Honestly – does your teen text you from inside the house? And if they do – do you text back?
It’s an interesting phenomenon if you step back and look at it. When cell phones allowed us to go mobile, and speak to whomever, whenever we wanted to, Americans thought that was amazing. I called my mom much more often, and it made long commutes in California traffic so much more interesting.
We no longer had to wait by the phone for that special someone to call – whether it was the repair person or the person we were hoping would fix our relationship status (wait-we didn’t have that term then, either). Cell phones allowed us freedom to communicate all the time.
This post originally appeared on Jennifer’s blog.
Jennifer Wolfe, a mom and middle school teacher, loves nothing more than watching kids be brave, courageous and navigate the world. Jennifer stories and reflections appear regularly on her blog, mamawolfe, and she has been featured on websites including Bonbon Break, Mamapedia, Mamalode, Midlife Boulevard, Blogher,Project Underblog and Dwellable. Connect with Jennifer on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads.