So, before you go there, I didn't give the 11yo a phone, his father did (we've been divorced 3yrs), and I'm not happy he has it and uses it all the damned time to start with, but this latest incident really takes the cake.
We were at the breakfast table this morning and he had his phone in his hand, as usual, and I told him there's no texting at the table, as usual. He says, "But, Mom, I've got to finish this text. It's important."
I said, "JR, you're ELEVEN. No text is so important at ELEVEN years old that you can't wait until after breakfast to send it. He groaned and set the phone aside but kept reaching for it. I finally had enough after the 3rd reminder and snatched it from him. A text came in and some girl sent him a picture of herself in her bra! She looks like she's his age, too, so the fact she's sending pics of herself in her bra to some boy at that age scares me as much as what I saw JR was sending to her. He swears he hasn't ever sexted before and he's never sent pics to her, but he's always lying to me so I really don't trust what he's telling me (his dad said it's okay to lie to me because I'm a girl and wouldn't understand what it's like to be a tween boy).
Anyway, I took the phone away and called his dad whose reply was, "That's my boy." I'm like, "What? He's ELEVEN! This is NOT okay!" Then I found out who the girl was who was texting and told her mother, who's a friend of mine, and she's coming over tonight so we can discuss things and find out what else these two might have been doing.
What would YOU do in this situation?