BM wants to get SD6 a cell phone .. thoughts?Submitted by SMof2Girls on Thu, 06/28/2012 - 8:41am
The only reason she gives is that she wants a way to be able to get ahold of her directly and that she thinks she's old enough.
DH has made it clear in the past that the expensive gadgets she buys the skids are not allowed in our home. Ipods, laptops, etc .. stay with BM. We do not want to be responsible if something breaks or gets lost (she has tried that a few times and demands reimbursement only to find the thing turn up a few weeks later). Saying the same thing about the cell phone would defeat the whole point of having it in the first place .. but should we allow it?
I think it's unacceptable for a 6yo to have a cell phone, but I know SD6 well. She will lose it or forget about it after a day or so and it will end up in the bottom of her toy box, probably damaged or broken, but definitely without a charged battery.
Have any of you dealt with this?
Also, we NEVER deny access for her to call the girls. She just doesn't. Skids haven't talked to BM since Sunday. No missed calls, no texts, no attempts. And the girls don't ask to call her either, so I'm not sure what a cell phone solves?