I just confiscated Connor's cell phone. Yes, he is only 4. But today as a special treat each child got a Disney character cell phone. Connor got a Cars cell phone. The rest of the day the kids chatted about having to make a phone call or send an email. Several times during the shopping trip Connor would say, "Hold on. I need to call Quinn." At bedtime they both put their phones next to their pillows, but they didn't stay there. I could hear the buttons and them 'talking' on their phones. At one point they even argued over who had the best phone number. Finally I said enough. No more cell phones tonight. They can have them back in the morning. It was eye-opening to see my own phrases and behaviors parroted back at me.
If anyone else needs to see a reflection of themselves they are currently on sale at Target.