My Son Is A Mastermind Heading To The Dark Side If The Dark Side Happens To Have Angry Birds

My preschooler, E, is playing Angry Birds* on my iPhone while I put my toddler, N, down for nap.

While I’m still upstairs, my phone rings, and E answers.

My friend, P: Is Alex there?

E: Can you call back on the house phone?

P: Sure!

{click}

A few minutes later, P calls my iPhone again. By this time, I’m back downstairs, and E begrudgingly hands me the phone.

Me: Hello?

P: Hello, Alex?

Me: Yes, hi!

P: I called a few minutes ago and E answered.

Me: Oh, yeah? I was putting N down for nap upstairs so E was using with my phone.

P: Well, he told me to call back on the house phone and hung up.

{pause}

P: You don’t have a house phone.

If only he’d use his genius for good, instead of for Angry Birds. But who would he learn that from?

*If you don’t know what Angry Birds is, a previous post explains it: Angry Birds. Bringing Out The Awesome In All Of Us. Or At Least Me.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

22 thoughts on “My Son Is A Mastermind Heading To The Dark Side If The Dark Side Happens To Have Angry Birds

  1. Better watch that kid, or he’ll figure out how to call the local phone company and have them come install a house phone, just so it won’t interrupt his Angry Birds game. :0]

  2. I *just* downloaded angry birds this morning but haven’t played around with it yet. Though I’m guessing the girls will want it for themselves. 🙂

  3. It is a genius kind of idea. A lot of callers would have tried to call a house phone, given up, and never called back…..lessening the number of people interrupting his Angry Birds game in the future.

  4. I actually LOL’d at this one. Awesome.

    My interpretation: “This is E’s answering service. Nobody wants to talk to you right now, we’re busy playing Angry Birds. Call back after bedtime. Or not.”

  5. bwhahahahahahaha.

    wait.

    sorry.

    nope, still laughing.

    also? I refuse to check out angry birds. refuse. my life has been sucked away by too many things already. I fear my phone will become permanently attached to my hand if I get angry birds.

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