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Nuked by my toddler today

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  • JimJ321
    4206 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    That's terrible. I have a lock on my iPad to keep my kid away. I suggest nuking one of his toys in the microwave. Well, maybe don't do that...
  • lauriegator
    306 posts
    edited January 2015

    So, it's just crazy sometimes for me to think that I now can sit down and chat about how my two year old got into my game, which is hosted I-don't-even-know-where, and played by people all over the world, and laugh about how he has enough ability as a toddler to move all my pixels from one place to another without me knowing.

    Future shock.

    When my son was 2, he fed a sandwich to the VCR and tried to microwave his shoes :-) He started playing on the computer with Windows 3.1 on it...

    At least he has his own iPad now, LOL!
  • Nitemare-rexx
    541 posts
    edited January 2015
    the 1st time he was in you should have logged out, the 2nd time he was in you should of DEFANATLY got the hint to log out, maby even create his own account on it? the 3rd time when he nuked it was your fault since you should know better to hand a kid something you dont want them messing with, and should know better 1st time they get in you should lock them out. so lesson learned i guess atleast he diddent run your card up thousonds of dollers with IAPs or blow all your doughnuts.
  • robynou
    147 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Zozobras wrote:
    8)

    Like your hair piece.

    My face is up here :roll:

    LOL! you are seriously the main reason I come to this forum. You are great at making me laugh. Your avitar is enough to do it, too. You just crack me up. So on behave of all the people you make laugh, thank you. Some times it is a great mood lifter.
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited January 2015

    So, it's just crazy sometimes for me to think that I now can sit down and chat about how my two year old got into my game, which is hosted I-don't-even-know-where, and played by people all over the world, and laugh about how he has enough ability as a toddler to move all my pixels from one place to another without me knowing.

    Future shock.

    When my son was 2, he fed a sandwich to the VCR and tried to microwave his shoes :-) He started playing on the computer with Windows 3.1 on it...

    At least he has his own iPad now, LOL!

    :lol::lol:

    Our gas oven used to have the broiler section in a bottom pull-out "drawer". When our son was about 3, thats where he hid them from his sister, and forgot. Your shoes-in-the-microwave incident seems MUCH more exciting. :)
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  • bren1960
    1631 posts
    edited January 2015
    Yea my iPad has a lock screen. You're not the 1st & you won't be the last. Lol
  • smohqy
    2111 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Barry, Zozo was talking about your hairpiece, don't you mean 'My face is down here'?

    OP, Someday you'll be in a restaurant and see a couple with a toddler at the next table and ask how old he is and theyll say he is two, and youll say nostalgically "I remember when mine was that age. He nuked my town." And then you'll chuckle to yourself, and they'll call the waiter over and quietly ask to be moved to another table. :)

    Annette, I think I love you. If only we each had room in our lives, or games... But alas, I'll remain content that we're ships passing in the night. When JimJ321 told me Happy Tapping, and welcome to the forums, he didn't warn me that there would be people as fun as you here.
    It's amazing what seems normal to us now. If you had told Eisenhower that there would be a device that could fit in a pocket, instantly access all of the information in the world, take and send photos and video instantly, and give directions via satellites,not to mention making phone calls without wires, you would blow his mind. He would immediately see the implications for the military, and he would be right to do so.

    If you then told him that everybody carried these devices, teenagers and housewives and people sitting by pools in the summer, and waiting for their food in restaurants. And then you said we used them to play games, and keep ourselves and our kids busy, and be in constantfreakingcommunication with everyone we'd ever met, and most of us don't use our amazing handheld wonder machines to do anything earth-shattering at all. I imagine he'd go beyond mind-blown to dismayed with the wasted potential.

    I dunno hipmama, if you'd just give Eisenhower two hours on any such device; hour one, let him argue with anyone, anonymously from a safe, unknown location, he'd be a Gotdam five star flame warrior - then, hour two, cat videos. Just. Cat. Videos. I don't think he would've been dismayed. He probably would've left Joseph McCarthy alone and five-starred Angry Birds instead.

    Also, sorry about your Springfield. But I believe you'll Six Million Dollar Man it, and rebuild it, better, faster, and stronger.
  • joniferous
    523 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    smohqy wrote:
    Barry, Zozo was talking about your hairpiece, don't you mean 'My face is down here'?

    Maybe they weren't talking about the hairpiece on his head.... :lol:
  • 4junk3000
    6209 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I really wish parents took greater advantage of how open the young minds of kids aged 2-5 are.

    This is definitely the time when personality foundations develop which can steer the child through later ages of development.

    Kids will adapt to sports, creative arts, and other activities like moths to light bulbs if their parents give them the support they need to get started.

    I've seen preschool age kids better than me at piano, skiing, etc.

    Unfortunately too many parents are over scheduled, under interested, or whatever else they've got a reason for planting their children in front of a video screen as a baby sitter.

    Kids are so smart. As adults, we impede their potential. It's one of the saddest things about humanity, probably second only to greed on my list.

    When first saw Idiocracy (movie) I was not expecting it would become a documentary.

    P.s. these are generalizations, not a criticism of OP. I don't know what her circumstances were at all. But hopefully she will be more mindful in the future about giving her toddler a device which could "blow Eisenhower's mind".
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  • barryriddl474
    4854 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    robynou wrote:
    Zozobras wrote:
    8)

    Like your hair piece.

    My face is up here :roll:

    LOL! you are seriously the main reason I come to this forum. You are great at making me laugh. Your avitar is enough to do it, too. You just crack me up. So on behave of all the people you make laugh, thank you. Some times it is a great mood lifter.

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  • johncolombo
    11603 posts Senior Moderator
    edited January 2015
    OP, Someday you'll be in a restaurant and see a couple with a toddler at the next table and ask how old he is and theyll say he is two, and youll say nostalgically "I remember when mine was that age. He nuked my town." And then you'll chuckle to yourself, and they'll call the waiter over and quietly ask to be moved to another table. :)

    I did laugh out loud. Well played.
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  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    4junk3000 wrote:
    I really wish parents took greater advantage of how open the young minds of kids aged 2-5 are.

    This is definitely the time when personality foundations develop which can steer the child through later ages of development.

    Kids will adapt to sports, creative arts, and other activities like moths to light bulbs if their parents give them the support they need to get started.

    I've seen preschool age kids better than me at piano, skiing, etc.

    Unfortunately too many parents are over scheduled, under interested, or whatever else they've got a reason for planting their children in front of a video screen as a baby sitter.

    Kids are so smart. As adults, we impede their potential. It's one of the saddest things about humanity, probably second only to greed on my list.

    When first saw Idiocracy (movie) I was not expecting it would become a documentary.

    P.s. these are generalizations, not a criticism of OP. I don't know what her circumstances were at all. But hopefully she will be more mindful in the future about giving her toddler a device which could "blow Eisenhower's mind".

    OP mentioned that she was sitting reading a book, with the 2-year old in her lap, playing with the device. I agree with your overall premise, and I know you specified that you were generalizing. Your statement that you didn't know what her circumstances were led me to think you missed her description in her later post.

    BTW, I saw a kid riding a bike the other day. Haven't seen a kid riding a bike in ages. Reminder me of when I was a little kid and on Saturday mornings my parents would say "go find someone to play with" and we kids would spend the day God knows where doing God knows what with God knows who. We knew that when it got dark, we had to go home for dinner. And we'd spend all day having a blast, making up our own things to do. It's a wonder any of us survived. But we had to be creative, and nobody intervened. :)
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  • 9d51ca2b37f2d94f
    7697 posts Member
    edited January 2015

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  • barryriddl474
    4854 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    moxxee wrote:

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    Not a fan of the Foo Fighters? I must have missed that episode of TNG. :mrgreen:

  • jae_bazz
    5730 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    4junk3000 wrote:
    I really wish parents took greater advantage of how open the young minds of kids aged 2-5 are.

    This is definitely the time when personality foundations develop which can steer the child through later ages of development.

    Kids will adapt to sports, creative arts, and other activities like moths to light bulbs if their parents give them the support they need to get started.

    I've seen preschool age kids better than me at piano, skiing, etc.

    Unfortunately too many parents are over scheduled, under interested, or whatever else they've got a reason for planting their children in front of a video screen as a baby sitter.

    Kids are so smart. As adults, we impede their potential. It's one of the saddest things about humanity, probably second only to greed on my list.

    When first saw Idiocracy (movie) I was not expecting it would become a documentary.

    P.s. these are generalizations, not a criticism of OP. I don't know what her circumstances were at all. But hopefully she will be more mindful in the future about giving her toddler a device which could "blow Eisenhower's mind".

    I don't disagree with your premise, but technology can also do wonderful things to support young brains. One of the tiny humans in my life is TEACHING HERSELF FRENCH with a free iPad app. She'll be four next month, and she already knows as much French as I did when I was 12 or 13.

    OP, I'm sorry your town got nuked! :? Good luck with the rebuild!
  • NOVA_POLARI
    1010 posts
    edited January 2015
    If I were you I would leave it that way until the event is over that way you can find elf's easily and redecorate after the event is done when there is no more snow. You can always contact EA and ask them to bring it back for you.
  • delegg629524
    337 posts
    edited January 2015
    I call shenanigans on this one! 118% of toddlers on this planet have actual toys to play with. Even if it's a stick(my childhood)! I would not force feed a Kindle to a kid while I'm stepping on Legos!
  • tommy1724
    1969 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Hipmama, I hope you don't let some of the judgier comments get to you. I've only got two kids myself, but I know well that kids get up to shenanigans, no matter how carefully you watch them. I remember when my oldest was about three, we were leaving my in laws, and loading the car. In the twenty seconds it took me to put our bag in the back, he had picked up a pebble and drawn his version of a face on the car door. Kids happen.

    I'm very excited to watch you rebuild your town, neighbour!
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    News flash, folks. Much as we like to think parents know what we're doing ... We're winging it. It's terrifying when we first realize it. (I, for one, had always assumed my parents knew what they were doing). Best just to go along for the ride.

    We need a"dumbest thing I've ever done as a parent" contest.

    I'll go first.

    In 1983, when our kids were little (ages 3, 5 and 6) I bribed them on Halloween. (Mother-of-the-Year I ain't.) I told them that if I didn't have to make costumes and go Trick-or-Treating with them, I would give each of them money to go buy whatever candy they wanted the next day. We negotiated a while, and settled on a buy-off of $5 per kid. I figured we'd go to the store the next day, they'd each buy a big bag of Halloween candy and everyone would be happy. Got to the store and there was a "sales spectacular!" ... Full-sized candy bars were five-for-a-dollar. Three Musketeers, Milky Ways, Almond Joys, etc. To this day, they reminisce fondly about it: " Remember that time Mom bought us the seventy-five candy bars?"

    8)
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  • johncolombo
    11603 posts Senior Moderator
    edited January 2015
    now when I scan the threads and I'm often a skim reader , I see this post as I nuked my toddler.
    :mrgreen:
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