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Let me first say, I've been resistant to stepping into the iPhone era. For one thing, the cost of handing over one of those things to each family member was more than I was willing to fork out. And another thing, I didn't want to give out the message to my kids that we always had to have the latest and greatest thing to ever hit the market. I wanted to instill within them contentment with less than the best and less than others had. (And  I figured, it wasn't so bad that their friends liked to tease them about the "antique" phones they carried).

But, ok…our family finally came up with a compromise. They bought their own phones and pay half of their bill every month.  It is imperative they learn they don't always get something for nothing. It instills a greater sense of appreciation.

With smiles on their faces, and iPhones in their hands, I asked my 22, 20, 17, and 15 year old daughters,  "So how does it feel to finally catch up with the 12 year old kid down the street?"


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car0linatarheel
Jun. 29th, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
It feels great, mom; really great. Seems like you like yours too seeing as you're sitting in the front seat playing with it ;)
1carolinabrown
Jun. 29th, 2013 03:58 pm (UTC)
Comes in handy every now and then...
ba1126
Jun. 29th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the photo you included!! I did similar with my kids; "If you want it badly enough, save up your allowance or get a job and I'll meet you half way." If they weren't willing to put some "sweat equity" into it, they didn't want/need it bad enough.
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