My daughter has been navigating my iPhone for quite a while. Although, I don’t love her burrowing her little nose into the screen, I have to admit I do love the 15 minutes of peace and quiet I get while she watches it.
I figured, how harmful could it be. After all she’s only watching Disney Princess clips on YouTube, right? WRONG! And so begins my story…
It was just a couple of weeks after my son was born. My husband and I were so exhausted from the sleep deprivation that we were giving into my daughter a little more than usual, just to avoid a Toddlerzilla moment. I was pretty much letting her use my phone as much as she wanted, as long as her behavior stayed in check.
We were in the kitchen and realized that she had “disappeared”. My husband noticed that the bathroom door was opened just a crack and decided to sneak over and investigate. Sure enough she was in there, sitting on the toilet, watching my phone. When my husband opened the door she hurried up and pressed the button to turn it off. Then she fumbled it around her back, trying to hide it.
My husband asked,”What are you up to? Why are you hiding that?”
She replied,”Nuffing”, but had a shit-eating grin across her face. We knew she was up to no good.
My husband said,”Let me see the phone, then.” She shook her head “no” side to side, still clutching the phone behind her back.
Finally he grabbed it from her. We were not prepared for what we were about to see. She was watching YouTube alright, but this was no Princess video.
He turned the phone on and went to YouTube. There we saw a cartoon thumbnail with a man and a woman with her bare butt showing. “What is this???” we asked her. She just shrugged her shoulders, still grinning from ear to ear.
My husband played the video. At first it didn’t look that bad…a little elf, a snowman. I know my daughter likes Christmas. Then, the woman with the butt showed up and started pooping. From that point on it was a non-stop poop fest. DISGUSTING!
It was one of those things that’s like a bad car accident. You don’t really want to look, but you just can’t help it!
It was so gross, but also kind of funny at the same time. At one point, I was laughing so hard I almost popped a stitch. I had to walk away and couldn’t watch the rest of it.
If you dare, here is the link to the video:
Lesson learned: Do not let your children use the internet unsupervised. They can find anything, ANYTHING, in a matter of seconds and they are WAY smarter than we give them credit for.