My 12 year old daughter approached me and informed me that she had saved her money and was going to purchase an i-phone 4. WHAT??? Um… NO! My practical side called out. ” 3GS’s are $50.00- choose that. That is more than enough for you. When I was a kid we didn’t even have phones and for goodness sake I operate a business off of a 3Gs. There is NO NEED for you as a 12 year old to have the most “state of the art” equipment. NO WAY! It’s going to get stolen, you are going to drop it, it will break and it will be like flushing $200 down the tubes. Do you have $250?? because you are not leaving the house without a case!!
I won’t tell you which of these arguments I blurted out and which I kept in the recesses of my mind. I definately had strong feelings of what the prudent decision should be in this situation. My husband piped in with one simple word…NO! Clara says calmly, “It is my money and I am buying an i-phone 4 with it…..”
As a parent what do I do? What would you do?
Let’s chat this out … Tomorrow, I will give you an update.