She’s A Genius!

Moments ago, my 4-year-old daughter was playing with our cordless phone.  She dropped it on the kitchen floor, scattering the battery and the battery cover across the room.

"It’s okay, Mom.  I’ll fix it," she reassured me.

But after fiddling with it for a few minutes, she got frustrated and gave up. 

While I was distracted reading email, my 21-month-old daughter came along and began playing with the parts of the phone.  A few minutes later, I heard her baby voice beside me saying, "Heaw.  Heaw."

("Heaw" is her version of "here" – she says it whenever she is handing me something). 

I looked down to see her handing me the phone, completely intact.  I looked at the screen, expecting to see blankness indicating incorrect assembly.  But no.  It read:

Handset 4
50 New Calls

She had put it back together properly, a feat her 4-year-old sister couldn’t accomplish.

Clearly, she inherited her father’s superior mechanical abilities.  Whereas my 4-year-old, notsomuch.

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  1. It was just a single battery that you slip in, so it’s not like inserting 2 AA batteries with the little coils. But STILL! 🙂

    Yes, C comes by it honestly, no doubt about that. 🙂

  2. Unbelievable! She got the batteries in the right direction and everything. Her Grammie messes that up every time. C comes by it honestly! So be careful what you say! Love ’em both dearly.

  3. Amazing! I can’t figure out anything these days! I try very hard NOT to drop anything as I know I will never get it back together again!

    No more posts on the WONDERFUL POPOVERS AT JORDAN POND HOUSE! heehee!

  4. That is the way it is with my 2 girls, so the older one and I cheerfully abuse my younger daughter’s ability to fix, thread, or find anything we need in the absence of daddy:-)

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