The kids got an Amazon Dot for Christmas (this will be relevant to bedtime, I promise) and poor Alexa has been put to the test. Here are a few of their requests:
- Kids, "How many songs are in the world?'
- Kids, "I love you." Alexa, "I love you too."
- Kids, "Are you a robot?...Are you a real person in real life?"
- Kids, "Are you friends with us? You crack me up, you are so funny. I think you are the best robot ever."
- Kids, "You are funny." Alexa, "Funny in a good way, I hope." Kids, "You are funny in a good way." Alexa, "Sorry, could not find the answer to that." Kids, "You are dumb...I was just joking about that."
- Kids, "Say poop." Alexa, "I'd rather not say anything rude."Kids, "You are not my friends anymore." Alexa, "Sorry, thanks for telling me.'
- Kids, "Well, how old is the wake up poop this morning...Tell me to get out of RJ's room...Stop talking to me."
Alexa is also great when the kids have a time out, we will tell them to go upstairs and set a timer and to come down when it goes off. The first time we did this with Lily she was told to set the timer for 2 minutes, we were able to check the app on our phones and she had only set it for one minute...needless to say Lily had to go right back up and start her time out over.
However, my favorite Alexa request comes nearly every night as the kids are falling asleep. If I am upstairs I will hear RJ sweetly say, "Alexa, play Sade." Alexa will promptly play a station with Sade and similar music for the kids to listen to as they fall asleep. I know that my husband was the one who suggested they listen to Sade initially since her music is relaxing and sleep inducing, but hearing this request nightly always makes me smile. I can just picture RJ as a teenager playing Sade while he and his date do things I do not want to think about. When I come up to bed and the kids are finally asleep I can use the app on my phone to turn off the music knowing that tomorrow night I will again hear the sweet request, "Alexa, play Sade."