Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mr. Fix It

Several months ago, one of our iPods broke. Joe bought it in 2005 with his graduation money. It's one of the classic models....not as cool as all the new ones (video, touch, etc.), but GREAT for our needs. I don't REALLY know what 20GB means, but I know that it's enough to hold more music than we'll probably ever need. And WAY more than our 1GB nano. I don't know how it broke, but for the past several months, the only thing we've been able to see on the screen is a frowny face and a message to contact Apple Support. I tried everything they suggested, but to no avail. When I looked to see how much it would cost to fix it, I figured we might as well just buy a new one rather than pay $249! But we can't exactly fork up the money for a new one, either, so it's been sitting in the junk drawer for a while. Today Parker found it. I let him play with it...he couldn't possibly damage it more. He kept saying, "Music?" to which I responded, "It's broken. We can't play music right now." To which he responded, "I fix it." So he did his thing, pushing as many buttons as he could at once. A few minutes later he said, "Here" and handed me the iPod. I looked at it...the frowny face no longer appeared on the screen. Instead were ALL OF MY PLAYLISTS!!! I yelled, "Parker! You fixed it!" He got a really scared look on his face thinking he was in trouble, but got excited when I ran and turned on the music! So send your broken iPods Parker's way, along with $100...discount included!

17 comments:

Annakaisa said...

What a story!!! How funny is that?! Sometimes the kids REALLY DO know the best! :)

Amber said...

His future wife will surely adore him for it. :-)

Too funny!

GrandmaCathy said...

Way to go Parker -- you're a genius ! ! !

Diane said...

How funny is that?! There's a few things around here that need fixing...maybe while you're here....

Evelyn and Art said...

Parker, You're amazing! I've got a list for you over at my house. Just let me know how much it's going to cost me!

Rachelle said...

No way! I just got that very message on mine 2 days ago. I am stumped. Maybe I'll send mine to Parker....

Kimberly said...

Do you think he could fix my bank account...I would love it if he could make a few extra thousand or so dollars appear!

The Pants Family said...

That is so awesome!!!! Congrats Parker. I will totally try that with Gwenie if I ever need to do so.

Aly said...

AAAHHH!!!! I LOVE IT!! So I tagged you (I saw your comment on my blog so I'm sure you know how it goes) Anyways...your little guy sure makes your blog exciting...always making us all laugh!! He is too cute!

Erin said...

It's cute now, but when he's a rich engineer someday he can put this on his resume....I can see it now.. Age 1.9: Repaired ipod. I can't wait to see what he works on next!!!

Melissa said...

That is a hilarious story. Someday it will make up for the other stuff he breaks.

Tina said...

That is awesome! I am laughing as I write....you have the best stories to tell!

Grandma Hand said...

We always knew that Parker was Smart but this takes the cake. We can really keep him busy fixing all of the electronic thing-a-jigs that break down and he can make lots of money to help keep him in everything that he might want and doesn't know it yet.

Niki Carpenter said...

Aren't kids great.

Rachel Corbett said...

No way!!!!!! That is too funny!

Guns are cool said...

We sure underestimate our kids, don't we? Parker - you are the MAN!

Michael said...

So do unlces get a discount on that $100 charge?