Now that the boys are getting older, they don't want to run to the store with me and would rather stay home (which I can't argue)! I felt really uncomfortable leaving them without a phone though. So most of the time I'd leave my phone so they could call a neighbor or close friend or Jake. But when I did that I felt handicapped since I didn't have a way to communicate with them. It was very difficult!
Once school started and I began subbing a lot I decided it was time to add a line for Brad. (How fortunate for him that he's a 6th grader with a cell phone!) Lucky for me, since the iPhone 5 just came out I was able to get an iPhone 4 for FREE. Brad inherited my junky old phone and I got an iPhone.
I LOVE my phone. I know it sounds cheesy and materialistic, but I REALLY like my phone. To be honest I don't hop on Facebook or even check my email much, but I love the features and capabilities that this phone has. I think I made a pretty good decision. :)