Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cell Phones

My husband & I have been licensed foster care providers for almost 6 years. We decided to become foster parents because we wanted to help kids who are less fortunate that us & needed a safe place to live. We also wanted our children, who may be just a tiny bit spoiled, to see that other children aren’t as fortunate so that they would appreciate what they have. That part hasn’t worked quite as well as I had hoped, but there’s still time, right?

The latest tragedy in the boys' lives is that they don’t have cell phones. Not only that, their parents don’t have cool phones for them to use, since we just have prepaid phones. Tyler informed me that ALL of his friends had their own cell phones (Tyler is 12, and we are more than happy to let him use one of our phones if he is going to a friends or to the park, but I am really not convinced he needs his own). Unfortunately for him, when you live in a small town, there is a good chance that your parents know your friends parents. So I asked him if Ashton had his own cell phone….nope he doesn’t. I asked if Jesse had his own, or if he just used his parents phone…he wasn’t sure.

But I did make him an offer. If he wanted, for Christmas & his birthday, I would be willing to get him a Tracfone & 1 year of service. He turned it down because their phone’s weren’t cool enough. I showed him another site that has pre-paid service in our area, and he did find a phone that he liked there…for almost $300.00, and that didn’t include the service! I told him to check Tracfone again once it got closer to Christmas!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Kids do not need phones to be cool, they just think they do! My daughter kept asking for one too and we don't even have cell service where we live!