more for the rest of the night because you didn’t listen, okay?”
“Alright,” he said, handing it over, looking guilty and sad.
“And mister,” I said as he passed me on the way out of his room.
“THAT IS THE END OF BUYING LADY GAGA REMIXES.”
“I MEAN IT.”
“I KNOW BUT I LOVE THEM.”
“I know but you have enough.”
“Okay. Good. Go on then.”
And that was that.
Never thought I’d live to see the day where I reprimand a kid with the phrase “Lady Gaga remixes” but hey, life is unpredictable, AM I RIGHT LADIES?!?