I’m still in a haze from returning, and my goodness it was only 9 days and visiting my family in TX, but in any case, I’m just feeling overwhelmed and BUSY!
Let me share one crisis from last week.
You may recall nearly 4 weeks ago I purchased my beloved iPhone, I still love it! At the same time, we added a cell phone line for Nick to our plan. We concluded we were going to get him one around his 12th birthday(January) and so it was no big deal and lowered the cost of my phone. I gave him my less than 5 month old flip phone, in great shape and he was thrilled.
Well in TX he lost it.
We’ve been the luckiest family on earth, in 13 or so years of cell phone ownership, none of us have broken, flushed, lost, or had stolen our phones, and in less than 3 weeks my son accomplished this. I tend to freak out when things like this happen, you would have been proud, because my parents were around I kept a bit calmer, and only got agitated and stressed. I immediately reported it lost/stolen and had it stopped. We looked everywhere, but we “think” it was dropped/taken when he was playing in the mall play area, waiting for my parents to pick up new eye glasses. He had been told he was too big for the area, and not to play/jump etc. So much for his listening and he thinks it popped out of his pocket and now……………..gone. Never turned in as lost, probably picked up by someone to make a quick buck………ugh.
I calmed down some when I learned we could buy a new SIM card for $25(correction Nick can buy that) and we could use an old devise(we have several old ones).
I held in my wanting to discuss/reprimand him throughout dinner and waited til we were back at my sister’s home and we got him alone and told him we were disappointed and what his responsibilities were. I know I know, kids will be kids.
Lessons learned on all sides, and all will be fine. It was just a bit more painful.