You know the parents that I love the most? The ones who give their 2nd graders iPads. I mean I really love them. I love them so much that I think they should buy everyone in the class iPads. Wouldn’t that be even more awesome?
Eloise asked us for an iPod Touch last Christmas because(and feel free to use air quote here) “Everybody else is getting one!” And I said “no” and held firm. Then I get all 1966 on her and told her that I gave her the greatest gift of all – SISTERS! “Go play with your sisters!” I also gave her another amazing gift – A BACKYARD! “Go play outside!”
Then the sisters head to the backyard to play so I can have the iPad all to myself!
Ironically, just last week Eloise asked for an eReader for her 10th birthday which is coming up soon. I say this is ironic as I just wrote a post for The Powder Room about the New Gift Giving Rules to basically redefine rules for all of us parents so we can feel less pressure to make sure our kids have the ‘latest and greatest gadgets.’ Can’t our kids can be happy when we just give them a candy stick and a pair of red knit mittens for Christmas? (Puts on bonnet and churns butter…)
So I thought I would educate myself on eReaders just in case Eloise wore me down by December, so I asked Facebook – Kindle, Nook or iPad? The vote was about 33/33/33 which was NOT helpful at all – so now I’m even more confused and think that I might just buy her 10 BOOKS to relieve my stress over this technology stuff.
What do you think about the expensive gift requests of this generation? I would love for you to come visit me In The Powder Room and leave a comment with your thoughts.
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