Garga Posted September 17, 2012 Share Posted September 17, 2012 (edited) Dh loves technology. LOVES it. And he wants to share that love with our kids. My son just turned 10 a few days ago and got a boatload of birthday money. DH has convinced DS10 that DS10 should get an iPod, or wait to save up Christmas money and get an iPad2. I'm thinking: Huh??? He's TEN. He's still a little kid. He's not particularly mature or immature. Just a regular 10 year old kid. I think that ipods and ipads are teenager stuff. Our 13 year old nephew recently got an ipod and that's appropriate. But a barely 10 year old? Isn't he kind of young for that? I asked my son what he thought he'd do with either of those and all he can say is, "Play games like angry birds." "Anything else?" "Umm...I guess just play games." DH is sure that DS10 will do more than that with an ipod or ipad, but I seriously doubt it. And don't judge DH. I understand how he feels. I'm the one who reads books to the boys that are above their heads because I cannot wait to share my favorite books with them. For DH, it's technology. He just can't wait to share it with them. I think DH should hold off and encourage DS10 to spend his money on lego sets and DS games, as appropriate for a young kid. But am I just being a wet blanket? Is there something for 10 year olds to do on ipods and ipads that'll make him spending all his birthday and christmas money worth it, other than "play games"? (ETA: I believe an ipod touch would be roughly $200--which DS has, and a refurbished ipad2 would be a bit over $400.) Edited September 17, 2012 by Garga_ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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