Taryn got her first phone on her 18th birthday. The real gift, 18 years and a childhood without one.

It was so fun watching her enjoy it, text her best friend, meme wars, family group texts and taking photos of the sunset.

FWIW, we don’t technically have a wait until 18 rule in our home. They get one when they need one and each child is different. I’m just so thankful we’ve built a life that gives us the option to wait.