My dad had this huge one I had to take in high school if I wanted to take the truck, or stay out late. I graduated in 98, so you can imagine how big and clunky this thing was I remember most of my friends had pagers though. That was how we got hold of each other.
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
Ahhh pagers. Forgot about those!
So yesterday we decided to get rid of our VOIP phone at the house and rely only on our cell service, which is ok where we live. Then we had a realization that meant that every time the kids wanted to talk to one of their friends, they would need to use Seamus' or my cell phone.
Its kind of odd...on one hand, why should that bother me? But on the other hand it does, as my phone is such a useful piece of equipment, and personal too with all of my pictures and some documents, that it made me feel uncomfortable. We are now considering adding back our VOIP phone. But i was thinking, having at least a third family cell phone for the kids to share could also solve that problem...and could be used by my oldest so i could get in touch with her when she is off doing whatever it is she is doing at the moment.
Still no need for all my kids to have their own, nor a fancy one...but just another use case of children with phones that occurred to me...not of the smart variety
Mom to Lee, Jake, Brandon, Rocco
Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosopy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson
My daughter is a teen and has an Ipad and a smartphone.
My son has a kindle fire and a regular cell (somewhere, he doesn't really care for using the phone).
We are pretty liberal with our electronics. I have a laptop I adore. Tom has a macbook and ipad. He's an apple boy. And we also have a desktop in the office room that marcus uses for minecraft and meg uses for sims.
Seamus is already looking back into getting another VOIP line. Partially because of the kids, and partially because I think ultimately it will work better for me with my job.
The only reason we have our home phone is for the kids at home if we aren't there. Marcus doesn't love phones and so we have to have something tied to the wall, really loud for him to answer it lol