I don't know about YOU....but my kids have bugged me about getting them a cell phone! They are 4, 8, 11 and 21....I don't think so (okay the 21 year old has a phone!) They say the reason is so I can "call them" when it's time to come home from a friends house, or when they are riding their bike or playing outside!
So I figured away "around this".....Well at least this has solved my issues not knowing where my kid are and trying to find them. I'm sure my neighbors love not hearing me "yelling the kids names out" when I need for them to come inside!
I bought a Midland 2-Way Radio last year for our emergency supplies and thought "well this is stupid to have them sitting in a box...what good is it going to do me in an emergency if there not even charged!" So I opened the box and charged them. My kids ask, "can we try them around the house"? I said sure...then it dawned on me...."they can use them while they are at their friends house or riding their bike!"
I LOVE IT! We have been using the radios for a couple of weeks now and it's been great and kinda fun! I even talk with the moms....
This would be a fun Christmas gift for the kiddos!