(Standing in the check out aisle of the grocery store)
Christian: Mom, Dad? Can I get a phone now?
Me: Sure buddy. (My husband shoots a grin at me.)
Ethan: What? He CAN? What about me? Can I get one too?
Me: Yes. You both can. In fact, we'll get one for all four of you and it will be a party.
(Lady standing in line behind us begins to chuckle.)
Christian and Ethan together: MOOOOOOM! ALL of our friends have them! It's not fair!
This conversation has become somewhat of a broken record in our home. I USED to think that the, "All of our friends have a phone so why can't we) rational was just a simple tactic...but then I realized...a lot of their friends actually do have cell phones.
This surprised me.
I can see the pros and cons on both accounts. I just don't think it's time though.
For now at least, I keep reminding myself that it's almost summer. I'm hoping that the swimming pool and outdoor play will replace the monotony of the dreaded, annoying, incessant...cell phone conversation. grrrrrr.....
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