Friday, June 01, 2007
This is Exciting!
Now I know that I am a complete dork, but I'm excited because I got a cell phone of my very own!!!!
I turned mine off a few years ago to trim the budget. My very generous sister said "You can't be without a cell phone," and sent me a phone as part of her family plan, but she lives in Michigan and uses Verizon, which doesn't work up here in the mountains. So I've used it sparingly. The voicemail box can't be emptied, and it's 'roaming' just about everywhere--great for emergencies, not so good for regular use.
For Joel's 8th grade graduation (which is a very big deal around here) we'd told him we'd get him a cell phone. According to him, "EVERYONE ELSE HAS ONE, MOM." He'll need it next year at the high school, since the school is 20 minutes away and he'll be involved in sports and marching band after school.
So yesterday I took Joel to town and picked out his clothes for graduation (and let me tell you, there is nothing so frustrating as trying to find dress pants and shirt for a tall skinny boy. Most of the 30 x 30 pants he tried on were way too big. That kid needs to beef up! Not to mention that I let HIM pick out the clothes. I would have gone with khaki pants, white shirt, dark red tie. But, NOOOOO WHITE SHIRTS, MOM! I DON'T LIKE WHITE SHIRTS) After we got done buying his clothes, I said, "How 'bout we go pick out your phone?" You should have seen his face! He was so happy, he even put his arm around me IN THE PHONE STORE. IN PUBLIC. WHERE PEOPLE COULD SEE US.
So I got a phone, too, for signing up for a family plan!