<——- That is a real message from my real son who was real mad that I didn’t answer him real quick. In my defense, the plane I and about 150 other people were on, had just touched down at John F. Kennedy International Airport; needless to say, after flying since 6:40 that morning from San Diego, it was not quite the greeting I was hoping for from my offspring.
“When are you coming home?” he asked, slightly irritated, as was evidenced by the caps, emoticons and multiple exclamation points. His question was on point; I’ve been on the road a lot lately, taping my new show, Sweet Retreats for Disney-owned Live Well Network.
But even if I weren’t on the road roughly half the month, one fact remains; texting is the preferred form of communication for my teens and they are not alone. According to reports, texting is what teens do, a LOT; they average 60 texts a day, up from 50 just a couple of years ago.
When I saw my own kids getting callouses on their thumbs and becoming one with their smart phones, I did what most of us parents do; I got an unlimited texting plan for the family and enabled the emoticons.
So check out the real life moments of modern-day communication with the kids I am proud to call my own. My responses are all on the right. Enjoy!
What are some of the crazy texts you’ve gotten from your kids? More importantly, do you know how to make a heart?
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