Kids are better at technology than adults. They pick it up fast, they seem to have an innate understanding of it, and basically, they’re growing up with something that joined us somewhere along the way.
My kids have been talking to Alexa ever since they could figure out how to say her name, and I’ve gotta say, the results have been occasionally hilarious.
Here are 12 other kids who were talking to Siri or Alexa and honestly…I’m not sure whether we’re winning or losing as a species.
12. She is a fast learner.
I’ll give her that.
8: Alexa, play ‘enter sandman’ by Mallencia
Me: you mean Metallica?
8: it’s fine, she knows what I mean
— Katie Didn't (@Pork_Chop_Hair) July 18, 2020
11. As it should.
Everyone knows that 3yos run the world.
My 3yo has figured out how to use Siri. Their alliance makes me uneasy.
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) January 7, 2014
10. Way ahead of its time.
Don’t try to argue with her; she’s right.
Making my kids watch old-school episodes of Knight Rider and my daughter said, "So, it's pretty much just a car with Siri built in?"
— Stephanie McMaster (@Smethanie) August 18, 2014
9. Well now I need to know the answer.
Good thing I’ve got an Alexa or six.
Why do farts smell bad but apple pie smells good? Just one of the questions my kid's ask Siri and why I probably owe her an apology or 12.
— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) June 15, 2015
8. Dead at “aunties.”
We’re all redefining “family” these days.
Did you ask your Aunties Siri and Alexa?
– Me whenever my son asks a question
— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) March 14, 2018
7. The robots have to be good for something.
And her explanation can’t be scarier than the one I got from my 6th grade health teacher.
I'm totally ready for THE conversation. When she asks me how babies are born, I know exactly what I'm going to say.
— Baby Sideburns (@BabySideburns) July 11, 2014
6. Someone has Alexa.
He probably heard it on YouTube.
My kid just yelled “Alexa, put pear on the shopping list.” We do not have Alexa.
— Emily McCombs (@msemilymccombs) November 18, 2017
5. Shame is doesn’t work that way.
What good is she??
Alexa, mute my children.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) October 11, 2019
4. Ooh I haven’t thought of that.
Do you suppose it works?
Kid: Alexa, play What Does the Fox Say again!
Parent: Alexa, do you have a setting where you can not respond to my kid's commands?
— Andy Herald (@AndyHerald) October 22, 2017
3. Those are not the same thing.
She never listens when you really need her to.
Today my son’s whole zoom class overheard me screaming “ALEXA! STOP IT!” in the background. In my defense I was saying “Play Beastie Boys” and she launched into “Barbara Ann” 3 times.
— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) October 24, 2020
2. Enjoy it while it lasts.
I’m sure the novelty wears off eventually.
Normally I would get annoyed with my kids asking Alexa one thousand questions but they’re not asking me so basically it’s the best day ever
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) April 2, 2020
1. You can’t have it both ways.
Never make fun of toddlers, period. They will have their revenge.
Don't you dare make fun of toddlers for talking to themselves if you're opening up to Siri like she's family.
— Bunmi Laditan (@HonestToddler) June 14, 2013
I’m not sure we’re smart in inviting the robots into our homes, but at least we’re getting some laughs out of it.
You know. Before the uprising begins.
I wonder which side the kids will be on when it does?