Sam has been saving. And this weekend, he found that he had enough for the lowest end iTouch, the 8G.
Of course we have, as a family, a reasonably large quantity of iThisandThats. With EXTREMELY limited access, Partly because I don’t want them wired up during the week, and partly because of the competition allowing one to play the iPad entails. Everyone has accepted that the iFamily is for travel only.
But if he had his own…whenever gaming was allowed, he’d be set. No "it’s Lily’s turn now." Plus, a camera! And a video camera! (he doesn’t email or anything much online yet).
But to buy the 8 now, or to wait?
All the guys at the store said to wait. "four times the memory!" But he’d experimented with what 8G would hold at home. He thought he’d be fine.
And I told him I thought he would too.
I know–waiting is good! Saving is good! And the 32G is certainly the better value. But sometimes having what you want when you want it is good too. 8G is fine for him at this age. He can start saving that extra $70 (which it will take him almost two months to accumulate, allowance-wise) towards the next generation of whatever’s, well, next. I told him to go for it. I know I would have.
Is that the GenX parent or what?
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