The Techno-Savvy Two Year Old

I had the funniest, strangest thing happen yesterday. I was sitting at my desk at work, when my boss came in with the office phone. Now, Josh is in America, and I don’t believe that even HE knows the office number. There isn’t a person in the world who would be calling me on that number.

I tentatively took the phone from Sam and said, “Hello?” It was my soldier, Jeff, calling from his base.

“Umm, are you ok?” I asked.
“Yeah, of course.” He answered, confused.
“How the heck did you get this number?”
Puzzled, he replied, “What number? I called your cell.”
“No you didn’t,” I said, chuckling and completely confused. “You somehow called my office number.”
“What?” He answered. “I was wondering why some guy answered your cell phone.”

And then we had a long pause. What in the world was going on?

I suddenly remembered two things. Yesterday, I caught Zeli (who’s not quite two) playing with my phone; and, this morning I noticed, and chose to ignore, a strange green arrow on the cell that I’d never seen before.

Suddenly, it dawned on me. While playing with my phone yesterday, Zeli managed to put call forwarding on my cell, and to have all calls forwarded to my office number! Now, I probably have 200 numbers stored in my cell phone, and for him to accidentally select the office number was quite bizarre.

Cracking up, I went to find our technology expert to find out how to redirect my cell phone calls to my cell. Considering that, even with hours of fiddling around, I wouldn’t be able to intentionally replicate what Zeli had done, I was very impressed with his two year old techno-savvy feat!

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  1. Aize ga'on! When Soldier Boy was that age, he reconfigured the copier at my husband's office to print GIGANTIC LETTERS. They had been trying to figure out how to enlarge the type, but had failed. Jokingly, someone asked the little lad how he did it. He pushed a bunch of buttons, and the type returned to normal.

    He couldn't recreate his genius, however… so they were stuck with normal type, and a mystery.

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