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Old 05-04-21, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yeah, very different. He's started to go off on his own though, meeting up with friends for bike rides, so were doing it for the communication and tracking.
My daughters got their first phones in middle school because there were times they were not under parent or school supervision. Pretty much the same as your reasoning.

When I was that age, there were plenty of times my parents couldn't have found me if they needed to.
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Go on.
Was just curious if that was your interest, python has some good libraries
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The Boy's phone is activated and he has a phone number. Oy vey.

FWIW, I did try to get him a NYC number, we figure that a 212 area code is his birthright since he was born in Manhattan, but no dice.
Fat chance, 212s are like a commodity. You’d have to sell your boy in order to get one.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
When I was that age, there were plenty of times my parents couldn't have found me if they needed to.
Definitely. I roamed pretty far and wide when I was around his age. I also broke my collarbone and had to ride 3 miles back home, one-handed during my 4th grade summer. Being able to call someone would have been nice, but I actually tried to hide it from my mom for as long as I could, though, thinking that I'd get in trouble, so maybe I wouldn't have called her, anyway.

Regardless, we have a phone that we'd otherwise recycle and adding another line is pretty low-cost.
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Hi bikeaccountant. How many bikes have you counted?
He could be counting right now.
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everybody!
As a bike accountant, I'll bet you have a taxing job.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Definitely. I roamed pretty far and wide when I was around his age. I also broke my collarbone and had to ride 3 miles back home, one-handed during my 4th grade summer. Being able to call someone would have been nice, but I actually tried to hide it from my mom for as long as I could, though, thinking that I'd get in trouble, so maybe I wouldn't have called her, anyway.

Regardless, we have a phone that we'd otherwise recycle and adding another line is pretty low-cost.
I’m struggling with this for my oldest, who turns 10 next month. While I don’t really want to get her a phone, my strong preference is that it goes on my mobile plan vs her mother’s so I can monitor what she’s doing. This means I may have to beat her to the punch.
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He could be counting right now.
We should call for an audit.
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As a bike accountant, I'll bet you have a taxing job.
It might be rjones28's sock account.
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We got our kids phones when they were 12. That was 10 and 13 years ago, respectively. I see nothing wrong with age 10 these days.
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I’m struggling with this for my oldest, who turns 10 next month. While I don’t really want to get her a phone, my strong preference is that it goes on my mobile plan vs her mother’s so I can monitor what she’s doing. This means I may have to beat her to the punch.
Daughter? I don't think that I'll be as troubled with my daughter. I mean, I just plan on locking her away so that she can't talk to or otherwise interact with boys, so no worries there.
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Daughter? I don't think that I'll be as troubled with my daughter. I mean, I just plan on locking her away so that she can't talk to or otherwise interact with boys, so no worries there.
Boys and girls these days. If you are going to do it, you can't sexually discriminate.
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We got our kids phones when they were 12. That was 10 and 13 years ago, respectively. I see nothing wrong with age 10 these days.
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Daughter? I don't think that I'll be as troubled with my daughter. I mean, I just plan on locking her away so that she can't talk to or otherwise interact with boys, so no worries there.
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Boys and girls these days. If you are going to do it, you can't sexually discriminate.
2 girls, I’m ****ed.
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It might be rjones28's sock account.
I wouldn't expect Jonesie's sock to be so jovial, knowing what he does about all of us.
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Boys and girls these days. If you are going to do it, you can't sexually discriminate.
Don't you try to trample my something-ith amendment rights!!!
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2 girls, I’m ****ed.
Based on my experience as the father of 2 girls, your assessment is accurate.
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Daughter? I don't think that I'll be as troubled with my daughter. I mean, I just plan on locking her away so that she can't talk to or otherwise interact with boys, so no worries there.
Alternate plan...Teach her to be self-confident, strong, and have a low tolerance for bull$#!+. They grow up to be adults, whether you like it or not. Help them be prepared to take on the world for themselves. In my house that included learning how to hit things really hard with a stick (my little one has turned out to be really excellent with that part).
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Alternate plan...Teach her to be self-confident, strong, and have a low tolerance for bull$#!+.
My 4.5 year old girl is already well on her way down this path. It's both a source of frustration and amusement.
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I wouldn't expect Jonesie's sock to be so jovial, knowing what he does about all of us.
He might be using a friendly persona so we don't suspect it's him.
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"What are we having for dinner? It actually smells pretty good."

- my 4 year old daughter
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We got our kids phones when they were 12. That was 10 and 13 years ago, respectively. I see nothing wrong with age 10 these days.
We got ours a phone at 12 and that was 18 yeas ago. Simple logistical and safety decision. Of course, those were the days of text limits and she went nuts, precipitating a bataille royale chez nous, but that’s another story.
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"What are we having for dinner? It actually smells pretty good."

- my 4 year old daughter
Top notch backhanded compliment for a 4yo.
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Based on my experience as the father of 2 girls, your assessment is accurate.
I concur.
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Why?
I've never been one to lose weight without trying. And I haven't been this light in 30 years. It's unnerving.
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"What are we having for dinner? It actually smells pretty good."

- my 4 year old daughter
Fruit Loops?
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