"When you are 18 years old and can take responsibility of it yourself."
"When I have written proof from some huge secret government agency verifying that all the creeps and weirdos have been locked away for eternity."
Which just really brings us full circle, right?
We told her we didn't think she was old enough. I then added (trying to be reasonable).
"Destyni, what would be the purpose of you having a cell phone? You don't talk on the phone yet to your friends, texting would be pointless. You aren't allowed on the Internet without being monitored so you couldn't do anything with a cell phone."
That's right, we monitor everything Destyni does on the Internet. Have you seen this child??
Yeah, as if she's ever allowed surfing the web alone. I watch Criminal Minds
Back to the cell phone. It's not that I don't trust her, I do. It's not that I don't think she could take responsibility for a cell phone, I think she could. Unfortunately I don't trust the rest of the world. And I won't...until Destyni
This morning Destyni is eating breakfast at the table. Now this child is pretty transparent, you can usually tell when something is on her mind. She perks up, "Mom, I know why I can have a cell phone."
"Oh yeah Hun, why is that?"
"I can text and call you."
Damn it! Fooled, by a nine year old!