She spent the day with me at work today. I basically shut her into my file room with her laptop and let her watch Twinkle Toes. A movie produced by Sketchers. Yes. Sketchers shoes.
Hang on while I polish my Mother of the Year trophy.
That's where she learned about...555 numbers.
Anyway, here's how the talk went:
E: (running into my office) Mom! I need your phone!
E: Ughhhhhh. It's PER-SUH-NULL.
Me: No. WHO are you going to call?
E: Mooooom. Just let me handle my business.
Me: Tell me who, and I will think about it.
She showed me the number she wanted to call, and I must admit I did an amazing job keeping my composure...for, like, 3 seconds.
I remember learning that 555 numbers were fake. I am certain at some point during my childhood I tried to call and order something from ACME or chit chat with "Deej" from Full House. Boy was I mad when I found out they were using fake numbers! I mean, why would they do that? Don't they want to talk to me???
Me: Who's number is that? Twinkle Toes?
|Call me! 555-0123!|
Me: Honey. That's not a real number. TV shows and movies use 555 numbers instead of real numbers.
E: It's REAL, mom. It is! And I need to call her.
Me: It's not a real number, sweetie. And have I told you how cute you are? I love you. Let me take your picture because you're so precious and I want to remember this moment forever.