Chances are when you meet my daughter, she'll have her phone in her hands. She loves that thing and would play with it all day if we let her. It's not just a communication device for her, but also a way to pass the time. When the battery runs dry (which happens less now, thankfully) watch out! Whitney doesn't throw a fit. Instead she goes on the hunt. You can see it in her eyes.
"Who is at my house and where is their phone? Can I reach mom's on top of the stereo? Or maybe I can find one hidden in a visitor's purse."
A couple of times when Melanie has been busy with the other kids at church, Whitney has fished Melanie's phone out of her purse and put on loud music to listen to. That's been fun.
Other times she'll see someone texting on their phone and sit down beside them to watch. Sometimes the person will ask if Whit wants to see the phone and she'll nod excitedly. This is a very kind gesture, until it's time to go. Then separating my daughter from the other person's phone can become a bit of an issue.
Ever the problem solver, my sweet wife took to crafting a solution for this last problem. You can see it above in the photo. Whit is now the proud owner of a custom t-shirt that says "Warning: Do not give me your phone! You may not get it back!" Mostly it's for fun. But when you meet Whitney and she asks for your phone, give her a hug instead. Or you'll suffer the consequences. You have been warned! ;-)