Hello, I am doing this post because of one thing Little Miss P asked me in the car at the weekend...
We were driving home from my mum's house when she just came out with:
Summer: Mummy, when can I get a phone?
Oh my, my mouth just opened up in shock thinking where the hell did that come from? So I asked her and she said her friend has one. And my mouth just opened again in shock.
Me: Really Summer, are you sure they said they have one?
Summer: Yes mummy, the twins have them.
Me: Summer, when you go out with your friends on your own to the park or down the shops then I will get you a mobile phone.
Summer: Why do they have them then?
Me: I don't know, but they don't really need them. Who will they be calling?
Summer: OK mummy.
But after that I was thinking really who gives a six year old a mobile phone? What will they do with it other than maybe play games on it, but why stick them on a phone? Why don't you play board games with the kids?
I can honestly say that Summer will not be getting a phone at the age of six and even at the age of seven. Not sure when I will give her her first phone but it won't be just yet! I have to say I am still in a bit of shock that she asked me and I am going to have to ask the child's mum if it's true or not.
That's my little rant over for now but am I wrong thinking it's too young to give a kid a phone and what age should I?
Please let me know what you think.