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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Our Dear Little Stinker.

"And would you like to add handset protection for your phone?"

The sales rep at our cell phone provider's store asked me this summer as I stood replacing my old phone.

"Nope. No need. Just keep it on my husband's phone, mine's no big deal." I told him with babe on my hip, preschooler going haywire and two school agers trying to convince me why they need cell phones too.

Murphy's Law would have it that of course my phone would be that one that our almost 14 month old daughter would drop into the bottom of the toilet on a Saturday afternoon.

I had only ran downstairs for a moment. But as I came up the stairs and heard her whimpering I knew something was amiss. I thought perhaps she had gotten herself stuck someplace or climbed too far for comfort, but no, it was instead a cell phone left out inadvertantly coinciding with a bathroom door left open and kerplunk.

I know the right reaction is to be upset, annoyed and just plain irritated. And believe me, I am annoyed. Taking a trip to the cell phone store and waiting for my turn, plus the additional expense of a new phone and SIM card isn't terribly appealing to me, it isn't.

But how can you not look at this girl and smile, while all the while wondering, what else have you got in store for us, you dear little stinker?
So in the meantime, my cell phone now sits in a ziploc bag of dry rice. According to my friends on Twitter, this will help dry it out. Either that or they are having a really good laugh at me.

It's just a cell phone, right?


Blogger charish said...

I wish you luck on that. Brittany's took a swim in the Kitchen sink and after a week of trying to dry out it never happened

January 30, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger The Marketing Mama said...

the big thing I learned (the hard way) is to NOT turn it on until it is totally dry. If you do this, it will move water through the circuits or something. So wait - many days... at LEAST 48 hours, before you turn it on. Don't even try to test it out or you might undo the waiting...

Good luck! :)

January 30, 2010 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Aw Man!! That stinks! My phone slipped out of my sweatshirt pocket while I was helping a toddler onto the potty when I worked at the daycare. It really is annoying, but it is also just a phone.
And plus, you have the money you've been fighting for! ; )

January 30, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

That stinks! I dropped one in the toilet and pulled the SIM card out right away it was saved.

Good luck!!!

January 30, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a little stinker!! No you can't be upset with this beautiful little girl. I can't see you without a phone for 48 hours!!!! Hope it works for you.

Love you all
Auntie Laurie

January 30, 2010 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

they are sooo not laughing - the rice thing totally works! hoping it does for you :)

ps - she is adorable! and you are right - it's only a phone!

January 31, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Broken 4 Love said...

Haha - Oh evelyn ; )
You certainly are a little stinker.
I wonder what compelled her to do such a thing - kids sure are funny :)

January 31, 2010 at 11:37 PM  

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