Under the Age of Sixteen?
I was in a quandary this morning about what to get my ten-year old daughter for Christmas. I had leaned towards a Nintendo 3DS XL
but as I am on a tight budget the $199 price tag was a bit much. I have tried to cut the amount owed and this would only aggravate the problem more. However, I do realize and I do want to get my daughter something she will be happy with and will use.
I innocently asked Stephanie this morning if she had to choose between a Nintendo or a cell phone which would it be and here is her reply, “Dad I would definitely take the phone because then I could call my friends and also…play games with the phone; it would for sure be the phone.”
“Yeah but then you would be playing games instead of listening to the teacher and doing your schoolwork,” I replied. “Well, it was only a hypothetical question anyway Steph, I can’t afford that.”
“What does hypothetical mean, Dad?”
“It’s like a thought experiment like, imagine if you became a bird so you could fly around with your pets; that’s hypothetically speaking. You finish getting ready for school and I’ll see ya’ downstairs. I have to make your lunch and breakfast yet,” I said as I began walking down the stairs. I am glad I asked her that simple question. I no longer have to wonder I know exactly what to get her now. By the time Christmas rolls around Stephanie will have forgotten all about the inquiry as it is a week before Thanksgiving now.
Then, I began looking at phones. On one hand I want to get her a nice one like an iPhone 4s or something similar, but on the other hand, I think about how unorganized she is at this age and how she would probably lose it and then get mad at me for not going out to buy her another one immediately, hmmm… another quandary.
- It’s really happening – Feds look to okay cell phone use on planes (bizjournals.com)
- Hearing Aid and Cell Phone Compatibility (vibranthearing.wordpress.com)
- CMPD asking for public’s cell phones (charlotteobserver.com)
- Cell phone calls during flights (wwlp.com)