Christopher: Mom, can I have a cell phone?
Mom (me): Why do you need a cell phone?
Christopher: "cause everyone else has one
Mom (me): How Many is "everyone"?
Christopher: Like, 20
Mom (me): that is not everyone
Mom (me): Well, i am not buying it, if you want it you need to do summer school to get your 100 dollars (our district has a summer camp for kids and they can earn up to a hundread dollars)
Christopher: You promised me I did not have to go to summer school.
Mom (me): you don't..but if you want a cell phone you have to buy it yourself
Christopher: Well, Why do you have one?
Mom (me): In case I go out and have car problems, or if I am not home and you are at school and they can get a hold of me.
Christopher: When you were a kid how old where you when you got a cell phone?
Mom (me): FIRST OFF, THEY DID NOT HAVE CELL PHONES WHEN I WAS A KID..secondly I just got one 2 years ago, Besides you can't use your phone at school, they will take it away. who are you going to call?
Christopher: well, when I get home I can use it.
Mom (me): Christopher, it will cost you a dollar just to use it, and if they don't have an AT&T cell phone it will cost you a 1$ for every 10 minutes, just use the home phone to call your friends.
Christopher: Uh, well, what if you forgot your cell phone and you had car problems ..and uh, and I was with you, you could use mine...
Mom (me): Christopher..if you want a cell phone YOU BUY IT
Christopher: BUT MOM..UH
Mom (me): That is it..I am done...Go