Thursday, February 25, 2010

So Pissed....

I have received my cell phone bill for the month. Since the beginning of the year I have paid over $750.00 in cell phone bills. Of that total $250.00 of it is for my iphone. The other $500.00????? My daughter. My daughter who is in so much trouble right now that I can barely look at her.


Yes I have taken it away from her. I took it away from her weeks ago. Still in those few days that she had the phone since my last bill she managed to send and receive 3000 text messages!!! What the fuck do kids have to say that is so important that within a span of 2 weeks they need to send and receive 3000 text messages!!!

Me thinks my daughter will be looking for a job. And the first $500.00 of her pay......going right in my pocket. I am so pissed off right now I could breath fire! She has had a cell phone for more than 2 years already, this is the first time that she totally didn't give a shit about it costing us money. I have raised a selfish, self-involved teenager........I fail :(

4 comments:

Cammy said...

Wow. I'm glad my oldest is only seven so I can learn from you in the meantime. That is crazy! A job may be the only answer (is there some kind of unlimited texting thing - not that I'm endorsing texting?).

Jered said...

You definitely did not fail... my mom yanked the phone from my little sister after a similar incident. She was forced to get a job to pay for her share of the phone plan.

I consider myself young (33) but I still don't text message that much. I'm not a fan of living by texts; they should only be used when you're stuck in a loud bar or in a silent situation (like a library). If texting with the other parties goes back and forth more than twice I simply call - conversations over text are ridiculously stupid.

Good luck! Make her get a job if she wants to keep the phone... it will reinforce what a good parent you are.

Cammy said...

Ack, I realize I totally should have added that you are a good mom so don't doubt yourself. She is a teenaged girl, self-centredness is a reality, which you are not responsible for. It's really only a serious problem if she doesn't outgrow it. I'm guessing she'll be fine because you've done your job well (remember how we were?). I still say a job is the way to go, though :)

Leanne said...

I saw your lovely daughter at the bus stop this morning, she’s obviously still alive. You should be proud of yourself for containing your rage and sparing her life. I’d be PISSED too!