Monday, July 12, 2010

How much is too much?

Ok, so I'm coming to you all with a question. I'm trying very hard not to be irritated or too judgmental.

Here's the thing - my daughter is 6 years old. She has discovered the telephone. She is always wanting to talk to her friends. Which every now and again I don't mind.

BUT evidently she gave her phone number to a little girl who doesn't know when to stop. They met at church and I'm sure she is a lovely girl. However, she is getting on my last nerve. Yesterday she called here FIVE times in a three and a half hour period. Today she is on call #2 in about an hour time span. AND this is even after me telling Gracie to tell her she is only allowed one phone call a day. I listened to Gracie explain it to her. It seemed like a very simple request.

Am I overreacting? I don't think a 6 year old should be on the phone all day. She needs to be playing, doing kid stuff.

What do you think - overreacting, justified? What are your rules concerning the phone and your child's use of it?

Please give me your opinion.