Recently my DH and I had a pretty major argument over what to get our oldest daughter for her 14th birthday. Her list consisted of money, cell phone and contacts. Turns out he is TOTALLY against her having a cell phone. I wanted her to have one because she is in sports and instead of her having to use someone else's phone to let us know she's ready to picked up she could use her own! I have a prepaid phone and that's what she was wanting. I had no problem with this. She does work for me around the house everyday and she watches the two younger ones when I need her too. She gets money from me for doing these things. Therefore in my eyes we wouldn't technically be paying for her phone right? She's earning the money to buy her minutes with. A while after the argument - he made a comment to her - if you save your money you can buy your own phone. So that is what she did! Granted I had to order it off the internet but she paid for the entire thing. So the phone got delivered this past Saturday and he's been pretty much silent since it got delivered. I'd swear he hasn't said but 12 words since then. Most of those were because I had asked him a question about something. I've been going about my business as usual - he gets this way and this is how I deal with it. I've taught myself to totally ignore it and not press the issue even though it drives me CRAZY! I'm guessing he didn't think she would actually save her money to get the phone. I can guarantee once he's "over" his little silent fit and we try to talk about what was wrong he'll try turning it around on me.... "You weren't talking much to me" type of thing. Why in the world should I try pressing info out of him when I know that he's not going to give it anyway? Over the last 10 years I've just learned to act like it's not bothering me and go about things like everything is normal. Sorry for the long post ... I'm sure I have more so say than this but I'll stop for now!