Mm-Hmm: Toddler Uses Dad’s Smartphone to Buy a Car Off of eBay

This seems like such a brilliant, brilliant plan.

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Apparently a 14-month-old in Oregon had the wherewithal to swipe her dad’s smartphone, open up the eBay app and place a winning bid of $225 on a 1962 Austin Healy Sprite that needs to be restored. And wouldn’t you know it: Dad decided to keep the car and is using a fundraising site to solicit donations for his new project.

This is brilliant.

In an interview with KOIN 6 News, the child’s father, Paul Stoute, said that he and his wife initially panicked, saying the situation was a “‘What do we do? We can’t really afford it’ kind of thing.”

Luckily, the car wasn’t located too far from the new owner’s home, “which made it convenient for Stoute to pick up the car since it could have been anywhere in the U.S.,” reports KOIN 6 News. What are the odds?!

We’ll probably never know the real story here, but mark my words: My toddler is going to accidentally order all sorts of whimsical gadgets that I’d like to buy but shouldn’t. There’s only a short window of time between when these little miracles of life are old enough to haphazardly tap around a smartphone but not old enough to formulate the words to tell Mom what really happened.

“I didn’t buy that pool table, honey! Junior must have stolen my phone again! Put it over there by the kegerator, fellas. Careful not to bump into that giant TV. Oooh, this kid, I tell ya. Such a troublemaker. Okay, Dad’s gonna take a timeout in the man-cave to cool off.”

Toddler buys a 1962 Austin Healey on eBay [ via CNET]