Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm not paying for your hearing aids Young Man!

This is a common sight around our house lately...  well, except imagine him indoors with slightly poorer lighting...
Those %^#&*ety %$^& iPod earbuds are going to be the death of me!  You'd think he'd learn when he misses phone calls (because I'm not chasing him down and using arm signals so that he can grunt into the phone) or when we're halfway done with dinner when he comes upstairs because he "didn't hear us" call him for the prayer...  

Yesterday I about lost it after asking him to turn the volume DOWN and I said "Listen, ruin your ears all you want - but you will pay for your own hearing aids!"  M.O.T.H. could barely wait until the kid turned his back to laugh at me over that one :)



But Seriously... have you SEEN the cost of hearing aids?  

and those are the DISCOUNTED prices!  Yipes!

After checking them out I will be turning down the volume on every device in the house.  So sorry if you've spent hours doing your blog playlist - it will be so soft it will all sound like Brahms to me!

Will this solve my teenager crisis?  No... but if anybody is computer guru, engineering genius - call me and we'll collaborate on a million dollar idea I have...  Every mom in the world is going to want one of these...  

10 comments:

Barbaloot said...

I already listen to things super soft---and it drives me crazy when I watch TV with anyone cuz they need it louder than I do. I guess I'm doing some pre-emptive work against future hearing loss:)

You could always set up a 'no earphones in the house' rule...but maybe you don't wanna start that battle.

Youngblood4ever said...

I am one of those that constantly has buds in my ears, but that is a side-effect of my job... I am just waiting for the day when I will be ordering those earbuds. I need to learn to be okay with my own silence.

Everything else I like on a low volume.

WV- reckind- quick way to say "be kind, rewind." Sad our kids have no idea what the helk that means.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I can't believe you had a birthday and didn't give me a notice!!! HELLO happy be-lated birthday!!!

and my kids have IPODS but they are 6 and 3 so...they aren't as in to it, I thought I'd hopefully get that out of their system before they got much older! lol!

cold cocoa said...

What a stylin' and hip teen!
I worry about ear damage, too. What to do? i wish you could set a limit on the volume. Parental lock on the volume option.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Whatever it is you have in mind, I need one. I suspect it will cost less than hearing aids, right? Right! wvw: unfixs It seems to apply to the conversation but I'm not sure how just yet . .

Adam and Kollen Marchant Family said...

I really am scared for kids getting older. Luckily none of my kids have ipods yet. It was on their christmas lists though.

Ann On and On... said...

I am constantly talking to myself, when I think my husband is just not responding to be nice and let me finish my thought only to find out he has his ears plugged. That is a bonus for me, because that is when I slip in "oh, I bought this..." and I feel much better knowing I told him.

April said...

WHAT???? Did you say something???? I can't hear you!

We just mock our son when he has his buds in and if he asks us to repeat something, too bad, so sad. Take them out and we will communicate.

BTW, I can guarantee those hearing aids are crap. I worked for an audiologist over 20 yrs ago and a decent hearing aid was going for $1500. YIKERS!!!

T said...

...hmmm - maybe next time M.O.T.H. has his earbuds in I'll admit to my latest purchase... hmmm... what should I run out and buy that I'll need to own up to?

Megz said...

I missed this one, but had scroll down and say how much T looks like Q in this picture. And how long does he take styling his hair? I love that he's got some vain in him like his papa.