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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Should I buy my daughter an ipod touch?

Daughter wants to an Ipod touch. Eldest son wants one too which led to this conversation – Junior: Can I get an Ipod Dad. It’s great. It does everything
                         His dad: Everything?
                         Junior: Yes, everything! It even cleans the toilet.

That’s not made up, honestly. He’s got a wicked sense of humour, my boy, years ahead of himself.

Anyway at six he’s not getting an Ipod, nor the ereader he’s asked for. We’ll focus on improving the reader first of all.

But should I buy my nearly nine year old an ipod touch?

At first we said no. She doesn’t play with her Nintendo DS all that much, although that’s not a complaint. While my six year old would happily play on it all day, daughter will play on it for a while and then forget about it.

I feel that she only wants one because two of her friends have them, but at the same time I don’t want her to behind with technology. While I don’t think these things are as important as some people seem to, I do realise that my children are growing up in a different age from when I was young.

At the moment we’ve decided she’s not getting one quite yet. Maybe next year.


  1. It's less expensive than the iphone she'll want for Christmas...

  2. She's not getting that either.