Things that are not phones (list)

February 1, 2015
Dexter on the telephone

Hello, Nanny? Mummy keeps laughing at me talking to you on things. Can I come to your house?

Dexter has a tendency to think everything is a phone.

These are just some of the examples of things he believes he can communicate with people through…

  1. Cheese grater ( a cheese grater is also not a toy)
  2. A 3 pin plug
  3. Remote – of any variety
  4. Belt
  5. Spoon (or knife or fork)
  6. Wet wipe
  7. Packet of wet wipes
  8. Shoe
  9. Hairbrush
  10. Salt
  11. Harddrive
  12. Gingerbread men
  13. Labels on cushions
  14. Green sparkly cowboy hats
  15. Scart adapter thing.
  16. Turkey Baster
  17. Cuddly duck
  18. Wooden spoon
  19. Glass jars
  20. Pictures of phones. (He has a picture of a phone on one of his flashcards and uses that too. Close enough I suppose.)
  21. Sun lotion
  22. Library card
  23. Toot Toot press and go launcher
  24. A jar of peanut butter
  25. Keys
  26. Toy drill
  27. Tin of catfood
  28. Cereal box
  29. Tin of Sardines
  30. Train


He seems happy enough babbling away to whoever he thinks is there. Strangely, whenever there is actually somebody on the phone for him to talk to, he goes all quiet and breathy like he doesn’t know what do do.

Strange boy… I don’t know where he gets it from.




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  • Reply Kgomotso May 1, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Ha! This post had me chuckling away! I love how even the wetwipes can be used as a phone! LOL #thelist

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby May 1, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Oh he drives me crazy with wet wipes!! He cleans windows with them and makes them horrible and smeary and then he squeezes the liquid out of them to get things wet!! Oh and he empties the packets too!!! You gotta laugh!

  • Reply Kate May 1, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Haha I love this, my little one does exactly the same thing – I call it creativity! 😉


    • Reply Leslie Rickerby May 1, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Haha he’s certainly got an imagination, I’ll give him that!

  • Reply You Baby Me Mummy May 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Ha ha this is great, a jar of peanut butter?! Kids are bonkers! Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby May 5, 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Over the last few days he’s been using tins of sardines and then tins of anchovies. I dunno what he’s saying but I bet he’s having a right old gossip!!

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