Friday, February 13, 2009

Best Day EVER (for Alexa and Alex, that is)

On our way up to Logan, we stopped at the South Town Mall to meet up with Sule. He got the kids cell phones and they were SO anxious to get them.
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We all ate pretzels and the kids were excited to get the phones all set up and functioning. I have been opposed to getting Alexa a cell phone even though she has been asking for several years and "is the ONLY kid her age that doesn't have one."
I still am not convinced that 13 year olds "need" cell phones but what do I know anyway. I am not really sure why Alex got one, I guess just so he wouldn't feel "left out" but I am sure he won't use it too often, he just thinks the phone itself is cool.
As you can see in the picture above, Rich was looking a little concerned about what was taking place. Their Dad asked me a while ago if it was OK for him to add them to his plan and I said OK. His parents are in Africa and it will be nice for Grandma Gowon to be able to keep in touch with the kids this way.

Here they are showing off their phones and don't they look SO HAPPY!!

I guess if nothing else I can use it as a "tool" to promote "good behavior" (such as, if you aren't nice to your brother I am taking your phone away for 3 days...or if you don't do your chores, no more texting etc).


Jennifer said...

Great now I'm really the only person that doesn't have a cell phone!

Janean said...

For sure the BEST day every for Alexa! She cracks me up - that sad sad little story she told me once about how she was the only one who didn't have a cell phone. Funny! Now that Alex has one I guess I better prepare for Whytli to be asking for one soon when she finds out he has one.

Rohan and Jenifer Shearer said...

Alexa talked about this every morning leading up to it in the carpool. Glad it all worked out - Maddy is too!

Anonymous said...

Oh good, now she is not the ONLY 13year old on this planet that doesn't have a cell phone. What a relief! They do look so happy in that picture. Exciting for them!