Would this annoy any of you? Just looking to see if I'm over reacting.
When my DD who is 4 goes over to my mums place mum has an old iPhone that she lets DD play with. It doesn't have a SIM card but she still charges it and DD can look at pictures on there and I guess just pretend it's a real phone. I don't have a problem with this as it stays at mums place and it's not my problem.
On the weekend mum told DD she could bring it home. She didn't even ask me if it was ok, just basically gave this phone to her and told her it was hers.
Now DD wants to take it everywhere. This morning we had to deal with a huge tantrum because DD wanted to take the phone to daycare and I wouldn't let her because I think that's hugely inappropriate. DH was supposed to drop her off and he was late to work and missed a meeting because DD basically lost it because we wouldn't let her take 'her' phone with her.
I'm just annoyed about this whole thing. I don't think it's appropriate for a 4 year old to have a phone. Even if it doesn't have a SIM. It's different when she plays with it at my mums house as the understating is its mums old phone that DD plays with but now it's become 'her' phone and I just think mum has over stepped a boundary. Isn't the polite and appropriate thing to do to check with a parent before you give a 4 year old a phone?
I just want some opinions before I decide whether to say anything to my mum and make her take the phone back because I know she will say I'm over reacting. I just think the first time DD gets a phone it should be way in the future and a decision that DH and I make.