Are you kidding me?
“Who are you going to call? Better yet, who’s gonna pay for it? You don’t just buy the phone, you know. It has to be paid for month after month.”
I said this and much more to my 6 year old, who, for some reason, thinks he needs a phone. What? I hate that he is already trying to keep up with the Jones’ and he hasn’t yet started the first grade. Isn’t a 6 year old boy supposed to be worried about how fast he can ride his bike down the hill, how many outs he can get at his baseball game, and making the loudest possible arm pit fart? He says he’s going to call me and his dad, his grand parents and some of his friends. If any of the kids in his school have a cell phone already, just know that their parents aren’t his parents. Nope, not gonna fly around here! If he doesn’t have the word “teen” in his age, he isn’t getting a phone. Point blank.
Where do these kids learn this crap?
Oh, I know. Society. Because these days, it’s way cooler to have the latest app or video game than to play outside all day until the street lights come on. I don’t want to be the kind of mom that shelters my kids, I do want them to learn from life experiences, enjoy a little television, and I see no harm in playing games every so often. I definitely won’t let it get out of hand.
Do your kids have their own cell phone? How old are they, and why did you decide to get them one?