Chirrup. Chirrup. Chirrup.
My phone’s blowing up and I’m in the middle of a meeting.
Bleep. Bleep. Bleep.
I’m flicking away the messages as I try to record a podcast.
‘Hey! Matilda! Can you talk!’ a Giphy of a bulldog puppy wearing sunglasses and a lolling tongue pops up as I’m trying to type a work email.
My phone, it seems, is no longer my phone.
I am not Matilda. But my phone is full of messages for her. Faces of little girls and their puppies, taco emojis and fluffy kittens dancing.
Yes, my iPhone has been invaded by my tween.
Matilda is 10. All she wants, in the entire world, is a phone of her own. And that’s not at all surprising.
After all, I got my first smart phone the year she was born, and she has spent her entire life looking at me, looking at it.
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