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Kind of long, but worth the read! Oh my gosh, this is SOOOOO ridiculous!
My husband was away on business all last week leaving me alone with my 3 year old son and my 3 month old daughter. I always let Ethan sleep with me when Dad is gone (mainly because I get so scared being in our house alone!) One night this past week I gave him a bath in our Master Bath. The way our bath is situated, you can see the TV in our bedroom, so he asked me if he could watch Power Rangers while he was in the bath and so I turned it on for him. When he got out of the bath, I put on his PJ's in our loft (where our computer is) and then he said he was going to finish watching Power Rangers in my bed. When his show was over, he came into the loft with me and played with some toys while I finished checking my email.
When I was done, I turned off the computer and told Ethan it was time to go to bed. He followed me into my room, where the TV was still on... only it wasnt on Nickelodeon anymore, there was a PORNO on my TV!!!
We have HBO or Cinemax or something, and I know their shows can get really dirty after hours, but this was like 9pm! I quickly ran to the TV and shut it off and was so embarrassed that this trash was on my TV probably because when Power Rangers was over, Ethan tried to find another cartoon or something. Then I noticed that the channel on the cable box said channel 530... we dont have channel 530. I went downstairs while Ethan was using the bathroom to see what channel was 530 and I realized in was a Pay Per View channel!
MY 3 YEAR OLD ORDERED A PORNO!!!!! I am so naive, I thought you had to put in your credit card number or something or at least call the cable company to order, but no, all you do is hit OK on the guide and hit OK again when it highlights "Buy Movie." It is harder to not buy the movie because you have to use the down arrow and hit OK to get off that screen!
I cant believe how easy it is and it angers me! Needless to say, we called our cable provider to get the charges reversed ($7.95 + tax and fees!!!) and they said no charge had occured because I mustve caught it in the first couple minutes of them airing the show, so that makes me feel better knowing my son ordered it ahead of time and it automaticallly came on when the show was going to start, so because my son was in the loft with me he didnt see any of it. But how disgusting that it is that easy for that filthe to come into your home! So easy a 3 year old can do it!
Eh, I am sick about it!
(Oh, for future mishaps, we now have all those channels blocked! I didnt know this would be an issue or I wouldve taken care of it earlier!)
<div align="center">Stephanie aka "Queen of the Universe" Mommy to Ethan and Leah
Oh my gosh that is funny and scary at the same time! I know with our cable we can block anything with the parent controls. I never even let the kids use the remote. They also can't reach the cable box. But that is certainly good to know for future reference! If you hadn't of caught it imagine your husband's suprise when he opened the cable bill
BTW - doesn't it suck when DHs are out of town? Mine travels a lot and putting 3 kids under 5 to bed is a challenge for this mom - we often start at 6:15 pm.