As I make this year’s list of gifts that will be played with for an hour and forgotten about…
If you give a kid a cookie,
he’ll ask for a some cake to go with it.
In order to make his point,
he’ll cross his arms and stomp his foot.
Stomping his foot will remind him that he needs a new pair of gym shoes.
He’ll point out that the gym shoes he wants are only $125.
Listening to you explain why $125 is a lot of money for shoes that will only be worn on Tuesdays
will remind him that you are The Worst Mom Ever.
He will then list the reasons why you are The Worst Mom Ever.
Topping the list will be the fact that all the other kids have iPhones.
Talking about how all the other kids have iPhones will remind him to ask if he can have an iPhone.
You will point out that he doesn’t need an iPhone and besides, he…
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Haha, a while ago I asked my daughter to help out with something small and trivial, can’t remember what. She did, I said “thank you”, she responded with “If you are truly grateful, you will say thank you AND let me play with your mobile”. She is 4.
Lol! They are younger and younger. I’ve seen Fisher Price iPad protectors…not sure how I feel about that!
I know what you mean…
Kids need to play in order to develop their physical, social and cognitive skills but then technology is a current thing and they should learn that too AND many of the apps are quite good for learning things too… but…
It’s one of my constant themes, this finding the balance between technology and what I think of as ‘actual’ life as opposed to virtual life. This generation we are raising are the guinea pigs–the first ones raised with technology from birth. Which is scary. But then again, my mother told me she thought that MtV was going to be the downfall of civilization.