Ok, I admit it. My son is almost 7 years old, and at this point, I still haven't taken the baby monitor out of his room. I use it every night, and quite honestly, I don't plan on stopping anytime soon -- and I'm not sure when I'll turn it off and quit using it for good.
And I'm fully aware of how ridiculous the idea of using a baby monitor for a first grader sounds. Anytime I tell anyone that I still use a baby monitor, I'm usually met with one of three responses.
1.) A blank stare, 2.) laughter, followed by, "Oh, wait -- you're not joking?", or 3.) a confused look and words of advice on how I really need to let go, or something to that effect.