Could You Hold On a Sec…

Kids and Phones...Kids and Phones... - Kids and Phones...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
May 1, 2010 9:30pm CST
I have a cousin that I just get a kick out of talking to. She has a red-hot temper and it seems like the minute she gets on the phone her kids go wild. They will yell, cry, slam doors, run around her, throw things or just “mom” her to death. She’ll ignore it for as long as she can and then she’ll ask me really nicely to hold on a sec, cover the mouthpiece and start ranting LOL She gets so worked up she’ll be yelling at them half in English and half in Spanish. Finally she’ll come back and it’ll be quiet for about 5 minutes before they start again. I guess she thinks I can’t hear here, but I actually get a kick out of it. Have you ever been talking with someone on the phone and they have to pause to yell at their child? Do you get a good laugh out of it? Do you think they (the kids) do it on purpose? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@cmjune76 (274)
• United States
2 May 10
There were five kids in my family and we bugged my mom when she would be on the phone. I don't know why we would do it though... b/c her attention was elsewhere??? My dad wouldn't stand for it though. He smack us so hard! I laugh now b/c my daughter is the same way when I get on the phone! I have yet to smack her though... she's five... I just go into another room, or if it's important bribe her before I make the call. :)
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
2 May 10
I don't anymore, but when my older kids would get overly loud, I would yell and fortunately they stopped when they realized I was on the phone. Now I just have my 7 y/o, yet I now have 2 five month old puppies and they are worse than my kids ever were. I am constantly yelling at them when I am on the phone because they have these wrestling matches that sometimes knocks things over.
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
2 May 10
twoey68 Sounds like her kids seem to know how to push her buttons to get the most explosions of temper from here and actually do it for fun as their moms busy on the phone and is not likely to take a swat at their little hinies. I had a friend who always fought over something with her hubby when she was on the phone with me. It did amuse me as she too had a really quick temper. I think he just did it to aggravate her, push her buttons so to speak. he seemed very loving with her so I don't think they had any big problems except for her hot temper.
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@zarie20 (16)
• Malaysia
2 May 10
ya..ya.. ihave the same with you..
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@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
4 May 10
That's funny...I have a sister that will do that when I'm on the phone with her, except I don't think she covers the mouthpiece, she just hollars at them..lol. I don't know why kids do that, if my nephews are here, and the phone rings, and if its their mom, they'll talk loud and make all kinds of noise while I'm on the phone with her, then when I hang up, they'll be back to normal..haha. Kids are silly sometimes.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
3 May 10
It is a scientific fact that kids do not need you until you are on the phone.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
3 May 10
When I’m on the phone to my sister, she is forever yelling at her daughter. I don’t know whether she’s talking to me or to her most of the time! It is amusing but it can get rather annoying too! I have an eight year old who comes up to talk to me when I’m on the phone but I usually have to just tell her once to speak to me later and she gets the message; guess I’m lucky there. Most children do it; they hate it when the attention is not on them!
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• United States
3 May 10
I wonder is this me or is this the other one in Calf. That does this? LOL I think it is the other one in Calf. But, if I am wrong then you can tell me. I do this sometimes. But, I am getting better now that my kids are older. They can take care of themselves most of the time. But, I know how it feels to just sit down to talk and then BAM! someone needs or wants something every five mins. It does get crazy sometimes. Does this happen to you? *Peace and Love get's you through everything in Life*
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• United States
3 May 10
This is one of the reasons I will never have kids. because if they did that to me, they would end up in the hospital. like your cousin , I have a bad temper And I have no patience for this type of foolishness. So if I had a friend who Had to yell at her kids. I wouldn't think it was funny . I think the kids are lucky not to have me as a mom.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
2 May 10
It is too funny that you posted this discussion because I had a phone call like this yesterday. (As I was reading your discussion, I could picture and hear your cousin and the whole scenario - too funny!) I was talking to my older sister yesterday. She has a one-year-old son and two dachshunds. Let me tell you that she wasn't yelling at her son. It was those darn dogs again! They're both so out of hand, it seems like to me. It's like having three little kids. I heard my nephew carrying on in the background throwing a bit of a fit, but she's really patient with him, which is good. However, the dogs are another story! I can always tell when the mailman comes by or when there's someone at the door. The racket those dogs make is deafening! I'm just glad I'm not the one dealing with that situation because things would change drastically! (LOL) I wouldn't be as patient as my sister is, and let's just leave it at that. Great discussion!
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• United States
2 May 10
The kids do it it on purpose....or at least mine do. They can be sitting there playing nicely...then teh phone rings...as soon as they realize I am on the phone they run wild. They know moms attention is on the phone so they try to take advantage of it..LOL...drives me crazy. As soon as I get off the phone they go back to whatever they were doing before I got on the phone.Being nice and quiet. anyone want to explain this one to me?
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@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
2 May 10
Last time I was calling my friend at their house but no one answered the phone, so I tried it once again then a girl is yelling and seems like her voice is too loud...I was shocked and scared that I thought she was yelling me for no reason, haha! But I said to her I'm just looking for my friend never thought what's going on there, so she says that my friend is not there and slam down the phone...oh!
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
2 May 10
Oh, sure the kids do it on purpose. It is a kids job. As soon as they fill that they have lost their parent's attention they know the buttons to push to get it back again. It is sad. I would first get kids interested in something in another room and then make the call. I don't get a laugh out of parent's feeling the only control they have over a child is to yell at them. I was taught some techniques at www.love and logic that speak volumns and there is no yelling involved, just common sense.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
2 May 10
lol, i KNOW EXACTLY WHAT U ARE TALKING ABOUT. mY SONS USE TO DO ME THE SAME WAY. tHEY MAY HAVE BEEN OFF IN THEIR ROOM BUT U LET ME GET ON THE PHONE & THEY HAD 40 things to ask or tell me. This went on as long as they lived at home. There was 20 years difference in them so that went on a long time. lol. I think they are jealous that they don't have your full attention, the spoiled brats.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
2 May 10
Actually that happens to me, every time I am on the phone my kids want my attention or they want me to give them the phone, especially the little one. She is always on the phone pretending to be talking to somebody. It's hard to be on the phone with her around. I used to tell my sister who had kids before me, you have to discipline your kids, tell them to behave when you are on the phone especially when it is an important phone call, now I understand, it's not easy. Have a good day.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
2 May 10
It sounds familiar. When ever a parent is busy on the phone or having conversation with a guest in the house, the kids try to draw attention by creating all sorts of actions just get what they want. They are real joy killers.
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@drannhh (15049)
• United States
2 May 10
I would not find that amusing, because I am rather straight-laced about child rearing. Personally I would never yell at a child in response to that sort of situation, as I think that just teaches the child to accept yelling as a temporary response to annoyances. Clearly, these children need to be respected more and to learn to respect others. I know a lot of kid rule their parents these days, but allowing them to day that may be as detrimental to the development of the children as it is to the tranquility of the home and the parent's peace of mind.
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
2 May 10
Hey Twoey, I thought you had kids! I have one Son that did that through out his childhood. As a matter of fact I have a hubby that also does that. If I'm on the phone, he'll walk in and start talking to me until I either shoo him away or stop and tell him who I'm talking to or answer whatever question that was sooooo important that he had to interupt my conversation. Then there is Dexter my precious little Shi Tzu. Whenever hubby and I sit down to talk or watch a show together, Dexter wants our attention. He sits on my Ottoman and stares and then softly paws at me with a little whimper to tell me he wants a treat. So I give him one and then he goes over to Hubby and sits on the floor and talks to him ever so softly for hubby to also give him a treat. He knows how cute he is! I have to say, he is irresitable. Leenie
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
2 May 10
I really try never to do this, I think it is rude. My daughter does it all the time and will be talking to me then yelling at the dog, cat or kids. For me it's just a waste of my time, if she wants me to listen then I want her attention when I talk otherwise why waste my time. Once may be funny but more than that just annoys.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
2 May 10
If I have to give my kids more than a knock it off then I get off the phone with whoever I am talking to before I get on my kids case about being loud while I am on the phone. Once they are quieted down then I will call the person back.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
3 Jun 10
I have to pause to yell at my cats. They will often fight when I'm on the phone. I wouldn't mind, but face hits with those claws can become costly.