About 2 weeks ago Tater lost her phone thanks to the little hands of Monkey and Princess. We’ve searched high and low, moved furniture, under beds, literally every corner in this house and it’s gone. For a while she’s gone with no phone. Unfortunately with finances and just replacing Dirt Diver’s phone, I couldn’t manage the deductible for her phone this month and told her she would have to wait till I could. That didn’t fly over very well and she asked if she could pay the deductible herself since it was her phone.
Pssh like a parent is ever going to say no to their kid stepping up to the plate on responsibility. *snicker* I explained how the insurance works and they’ll send her a refurbished replacement. She didn’t want to get stuck with the same phone she had as she didn’t like it but it was a hand be down from dad when he got his ‘Droid. But I refuse for her to spend all her money on a brand spanking new phone. Curious now I ask what she’s looking to get. And that’s when she said it….
A Blackberry Curve
After I said hell no and how she’s too young and can’t afford it, the kid looks at me and smiles then says “What if you can find me a used one off eBay?”
We discussed how much her deductible was through Sprint and what kind of budget she was willing to stick with if she could get the phone of her choice. Might I add that I absolutely HATE being out bided by MERE pennies just SECONDS before an auction is to end?! We had 2 computers going and we’re just scouring eBay. Finally won one for her and she did good. She only went $8.00 over the Sprint deductible, got free shipping and managed to score a 1GB memory card.
The phone came yesterday and I SWEAR the minute she walked into the house it was like a gravitational pull between the two. She hasn’t put the phone down except for school today. Her grin has been permafixed and she’s got a little skip to her step.
I am very proud of her for being to realize the value of her money, saving her babysitting earnings and figuring out what she was willing to spend on what she wanted.
And that is how our 12 year old daughter has become a Crackberry addict in less then 24 hours.