My nine year old son got upset last night watching his 13 year old sister use the calculator on her cell phone. That’s right, my kids fight over math. You can’t touch this kind of brilliance. Or, geekdom.
My son was complaining because he wants a cell phone and telling him he had to wait until he was 13 apparently came across as, “You have to wait an eternity! Mwah ha ha!” Then I waved my wand and threw some eye of newt on his pizza.
So, I made a deal with him. I said, “If you get good grades and are well-behaved, you can get a cell phone when you’re 12.”
To which he replied, “Okay, so if I’m not well-behaved then I can get one when I’m 13?”