Whenever I think of my kids becoming teenagers I shudder, and I don't even have girls. I will proI know I'll have struggles with nagging and jumping to conclusions and really listening to what my kids are saying, but the thing that really scares me is the feeling of constant worry that I'll probably feel every time they go out the door. Will they be okay? Will they be safe? Is this the last time I'll ever see them? What are they getting themselves into? I sure hope they don't screw their lives up!
Anyway I read this article and thought about it. And thought and thought.
My first thought was how much I hate cell phones. I hate them, I hate them, I hate them!!!!!! But I still use them because they have become a necessity. Even though I have one, can you guess how much I use it per week? Yep, that's right, less than once per week.
My second thought was that my kids will probably want or need a cell phone when they become teenagers. And they are going to pay for it themselves, I think. :)
My third thought was "Would I really feel comfortable about spying on my kids?" I know I wouldn't. Thinking back to when I was a teenager, I would never, ever have used my cell phone if I knew my parents were monitoring it. And I didn't have a thing to hide.
What do you think? Do you ever wish you could escape to a life where technology wasn't a necessity? Or do you love it?