My 10 and 3/4 year old son's I-Pod Nano came today.
I feel like I should be saying "My son started puberty, today."
He scrimped and saved for it for the last several months (doing a much better job than me, however, I am trying to feed four people, and I still am the one who keeps him clothed). I'm really proud of him. He decided that a refurbished one would suit him just fine and so he bought it and also bought a gift card so that he could purchase songs. That came two days ago. He's been working on his playlists ever since.
Now music has gained a stronger focus in the house. Now we have one more reason to compete with each other for the computer, since it seems he is forever wanting access to ITunes. When I holler for him, I can't be sure he hears me. On the bright side, Maggie can toot on her recorder without him getting irritated.
And oh my goodness, these things are tiny!!! He's going around like I did with the oh so cool Walkman when I was just a year or so older than him, but wow, these things are simply miniscule! Other MP3 players are even smaller, but there is something that just seems light and delicate about these!!
I shouldn't be complaining. You should see his playlist. Beethoven and Mozart, hymnody, a few pop songs, and still some of the children's songs of his youth (John Lithgow and the Muppets...but those are also, considerately, for his sister....but if they are "just for his sister," how come I hear him singing them all the time?)
My little boy is growing up.
And his mom wants an I-Pod.