Having artificial intelligence assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri in the house can be helpful, frustrating and hilarious all at the same time ― especially when there are children at home.
Whether parents are turning to the devices for their kids’ homework or the little ones are using it to drive their families even more nuts, the assistants are responsible for some laughable situations.
Here are a handful of funny tweets from parents about living in the age of Alexa and Siri (and a few about Google Assistant, too).
My kids never take my word for anything unless they've confirmed that I've "asked Siri" first.— Unfiltered Mama (@UnfilteredMama) July 17, 2016
I just told my son to give me 2 minutes, and he asked Google Home to set an alarm for 2 minutes, and that's enough out of him.— Walking Outside (@WalkingOutside) February 15, 2018
13 - “Mom how do you divide fractions?”— Court (@Discourt) September 29, 2017
Me - *whispers*
“Siri, how do you divide fractions?”
My toddler asks so many questions that even Alexa has taken up drinking.— A Bearer Of Dad News (@HomeWithPeanut) September 15, 2017
Told my kids to play outside and they thought it was a band. Heard one of them ask Alexa to play songs by Outside.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) January 13, 2018
Why do farts smell bad but apple pie smells good? Just one of the questions my kid's ask Siri and why I probably owe her an apology or 12.— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) June 15, 2015
Google Home. Amazon Echo. Really? The last thing I need in my house is more talking and less self-restraint when ordering from the Internet.— Stella G. Maddox (@StellaGMaddox) February 6, 2017
Kid: Alexa, play What Does the Fox Say again!— Andy Herald (@AndyHerald) October 22, 2017
Parent: Alexa, do you have a setting where you can not respond to my kid's commands?
Thanks, Alexa, I DID want to teach my kids that shouting commands in rapid succession is the way to get whatever they want in this world.— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) December 31, 2016
I'm totally ready for THE conversation. When she asks me how babies are born, I know exactly what I'm going to say.— Baby Sideburns (@BabySideburns) July 11, 2014
I was asking Alexa to do things but she kept ignoring me & OMG SHE TURNED INTO ONE OF MY KIDS.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) March 29, 2018
I can never ask Alexa anything without sounding like I'm scolding a toddler.— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) December 31, 2016
Sunday mornings are for sleeping in unless your child loudly asks Alexa how many days until Christmas at 5:45 AM.— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) March 26, 2017
My toddler has accidentally used Siri more than I have intentionally used Siri.— The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) March 12, 2017
I finally got Siri so now there's one more thing in this house that doesn't understand a damn word I say.— Brenna Jennings (@SuburbanSnaps) June 14, 2013
Just bought an “Alexa” to take with me on the road.— Steve Olivas (@steveolivas) March 11, 2018
I asked her to argue with me and make a lot of noise while I’m sleeping so it feels like home.
7: (silently sneaks up behind me and taps me on the shoulder)— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) August 30, 2018
7: (whispers into my ear) Do not trust Siri. She doesn’t have eyes. (Walks away)
Who needs scary movies when you can just have kids?
My Google home recorded me mid-rant when I was making my shopping list, so when I asked for an updated list it just read out:— Cathryn (@AngryRaccoon2) September 2, 2018
-I need to get the fuck out of here.
Don't you dare make fun of toddlers for talking to themselves if you're opening up to Siri like she's family.— Bunmi Laditan (@HonestToddler) June 14, 2013
I'm fairly certain that Siri was invented by a parent who was utterly exhausted from answering all of their kids constant questions.— Jennifer Lizza (@outsmartedmommy) June 26, 2014
Did you ask your Aunties Siri and Alexa?— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) March 14, 2018
- Me whenever my son asks a question
Me: Alexa, make my kid get ready.— Life at Tiffany’s (@lifeattiffanys) February 21, 2018
5: We don’t have an Alexa!
Me: *finds out Alexa in fact, does have a skill to make kids get ready*
Me: *buys an Alexa*
Just a heads up, we're at that point in the day when even my Amazon Alexa won't listen to me.— Grumpy Twin Dad (@DadisGrumpy) July 23, 2018
Unlike Alexa, I can not unplug my toddlers.#dadlife
I don't want Alexa because I can't have another person in this house who doesn't listen to me. Between my family and Siri, I'm done.— Melanie Dale (@UnexpectedMel) July 2, 2017
Alexa, feed my kids.— MotherPlaylist (@MotherPlaylist) January 2, 2018