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Why I Could Kiss My Cell Phone

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Mom, be thankful for cell phones.

teenage boy on cell phone

Guest blogger Marilyn Kentz: Cell phones are a mom's best friend. You can keep tabs on your teenagers and you don't have to worry if they go past curfew because you can just dial or text and nail them right then. You can enjoy the illusion of having control.

I did not have that luxury when my son was sixteen. His curfew was midnight, but I couldn't stay awake 'til then, so the deal was he would peek his head in our bedroom and let me know he was home. I would look at the alarm clock and then go back to sleep, satisfied that he honored the rules.

But he was a tricky one, that son of mine. If he was at a party and he wanted to stay at the party, he would simply call home at midnight. Hearing the ring, the first thing I'd do is look at the clock.

"Hello?" I'd answer, half awake.

"It's okay, Mom ... I've got it," he'd announce from a quiet room at the party.

"Oh, okay. Good night, son."

"Good night, Mom."

I'd go back to sleep, thinking he was in the kitchen, proud of what a good boy he was. I guess I was none the wiser.

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Anonymous February 15, 2009, 2:58 PM

that is TOO funny! i wish i would have thought of that when i was that age!

ashley February 16, 2009, 7:42 AM

What a sneaky little snot!! But that is good!! My parents always heard me come in, my daddy would usually be on the couch watching tv just because he couldn’t sleep well until all his kids were home. I got lucky though, my first semester in college they let me move into the sun room at the back of the house which had a door to the house and a door to the outside. So I would act like I was going to bed and then wait about 30 minutes when I knew they would be asleep and sneak out that back door and stay out all night. I only got caught once, my mom heard the neighbors dog bark. That was a great year!!

Lidia May 21, 2011, 5:12 AM

Hey, youÂ’re the goto expert. Thanks for haningg out here.

Lena May 22, 2011, 10:48 AM

Thanks for the iisnhgt. It brings light into the dark!

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