Well, we were all excited to have finished our full emergency fund and have money socked away for an iPad 2, an iPhone 4, and vacations this year. And then my car decided it was old enough and wanted to retire. Mind you, this was an event we were planning for … next year.
So, the iPad 2 was cancelled and the iPhone 4 turned into a $50 iPhone 3GS when our contracts were up – with a downgrade in minutes, as well as one personal line cancelled. And we’ll be car shopping soon, too. Not in an emergency shopping mode, but one that is definitely in the “actively looking” category.
However, when I went to the AT&T store today to pick up my phone (it had to be done before Friday so we could drop a line and downgrade the plan before the new billing cycle), I left our 12 year old at her soccer practice while I ran over to the store with our nine year old. When we got back, we decided to play a trick on Big Girl.
“Hey, Mommy got a Droid,” said Little Girl casually.
“Yeah, she got one.”
When asked, I said, “Well, I need to save money.”
While filling our Jeep with gas, though, Little Girl let the cat out of the bag. ”Hey, look! This is an iPod Touch and this,” she giggled, “is an iPhone!”
The 12 year old could NOT let go of the fact that we “lied to her.” She said she would NEVER let it go. On the way home, I said, “Hey, look how neat those clouds look over by the sunset!”
“Know what I’m looking at?” she taunted. “I’m looking at you NOT LYING TO ME!”
It went on like that the entire way home. It was absolutely hysterical. And because I laughed so hard, she just kept right at it, yelling more and more about what a horrible example I am as a mother for telling my daughter to lie to her sister. On and ON and ON!
Totally worth it.
By the way, I’m not sure, but I might be getting the iPhone case I posted about here. Trying to decide if I can wait for it.