Every time we hand over the iPad for some screen time, there's a part of all of us parents that's filled with dread because these children of ours are way smarter than we give them credit for. They are technology savvy in ways that we can only dream about and while most of the time are only able to download apps we didn't approve or find an inappropriate YouTube video here and there - this kid did the unthinkable. Yup, this six year old ordered hundreds of dollars worth of toys on Amazon and we're pretty sure they are all being sent back.
We get it: hassle free ordering on Amazon is the bomb. It makes being a parent way easier because we're able to order so many daily items with a quick click and without ever leaving our home. And Prime? Don't even get us started on its awesomeness. Little Caitlin agrees and her story is pretty hilarious.
It all started with a tweet. Caitlin's older cousin, Ria Diyaolu, posted on Twitter that her cousin ordered over $300 worth of toys without her Aunt and Uncle every knowing, and then shared the picture of how the family came to find out about their daughters love for online shopping.
My badass little cousin ordered $300 worth of toys w/o my aunt & uncle knowing. This is a picture of how everyone found out. pic.twitter.com/wHWVhsMBYI— princess ria (@R_tatas) August 11, 2018
According to Buzzfeed, it all happened because Caitlin was allowed to order a Barbie off Amazon for her birthday and then she asked to go back on her mom’s phone to see if it had shipped. We see what she did there.
Obviously, she added a few other things to her order including video games, board games, and more toys. All to the tune of an additional $350. Yikes.
“They just started unloading box after box after box,” Diyaolu said. “Her mom went on her Amazon account and saw three pages of things she had ordered. She knew exactly what she was doing when she did it. I was so surprised that a six-year-old knew how to do one-click, next-day shipping.” We can only imagine what was going through her parent's mind whenever that truck pulled up.
But, we get it. It's super easy whenever that "add to cart" button is staring back in your face. And of course, Twitter exploded with responses, many of which prompted parents to open up about similar experiences. Maybe we all need to find a way to childproof our Amazon accounts?