When it comes to cell phones, Laci is a whiz. She loves the apps and camera on my iPhone. It's a work phone so I don't let her get any games for it. The only apps I have are the free ones I can get from Starbucks. She was so impressed when I told her I got Dora Skywriting from Starbucks. Of course, she was devastated when she realized that is the only game that came with the app and I wouldn't let her get the ones that are advertised on the Dora app. Those sneaky app makers messing up my kids with advertising!
She is just starting to want to call people on the cell phone. I have two Favorites - my sister and Charlie. I heard my phone dialing at 7:30 on a Saturday and was terrified that she called a work contact! Fortunately, it was just my sister and I didn't mind waking her up early on a Saturday. :) I rarely text people but Laci loves "texting". I have found her on her toy cell phone "texting" her cousins. Last night, she was begging me to call one of her friends mom to set up a play date. I don't have her number so I told her I would email her later. Laci handed me the cordless phone and asked me to "text" her. She reminded me that the last time I texted (emailed) her I used my phone. Well, it was my cell phone, not my landline phone. Close but so far.
To the kids, anything is a phone. In the car one day, she pulled out an old Sucrets box that my grandfather-in-law had kept small things in (remember we got the car from him) and used it as a cell phone. I had a magazine in the car and that became my "computer" to receive the messages. Somehow the Sucrets box made it in the house and I saw Calvin walking around yesterday holding it up like a phone saying "-Ello, -Ello". Nothing says 90 year old toddler like a Sucrets Box!