Texting is Vexing & Perplexing!

Five years ago when my kids got their text features installed on their mobile devices, I was baffled. “Who purchases a telephone to write a note?” I questioned. Alexander Graham Bell would be turning over in his grave!

But now I get it. There’s an avoidance benefit to texting. Say what you want to say and then poof, disappear! And a “gotcha last” advantage. Plus, there’s always this justification — “I must’ve misunderstood your tone.”

Without further ado, may I present a peek into the Text Messages of a Mom (in the sandwich generation!) during the course of a typical week.  Please tell me this resembles your communications.

1.  We’ll start with my 16 year old – – needs no further explanation.

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2.  My Ex-Husband is still trying to move on.  I once wrote a dating profile for him right here.

 

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 3.  My 21 year-old son 

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4.  In the middle of all this, I had a thoroughly delightful conversation with my younger kid’s teacher.

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5.  And then my own mother. . . she’s 72.  Oh, and we’re Jewish.  Need I say more?

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6.  So of course I had to do the right thing.  Hmmph.

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7.  Naturally my “friend” Tiffany gave me lots of “empathy.”  You can read more about Tiffany HERE.

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8.   And the other 21 year-old son now.  (Yep, twins)

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9.   My own Mother once again texted (obviously recovered enough to get out and about) so I decided “if I can’t beat ‘em, then I would join ‘em!”

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10.  And I’ll close with another text between my teenage daughter (miraculously not about shopping) – –  I initiated it this time!

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So there you have it – – My Racy Text Life.  And how’s yours these days???

 

 

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Stephanie Lewis

Frequent contributor to Huffington Post, In My Powder Room, Better After 50, Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop, MidLife Blvd, Say It With a Bang and more. Humorist at Once Upon Your Prime (Where you can live life happily ever laughter!)

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