Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The phone. The phone is ringing.

Who needs the National Do Not Call Registry when you have an anxious, eager and talkative toddler?

"See dis?" She lowers the phone to the ground pointing it at her My Little Ponies. After "showing" the AT&T telemarketer on the phone her entire collection the line was dead.

"One, two, free, seben, eight, nine..." She counts her princess fruit snacks three times over for the NRA representative.

"Mama. Mama?" She repeats the words that I am assuming the Chase bank rep used. "Mama sad no more man-keys jumpin on da bed." She sings out loud while waving her finger no-no.

I giggle like a school girl each time I see an unidentified number flash across my caller ID and run to hand the phone over to my talkative Feenster. Purple Heart Veterans. Scotts Lawn Service. Card Services. Research Center. Market Probe. Bring it on! I have a very excited toddler at home waiting for your calls.

Do you think companies have their own version of a National Do Not Call Registry? If so, I am pretty sure that we are on it. I just wonder what we are officially labeled as.

70classy comments:

Managed Chaos said...

LOL! I could use your little feenster at my house! Go FIFI!

Laski said...

OK, seriously, this is an EXCELLENT idea! I mean, all JR will do right now is EAT the phone, but he did learn "ALL FALL DOWN" today and hasn't stopped saying it. I'm thinking that just might do the trick . . .

Sassy Cassie said...

That is too funny!! I was cracking up as I read this.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

This is hilarious!!!! We just use our cells and have the ringer turned off on the land line, but maybe we'll start to let little Bear take the calls. Too funny!

2 Little Irish Boys said...

Woderful idea! I hadn't thought of that one! Very cute!!

Jessica said...

That's hilarious! Oh my goodness! I might just act like the Feenster next time I answer a call like that. Do you think I have potential...?

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

TOTALLY awesome!! LOL I may have to start doing this too! Of course now I have the Wonder Pets song stuck in my head! haha

Missives From Suburbia said...

I'm doing this, and if they keep calling after my son goes to bed, I'll just fake it.

Danielle said...

I do this too! Cannon always thinks it's "Daddy" though.

"Daddy!? Where are you? You coming home?"

I can't imagine what they think on the other line!! And it cracks me up!

Melissa said...

That is so funny!!

I totally got the wonderpets song! My neice watches that show like crazy when she is here!

Jessica said...

Love it! This is fabulous!

Allison Says said...

Bwahaha! That is BRILLIANT!

Junebug said...

You know what? You've given me a great idea. I don't have any toddlers at home anymore but I do have an irritating Furby. It accidentally gets bumped once in awhile and talks. I think I will let the Furby answer my next unidentifiable call. Hilarious!! Cock-a-doodle-doo!

kristacooks said...

tttooooo funny!!

GS said...

That is the funniest thing I ever read.

Pamela Kramer said...

That is so HILARIOUS!!! I love it. I've got one of those and next time I know who I am handing the phone too.

Kirsten said...

That's fantastic! I may have to try that one with my three year old.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

So my office would not stop calling today! And the last call, I got my son all excited and had him saying hello before I answered...part of me was so tempted to just hand him the phone. After reading this, I am definitely going to have some fun with it next time!

The Daily Stroll said...

...there's a telemarketer in trouble somewhere!! hehe ;)

What a fabulous idea!! You are brilliant. I will have to try this with Jonah next time we have an unknown caller!!

The White House said...

There's a solicitor in trouble, a solicitor in trouble somewhere. We're not too big and were not too tough but when we've got the Feenster, we've got the right stuff! (oh, i just saw that Daily Stroll said the same thing)!

Desiree Fawn said...

Hahaha. Brilliant!
My friend also lets her 6 year old answer the phone to avoid talking too ^_^

Love it.

I'm sure I'll teach Gretchen this trick when the time comes!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

You are a genius. If I really want to torture them, I'll get the kids to tell a few of their *painful* knock-knock jokes.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Oh THIS I NEVER have thought to try - what a clever idea!

Kari said...

This is the BEST idea EVER!!! You are my hero. I love the Wonder Pets reference too. :-)

Jill said...

That is a great idea... though sadly, we don't get telemarketers calling us in India.

Reason #4 why India is sometimes OK.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

What a great idea! And it would still work if the toddlers refused to "take the call" (common around here). The shrieks of "NO - NO TALK - NO PHONE - NO TELEPHONE!" would be just as effective.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love it. Great idea. The Wonder Pets theme song is in my head now too.

Indy said...

I LOVE THIS! Going to try it with Kyle today. Perfect!!!

Melissa said...

whenever an unidentified number comes up on caller id, i have my kids answer the phone. they like to make strange noises at the caller. my little one has big conversations...something like...who is this? who? who? click.

amanda said...

what a wonderful idea! i love it.

Kel said...

hahahaa...that is too cute!!
~K

Smart A$$ Mom said...

The phone! We'll right thear!

I love the Wonder Pets theme song.

Krystyn said...

If I had a home phone, I would totally do this, too! I love it. If only you could hear the other end of the conversation.

"Is your mommy there? Can I talk to you daddy, pllleeeeaaassseeeee?"

Stephanie said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! MUST TRY THIS!

LceeL said...

That, my dear, is a tremendous use of resources. Score one for your 'Class Act'.

anya said...

I do this too! It's fun when you put the telemarketers on speakerphone and then you can hear the comments and/or confusion in their voices! Lol!

Renny said...

ha! That is hilarious!

Karen MEG said...

Your girlie is hilarious and you are GENIUS!!! I just tell my kids to hang up if they don't hear something in the first 2 seconds.

And thanks, I've got that song in my head for the rest of the day now :)

Legallyblondemel said...

You must be labeled as GENIUSES! What a completely brilliant plan . . .

Jenera said...

I am SO going to try this with my kid! I hate annoying phone calls and he loves to talk on the phone!

Courtney said...

That is hilarious. When Taylor was about 2 1/2 she answered the "private" call & asked who it was that wanted to talk to her mom. She said, "My mom doesn't know a Jasmine, cuz I'd know about her. We're not supposed to talk to strangers so I have to hang up on you now." It was hilarious.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That is a great plan. My older daughter loves to 'chat' with them and says 'oh this so interesting' and then hangs up ;)

Lisa said...

that might be one of my favorite ideas you've ever had :)

Every Day Goddess said...

Hilarious!!! I love this, I could use her at my house too!

Kari said...

Sucha great idea!! Charlotte loves to talk on the phone, too. As I type this Charlotte is singing the Wonder Pets songs right now!

Noob Mommy said...

Such a great idea! She's your own phone call screener.

Flea said...

Oh dang. Now I wish I had a toddler. Do you rent her out by the hour?

Blessings From Above said...

The perfect solution!!! You. Are. Genius!

MommyTime said...

THIS IS GENIUS! Thank you for the excellent new strategy. I can't wait to start using it.

Chandra said...

Oh my gosh, why didn't I think of that! If there is one way to get rid of those calls your idea will surely do it.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Just wait until she gets a blog.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Thanks for letting the Wonder Pets back inside my head!!! I banished them from my son's viewing schedule, but that song haunts me wherever I go!!!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

LOVE that idea. But my kids would definitely call me out on the whole "Mommy is right here!"

mpotter said...

HA! that is probably THE best idea ever!! i hope i remember this.

Hailey said...

excellent. thank you for the idea!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I like the way you think!! I might have to have Sarah start answering the phone here:)

Lisa

Michele said...

This is priceless! LOL you go girl!

Chris said...

That is hilarious! Can't wait to try it myself. :)

Elaine A. said...

I am SOOO trying this in a couple of months when my little guy is talking even more. HILARIOUS!!!

Zoeyjane said...

You're a GENIUS!

Formerly Gracie said...

That. Is. Brilliant.

claudia@isabellegracejewelry.com said...

I read your blog all the time (love it) but today I was moved to comment. LOL, I was dying reading this. Hysterical. Just found a new outlet for 2 year old energy.

3 Peanuts said...

THIS IS THE BEST...Thanks for the tip...Kate will be talking on the phone....

Jaina said...

Haha. What a great idea!! I can't WAIT until I have toddlers for this. What a fabulous tactic. :)

April said...

Wow a FABULOUS idea! LOL I'm using it in the future! LOL

carrie said...

Hee, hee. She could come in handy over here! :)

Controlling My Chaos said...

I loved this. Heidi sent me the link to this post when she read my post today and thought I could use some call screening skillz.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love this! I'm going to block my number and call you. lol

Nap Warden said...

Well done!

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

This is brilliant! Clever little girl and clever mommy. ;-)

 

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