Man, this brings back memories.. when the first batch of Tamas came out, I was 11. Sneaking them into school wasn't a big issue for me. I'd just put it in my trouser/skirt pockets (I'd make sure my skirts had pockets. I still do that, haha) and sneakily check it during class. Or pretend I'm looking for something inside my desk or something like that. A lot of people had them back then. Our teachers never complained about it, though. Come to think of it, that's kinda weird, haha! Maybe it's because I live in a town (I grew up here too) and people are just more open-minded?
Then they became less popular (and harder to find) around here, but I kept playing. I was the only one though, everyone else was being all "we're gonna grow up as fast as we can, get married to our current boyfriend, have kids, and die.", and most of them have. But I couldn't be happy like that.. I wanna be alive
so I kept playing Tamagotchi until it eventually died on me for good. The buttons were completely worn down and.. well.. I couldn't play anymore. So then I got the V4, and loved it SO much I got 3 more XD all V4s
Now I'm 26 and I've got my iD L running and a Hanerutchi2 on the way, so.. Not giving up my tama-mama-ness any time soon