Monday, November 19, 2012

Tis The Season For Peer Pressure

My 10 year old daughter says she wants an ipad for Christmas.

I told her to quit smoking crack and.....NO.

(Okay, I didn't tell her to quit smoking crack.  But I did tell her no.)

She wanted to know "Whhhyyyyyy?"

My response:  "What does a 10 year old need with an ipad?  And do you realize how much they cost? NO."

So of course after she asked me three more times about getting an ipad I asked her why she wanted one so badly.

"When our Sunday school teacher asked what we wanted for Christmas, EVERYONE else said they wanted an ipad except me! I just wanted an American Girl doll and accessories.  Someone made fun of me."


My response?

"They are all just saying they want one because everyone else is saying they want one!"

Then I showed her a video on YouTube of lemmings jumping off a cliff.

It was my hip, high-tech way of asking her "If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?"'s a sad world we live in when a 10 year old little girl feels awkward for only wanting a doll for Christmas.


  1. Ah, yes. We have had these discussions. They primarily involved cell phones and unlimited texting plans. For the 12 year old. N.O.

    Now the 14 year old is asking for the ubiquitous iPad. It seems the used iTouch that was handed down from a cousin just doesn't cut it anymore. He also wants to do all his work on the internet in the privacy of his bedroom. Fat chance, Sonny Jim.

    Being that those are the only items on their Christmas lists, it appears we will have a nicely inexpensive Christmas after all! JEH

  2. LOL! Love the 'Fat chance, Sonny Jim'. Glad to know I am not the only one who is a 'mean momma' around here. I told them they could have one when they have a ijob to pay for it.