Six-Year-Old Secretly Orders $1,000 of Grubhub on Dad's Phone

A family learns an expensive lesson on giving kids unmonitored access to phones.

Katie Sue Webber
Katie Sue Webber
Mom to two sweet little boys. Helping moms is her passion.
Last updated
February 7, 2023

Moms with young kids understand that you have to keep your eyes on them at all times. Keith Stonehouse learned this lesson when his 6-year-old son Mason decided to order nearly $1,000 worth of food on Grubhub.

Keith was trying to relax Saturday night when food started arriving at the house, leaving him and the rest of the family scratching their heads. Little Mason wasn't confused, because he was the one responsible for all of the orders. He was also giving generous 25% tips.

Thankfully the Stonehouse family was able to share their abundance of food with their neighbors. Grubhub got wind of the story and offered them $1,000 worth of gift cards for their “unexpected spending spree.” As for Mason, his parents decided the best punishment would be to take one coin out of his piggy bank for every purchase he made.

So keep your eyes on your kids—and your phones! You never know when they’ll get the brilliant idea to order $1,000 worth of food online. Or whatever other kind of trouble they can get into.

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