Well...I have officially become THAT mom.
Oh, I know.
I've been THAT mom before...but now...there is just no going back.
As you may (or may not) know, I have strong opinions.
seriously. it's true.
And one such strong opinion is the idea that children do not need cell phones.
I mean really...where is your eight year old going that you can't totally reach them in any given situation?
So...as more and more of Mikayla's friends have gotten cell phones (some from a very young age)...we have resisted the onslaught.
She is just too young.
And then something happened to change my mind.
That's right she turned 13.
Really...it wasn't the turning 13...rather it was the seventh grade and track and play practice and her busy social life...I can hardly keep up.
With coaches that cancel practices or have meets that end two hours early, surprise play practice, etc...I could not keep up with whether she was coming or going and more imporantly whether I was supposed to be there.
So...we decided it was time...and we got her a cell phone for her birthday.
And...she is thrilled. (I know...you're shocked.)
The best part about it was when we finally decided to do it...we thought we would do it right.
So...as Mikayla was opening her birthday presents...one of the items in her box started to ring.
And of course...Mikayla did not hear it at all.
But everyone else in the room could hear the noise and they were wondering where it was coming from.
Mikayla's friends quickly realized what was happening and were screaming at her to open her present.
It was awesome to so completely surprise her.
So...not only does my daughter have a cell phone...but apparently I am now committed to buying all my other children cell phones when they turn 13.
What was I thinking?