19 July 2011

Why I Got You a Cell Phone Even Though You're Only Ten

Three reasons come to mind.

One is that I want you always to be able to call for me, or eme, or whomever else you need, at any time. We will always be there for you. I never want there to be a time when you feel stranded, alone in the world, and can't reach us, or someone at least, to help you.

Two has to do with what I was telling you about asking me about sex or any other thing, no matter how hard it is to talk about or tell someone. You can always tell mama. Even if what you have to tell is something you're scared of getting in trouble for, or that you're ashamed of, no matter, you can always tell mama.

Three is that you are an incredibly responsible person for a 10 year old. Heck, even for an adult. You might lose this phone, but I bet you don't. I don't think you'll misuse it, either. You have always been a good and trustworthy son.

Now, if--just in case--you do mess up on number three, and lose this phone, read number two and know that you won't get in any trouble. Number one won't help you much at that point, though, because you will have lost your phone.

Love, mama


  1. Not bad, but you do sound like Paul Harvey.

  2. I got my kiddo one at age 10. He was not the best with it. So....we are trying it again now, at age 13. So far, so good. I like the idea that he has it in case he needs me for anything. :)