Cell phones have become a fairly common item in our society. So much so, that even our children are 'kind of' beginning to wonder when they will 'get' theirs. Kind of like a social security card they think. That everyone NEEDS one and is just given one when the time comes.
Which is so totally not the case. Because see- I'm kind of like an old fashioned grandma in the sense that we still have a house phone. A real live phone that is connected to the outside world by actual wires that run on poles down the side of the road. And I do in fact have a cell phone- but see- I'm an adult. And I have a job to pay for that luxury. And for over 1900 years (and longer) people survived without cell phones. Cable tv too, so I hear. So I am positive that they are in fact not a necessity. And my feeling with my children is that someday, perhaps soon- or maybe not, we will choose to provide them with a nicety such as a cell phone. But it will be for MY conveninience and assurance of their safety, rather than for theirs. And right now, I'm just not positive that it is the time.