By Kate Connolly from Diana Orgain's Maternal Instinct mystery series
I have recently upgraded to a smart phone. Well, of course, I have to...for work and all. I mean what kind of private investigator would I make if I couldn’t text and chat immediately? Not to mention…eh hem…call for help when necessary.
What I didn’t count on is that Laurie would constantly be fighting me for the phone. What is the deal with a baby’s fascination for electronics? Remote controls, cell phone, key fob - any item that lights up and makes noise really, but it can’t be a toy. If I hand her a toy Elmo phone she throws it right back at me.
Fortunately, mom found me a "dummy" phone on Amazon. Looks just like a smart phone, but it's not. And as it turned out it was good thing she did because...well, I can't tell, you know, because that would be spoiler!
How about you? Do you have any great tricks at keeping a baby happy while drooling away on your expensive stuff?