My teenager has a terrible case of the "I want's!". Let me start by pointing out that she is almost 15 years old and has: a cell phone (not a smartphone), an ipod (a few years old), a laptop computer (a few years old). I'm going on a 13 hour car ride, and I want a new $300-$500 tablet computer to take on the ride.
Recent conversation :
"I don't have the cell phone I wanted, I don't have the ipod I wanted, My laptop won't work unless it is plugged in and keys fall off...it's all crap!
Here's what she doesn't have: A job. And that's why she will not get any of those new things any time soon.