Next time your kids have a party, introduce the “phone bowl!” Works great for having guests actually interact with each other!
A 10 year old girl asked to use my desk phone yesterday. Here’s how it went:
Girl: How do I dial?
Me: Just dial direct. You don’t need anything special to get out.
Girl: (puts receiver down on desk, dials number and stands there) Now what do I do?
Me: PUT IT TO YOUR EAR!
Girl picks up phone and begins to talk to her mother:
Girl: Yeah mom…. I KNOW!…. Well, I’m talking on an OLD phone….. Yeah….It has a CORD!