I had an appointment last week with my doctor. The appointment went well; my doctor took time to answer my questions, and based on measurements from the sonogram, Baby weighs 2 lbs 13 oz--she's in the 53rd percentile. Hooray for average! I was so pleased.
(Sidenote: I have decided those 3D ultrasounds are freaky. I am now going to have nightmares that my baby looks like the Joker. I'll stick with the fuzzy and two-dimensional silhouettes, thanks.)
Anyway, as we were leaving, I made my next appointment with the scheduler (I'm now going in every 2 weeks! How is it possible I'm in my third trimester already??). We started small-talking, and she was saying she didn't know what to get her 9-year old son for Christmas. Common enough dilemma, right?
But then she says, "He already has a Wii and an Xbox and I just got him an iPhone for passing his TAKS test. I would buy him games for his gaming systems, but he's only interested in his iPhone now. My boyfriend is going to get him an iTunes giftcard, but I really want him to have something big to unwrap on Christmas morning."
She proceeds to tell me that her son has been asking for a new iPhone with 4G capability, but I guess even she has her limits.
I tend to raise my eyebrows a bit when any kid under the age of 16 has a cell phone (some of my 6-year-old patients have them! Seriously?), but an iPhone? for a nine year old?? For "passing" Texas' minimum requirements to progress to the next grade? I'm all about praise and privileges and rewards, but... wow.
(I'm getting all my judgy-ness out of my system before I'm actually a parent. I'm already aware I'll be doing at least half the things I self-righteously condemn, plus more. Just let me live with my blissful ignorance for another couple months, okay?)