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Friday, October 23, 2009

Cell phone for preschoolers????

I can't believe I actually have to do this, but here is the list of reasons WHY my four year-old can not have a cell phone yet.

And no, it's not because he is asking for one.

That answer would be simple: No, because Mommy says so.

My MOTHER is pissed at me for not letting her buy him a cell phone and doesn't understand why I don't want her to buy one for him and his 3 year-old and 17 month-old brothers.

She thinks it will be the best way for her to be able to talk to her grandchildren when her mean daughter takes them away from her by moving 600+ miles away.

And a simple "are you serious?" is not working as she thinks that I am saying no just to be mean and keep her grandchildren from talking to her.

I want to scream.

So, here I go:

1. I have a cell phone that they can talk to each other on.

2. We are on the same network, so don't even bother trying to tell me that it is because you are worried about my cell phone bill.

3. A 4 year-old can hardly be expected to be responsible for carrying a cell phone around- so it becomes one more damn thing that I have to cart around with me.

4. Since the sole purpose of this phone is for the boys to talk to their Grammy, Grammy will be pissed if her calls are not answered the second that she calls. I do not want the boys to think that a phone call is always more important than whatever it is that we are doing(eating dinner together, out playing, napping, in SCHOOL)

5. I don't want to be the parent that makes the boys' preschool have to come up with a cell phone policy.

6. It's just one more attempt by crazy Grammy to try to control us...so, no electronic leash, thankyouverymuch.



Blogger ShellSpann said...

My 6 year old has one. And I was always against them for kids...ALWAYS. But due to circumstances at her "dad's" house - I am forced to send her there by the courts...even though she hates it there. With her having a phone - she can call me at anytime and it puts her mind (and mine) at ease to know that I'm just a phone call away. It has definitely lessened her anxiety about going over there and it keeps me from popping Xanax all weekend while she is gone ;)

But a cell phone for little ones just so they can talk to their grandma?? That's silly!!!!!

October 23, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

She seriously thinks your kids need cell phones? That is absolutely crazy!!! I think her calling your phone and you putting the boys on is sufficient enough.

October 23, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

I laugh because my hubby calls his cell phone "The Leash". ;) Sorry your mom is acting this way...

October 23, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger kys said...

A cellphone for a preschooler? I won't even let my almost 10 yr old get one. (He wants an iPhone. As if. )

October 23, 2009 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

ShellSpann, in your case, I would do the same thing.

I just have to stop her from mentioning it in front of my kids, since they would think that was cool.

October 23, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger rachel... said...

Crazy grammy indeed! Where is a pre-schooler going to be that YOU (and your phone!) won't also be???

October 25, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Foursons said...

Wow- she really wants to control you and your family!

October 25, 2009 at 3:50 PM  

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