Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Mommy, where do BlackBerries come from?

A cute excerpt from a mildly disturbing story (which can be found it its entirety here):

In Austin, Texas, Hohlt Pecore, 7, and his sister, Elsa, 4, have complicated relationships with their mother's BlackBerry. "I feel very annoyed," says Hohlt. "She's always concentrating on that blasted thing." (Hohlt says he picked up the word "blasted" from the film "Pirates of the Caribbean.")

Elsa has hidden the BlackBerry on occasion -- Hohlt says she tried to flush it down the toilet last year. Their mother, Elizabeth Pecore, who co-owns a specialty grocery store, denies the incident. But Elsa also seems to recognize that it brings her mom comfort, not unlike a pacifier or security blanket. Recently, seeing her mom slumped on the couch after work, Elsa fished the BlackBerry from her mother's purse and brought it to her. "Mommy," she asked, "will this make you feel better?"

I love that the kid has started saying "blasted" because he saw Pirates of the Caribbean. I think more seven-year-olds should talk like scurvy pirates.

1 comment:

Guy Smiley said...

"Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of milk." - Gonzo, from The Muppet Babies.