Keeping Tabs on Your Kids
About dinner time last week I hear my 20 month old hollering from the kitchen, whining “Mama, mama, Dora, Dora!” I’m in the family room, plugging away on my laptop, trying to wrap up the day’s work.
After the repetitive beckoning, I finally succumb to 4th child’s request — and tear myself away from the time-sensitive nature of the work I’m doing. I go to check my iPhone that I so strategically propped up on the kitchen island counter. I left him with conservative Dora to watch on my YouTube App for my iPhone.
I’m thinking, C’Mon, why can’t you just give me a quick 7 minute break and engage in Dora for a few? What I came to realize was that my toddler’s complaints stemmed from the fact that he SOMEHOW finagled watching “Gangsta Dora Gone Bad” (use your imagination – and, no… I’m not kidding).
The icing on the cake was that he was now emailing “Gangsta Dora Gone Bad” from my iPhone’s email.
Oh, I can hear my mom right now…
And, yes — I concur. I, too, have a feeling “Gangsta Dora Gone Bad” was NOT a Christian website. Guess I don’t get the medal for Keeping Tabs on your Kids this evening. But I was working… SERIOUSLY!!
Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard there are locks you can put on your iPhone/YouTube account for mischief such as this. I hardly thought I needed to investigate said options, until now.