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Technology FAIL!

December 22, 2015

IMG_9827All parents know that as the kids get older, hiding the Christmas gifts can get harder and harder and harder. So in addition to having to search for random things on the computer in an attempt to “fool” the Amazon and Google algorithms I now know that I need to hide my phone!


So we listen mainly to Christian music in our household. AIR1 is our radio station of choice. As a result my kids love to listen to artists that many of you have probably never heard of. They like For King and Country, Lauren Daigle, Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline and their most favorite is Toby Mac.


The Husband and I have seen Toby Mac in concert a few times. Each time we go, the girls beg to go with us. We know he puts on a great show but it is crazy loud and action packed. So we wanted to wait until they got a bit older. Back in September the Hits Deep Tour was announced. Toby Mac is the headliner. The kids have heard the ads for this concert on the radio for months. And each and every time they hear the ads they ask if Toby Mac is coming to San Diego and every time they ask, I …. hedge a bit.
I put them off.
We are usually in the car and I tell them to “remind me when we get home.”


I pretend to not hear their question and quickly change the subject.


Okay, I lie. I admit it. I lie to my children.


You see the day the tickets went on sale, I was online purchasing them. Toby Mac is indeed coming to San Diego on February 28.


The Husband and I decided we would get the tickets as part of the girls’ Christmas gifts, so we needed to keep it a secret until Christmas. Did I mention we decided this back in SEPTEMBER??? So I have hedged, lied, redirected and stalled all this time. And then my stupid smart phone failed me.


We were in the car over the weekend and the ad again came on the radio. The Big One asked, “MOM! Have you checked yet to see if TOBY MAC is coming to San Diego??”


Hmmmm,” I said. “I’m not sure I’ll check when we get home, if you remind me.



And then the darn Little One pipes up…. “HE IS COMING! It’s in FEBRUARY!!!!”


How do you know?” I asked trying to act surprised that she knows this information.


MOM! I saw it on your phone. It’s on the calendar,” she says smugly.


DAMNIT! Stupid phone. Forget hiding presents in the closet or under the bed, now I have to hide my darn phone too.

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  1. Sue Ranscht permalink
    December 22, 2015 2:11 pm

    Maybe a New Rule. When I was a kid, we all knew you NEVER looked into Mom’s purse unless she told you to — like if she needed you to get her keys or her wallet or something else out of it for her. To help yourself would have been like breaking into someone’s house and sneaking a look at their diary.

    Maybe today, Mom’s phone is Yesterday Mom’s purse.

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