As parents, most of us know that, though our phones and technology might seem too complicated for a toddler to figure out, that is actually not the case at all. They know. They know.
To that point, a story has emerged out of the UK in which parents claim their 4-year-old son used his mom’s phone while she was sleeping to place a massive delivery order of snacks.
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Gareth Davies, an investigative journalist, shared on Twitter that his 4-year-old son “nearly caused a national food shortage this morning.”
He continued, “Got hold of mum’s phone while she slept and ordered 990 mini Peperamis, and a combined 1,200 bakewell tarts and Fab ice lollies from Tesco. Total order £451.27. Even booked a delivery slot.”
We can all agree that not only is that an iconic move by a 4-year-old, but the list of ordered items itself is a true masterpiece.
Louder for the people in the back, here is the full list of snacks the toddler ordered while his mom snoozed:
- 990 mini Peperamis
- 120 Viennese Whirls
- 594 Bakewells
- 594 Fabs
- 184 Oranges
- 11 packs of pine nuts
- 24 rashers of bacon
- 24 Cumberland sausages
- 2 cans of deodorant
- 2 packs of Frubes
- 36 packs of Mini Cheddars
- 8 fishcakes
- A pack of strawberries
- A bunch of bananas
All for a grand total of £451.27, or about $562 in US dollars. Davies asked his son why he would do such a thing, to which the toddler apparently responded, “I wanted to have more food than everyone else.”
Relatable, kid. But in this economy?
Davies says that he attempted to reason with his son, but that didn’t go so well.
“I told him we didn’t have quite enough money to spend £450 on food,” Davies said in a follow-up tweet, “and he said that was fine because he had some, and proceeded to pull 14p from his pocket.”
14 pence, eh? Still quite a bit to go until we get to £450. In any event, parents… Let’s keep an eye on our phones, yeah? Not sure many of us want $500 of snacks delivered to our door without a heads up.
Matt is a writer, editor, and content strategist currently based in Washington state. He has worked as a managing editor for the iconic I Can Has Cheezburger, Celebuzz (a SpinMedia site), and now Mamas Uncut. He also acted as the Social Media Director for CafeMom.
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