The Things You Do For Your Kids


Did you hear the iPhone 6 came out? Not exactly new news, right? Well, you would have thought it was the only thing going on in the world with the amount time and energy we've devoted to upgrading our phones this week.

First let me give you the background...Two teens with phones that have cracked screens and barely functional Wifi from hitting the floor so many times. Two people that rue the day they let me talk them into buying the iPhone 4 with only 8GB instead of the one they wanted with 16 GB. Believe me, I've heard about it every time they couldn't download an app due to a lack of storage. So...six months after our upgrade date, they waited impatiently for the arrival of the iPhone 6. They couldn't wait to throw off their shackles and own the latest and greatest. 

Of course, they optimistically assumed one would be waiting for them in the store on the first day...NOT. When they realized pre-ordering would make them wait a few extra weeks, where do you think they turned to make their elusive dream a reality? Good. Old. Mom. Possibly the least likely person to care about getting the iPhone 6 on the first day. 

Of course, they protested. You don't care because your phone still works. Our phones are held together by packing and duct tape because we thought we were invincible and didn't think a case was necessary. Can we camp out? Can you camp out? Can you run down there at the crack of dawn and wait however long it takes? Wait Mom, if you do all that and there's only one, can I have it?!?

Victory was ours last Friday when I found some at Sam's Club. However, the spoils went to me and my son because my daughter had yet to make her final choice. She didn't decide until a couple days later when there weren't any left. So the waiting, begging, and complaining came my way again.

Today though, there is hopefully a happy ending to this story. I'm a tad frustrated and hungry waiting in a 45 minute line at Apple as we speak, but my fingers are crossed. It's a good time to draft a blog post musing on why moms do the things they do. I guess it's out of love. It's to see our kids' happy faces and hear thanks, mom. It's to get them off our backs so we don't have to hear the whining anymore. :). Whatever the reason, moms are out there waiting in lines, working behind the scenes, smoothing the path to make things the best they can for their kids. 

Also, it's because of these texts...


I guess I can stand waiting here a little longer. No guarantees on the not looking at her new phone though. Ha!!

35 comments:

  1. You're awesome, Marie!!!
    Your kids must be elated :0)
    Suzanne

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    1. They are! It's not often that they're on the cutting edge! :)

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  2. Lucky kids. Would love if you linked up to our party, Mommy Needs a Timeout Thursday over at http://twintestedpinapproved.wordpress.com.
    -Lauren, TTPA

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  3. I'm constantly amazed at the things we moms are willing to do for our kids! You're a great mom :). Luckily, my older son doesn't like Apple products, and my younger son has a newish 5c that he hasn't managed to destroy yet - so we've avoided the recent craziness. My hubby will probably get the new iphone, but we'll wait for the newness to die down first.

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    1. I think that's smart, Lana! The hype will end pretty quickly!

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  4. Hey where's my iPhone 6? I'll be expecting it in the mail promptly. :) Your kids are pretty lucky and it seems like they know it. Well, at least in this moment, right? Have fun with your new toys!

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    1. Haha! "At this moment" are the key words, Leilani!

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  5. What lucky kids you have! You're the best!! So glad they appreciate you! x

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  6. I waiting until they come down in price just a wee bit and then I'll get one. I currently have a 16 G iPhone 4 which is pristine condition. So as long as it stays that way, I won't get the new one.

    You are such a sweet mom... I'm glad they appreciate you.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. I think that's smart, Jennifer. I would have kept my 4 longer if the kids weren't upgrading. Peer pressure! :)

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  7. You're such an awesome mom! Things like that rely made a difference when I was a teenager. :)
    #shinebloghop

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  8. Yep, the things we do for our kids... happy to hear that they appreciate you!

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  9. You are an awesome mom!! I don't even have an iPhone 6 yet!

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  10. You are definitely the best mom ever! I got mine on pre-order and still had to wait a few days after release. I nearly attacked the FedEx guy...LOL Way to go Mom and I know your Kids are on cloud 9!

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    1. Haha! I bet that Fed Ex guy was popular that week! :)

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  11. You are such a great mom - and your kids obviously love you from the texts!
    My daughter just got a refurbished phone because the static on hers was so bad she couldn't hear anything. This one sadly isn't much better. What did we do, growing up without one?!
    September has been busy, and I am so behind reading my favorite blogger posts. Looking forward to catching up this weekend! I always love everything you write!

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  12. I would print those texts, and put them in a frame!

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  13. You are definitely a super cool Mom, I bet they are thrilled! Hope you get lots of kudos, and lots of time not being nagged by them now! ;) #magicmoments

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  14. Now they had just better not run it out of storage. The best mom in the World!

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  15. Wow, they are very lucky :) I'm dreading entering the world of phones for the kids, I think I have another coupes of years yet! You are a Super Mom :)

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  16. Ah you literally are the best Mum in the world!!! Seriously. I love my little ones but can't wait till this time when they are older as well. You are ace xxx

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  17. Cracked me up! "Turn it off when you get it and don't read any of texts."

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  18. O this did make me laugh-my little one is only three but he still loves my new phone! Hoping I have a few years yet before he wants one of his own though! xxx #magicmoments

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  19. I am so lucky that my children aren't phone mad, although we have got an iPhone 4s for our son for Christmas as his phone is six years old and literally falling apart....Shhhh, don't tell him though!

    You are a Mum an a half! There is no way I would stand in a queue for forty five minutes to buy a telephone, my idea of a good phone is one that is buried at the bottom of the garden! I'd rather go without or sign my children off school so they could queue (just kidding!)...

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  20. You are one of the best! Patience and perseverance becomes you--both traits of being a fantastic mom. Your children are so lucky.

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  21. hahah You are the best! Wow Patient too! I agree with the above come it is a trait of a fantastic mom. How lucky your little ones are. Love the text message blurb too! Hope you had a peak into the life of teen joking. haha Great post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again soon. #sharewithme

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    1. I left her phone sealed in the box until she got home. It was tempting though! :)

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  22. Awesome! But, I must say, you are a much more patient mom than I am! We're beating no paths to the store for the new phones - since our boys will pay for them themselves - kinda changes their perspecitve a bit. :)
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday.

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    1. I'd say hold off as long as possible, Karen. There's always a new phone being created! ;)

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  23. You really are an awesome mom! I can already imagine my son asking me to buy him Iphone 16 =P Well I will be ready with a book and snacks when im tackling that line =) #magicmoments

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    1. Haha! I wonder how high they'll make the numbers on the iphone!

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  24. awww i wish my Mum would do that!! .. i would love the 6 .. but will wait a little longer!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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