I have an iPad that isn’t any older than the one I use but I had dropped it enough that I was afraid it was going to stop working so I got a new one and she uses the cracked one when she’s here. Both of the iPads are old enough that they need to be charged often. I’ve told her to watch the charge on hers and charge it as needed.
Last night, she came in and told me that her iPad was dead . . could she use mine. I told her no because I use Knit Companion on the iPad and I was knitting. I let her use my Chromebook but explained to her that I wouldn’t do it again. If she’s old enough to use the iPad, she’s old enough to watch the charge on it and make sure to plug it in before it goes dead.
I said “I will do anything for you but I don’t want to spoil you!” She said “But Granny . . you already spoiled me!” I told her that it might be time for some unspoiling. 🙂
She really does seem to be sweet, kind and considerate most of the time. I would be terribly sad if she was hateful and selfish but I don’t think she is. But . . she does have to learn to be responsible.
We’ve been working on grabbing everything you need before you leave the house – mask, jacket, anything she wants to bring. She has a habit of getting in the car and wanting something to drink. I’ve told her . . grab a bottle of water on your way out the door! I’m not stopping every time we go out and spending $1 or more for a drink. Her parents do that! I’ve told her to go to the bathroom before we leave home. If we’re making one or two stops, we shouldn’t need to use a public restroom.