TTYLXOX or Something Like That

Last week, older boy became the proud owner of his first smart phone.
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ME: Hey guy, it is nice outside and mom wants to take a walk in a few minutes. Make sure you are ready.

Sitting on his bed and playing a game on his phone, my son responds.

OLDER BOY: Sure. Is everyone going?

ME: Yes, the whole clan.

He goes back to concentrating on the app.

OLDER BOY: Can you text me when we are ready to go?

ME: From downstairs? Ha!

I then walk downstairs and tell mom about her son's new found use for technology. Sissy (little sister) overhears the conversation.

SISSY: Can I text him? Please? Please?

ME: Hmmm. Oh yes, I think that is an awesome idea.

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With some help, here is the text she sent to older boy when it was walk time:

Time to go my BFF! :) LOL :D xox Sissy

Nothing like getting a digital smiley face with hugs and kisses from your elementary school little sister.

As such, our household is now modernized.

For better or for worse emoticon.
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Have a good weekend everyone.  

22 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

lol that's funny. I still have yet to get a cell phone. Hubby and I are the only hold outs in our family. Even my 81 year old dad has one, not that he ever turns it on.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Congrats to him! I confess that I text my husband all the time when we are home. He's the type to wander - so I never know where he's off to (and we do have 70 acres) so rather than waste time trying to track him down to ask him something, I'll just text. The lazy wife ;-)

ladyfi said...

Ha ha - brilliant.

Bossy Betty said...

Texting is the new yelling from the downstairs banister I think !

Gail Dixon said...

That is so cute! A new generation using their own brand of shorthand. I can guess most of them, but I must confess having to google a few. Texting certainly comes in handy when my husband gets away from me while shopping. Enjoy your weekend!

Pat Hatt said...

lol why climb those stairs or yell when a text will do

Rachna Chhabria said...

Yep, your house is indeed modernized. Why climb stairs when technology can do the job ;)

lisa said...

There's a *for better or worse* emoticon? Awesome! My oldest will text me from downstairs in her room and I always just shake my head and laugh. IDK why she does it. BTW, this post made me LOL! Hope you all have a great weekend. :-)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Wait until the whole family is gathered together--together being a relative term anymore--where they all sit by each other but are engaged in smart phone activities with people far away.

Or with each other. No face to face contact. *rolls eyes and sighs*

Bijoux said...

We always text each other in the house. And many times, we are ignored!

joeh said...

Good point BB, and it is an improvement form the yelling.

Stephanie Faris said...

Life will never be the same! We can't do anything now without my stepdaughter's phone buzzing every two minutes. She MUST pick it up and check it when it buzzes, even if you're in the middle of dinner. I don't care, except when it's slowing me down, like when we're eating out...and everyone at the table is finished eating but she's only taken three bites! That's when it's time to crack the whip. Of course, as a full-time parent, you get to be the one who teaches your children cell phone manners. I'm just the stepmom--I can try, but the majority of the time she's with her mom...who may or may not be strict about it. (Probably she is and my stepdaughter knows she can just get away with it with us!)

Chrys Fey said...

That is adorable! That text made me smile, which was much needed. :)

Stephanie said...

Such sweetness! Might as well use that technology to your advantage!

messymimi said...

Mine will text me from across the house, but i still yell up (or down) the stairs as a first resort for finding them.

Hilary said...

Betty nailed it. But I think it's too cute that your little one wanted to text her bro.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...it is cute what sis wrote...oy, our technology scares me a bit...i guess though a text is quieter than yelling for them to come down...smiles.

terri said...

Aw, it's cute that she wanted to send him such a loving message. You have good kids!

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

Ha! Your little girl is adorable. I get much, MUCH more resistance when prying my kids off gadgets for a walk. Lucky you!

Carma Sez said...

I am just relieved he agreed to go out and do something :-) not your typical youngster...

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
I wish I could relate more, but I don't have a smartphone like Wifey does...
(or am addicted to "FarmVille"...heh)

When it comes to adults, I prefer my PHONE to be DUMB, and the person using it SMART.
(and not the other way around...lol)

That solves a myriad of problems, and makes sure I'm not walking blindly into traffic,. or into a mall fountain or crashing the car.

But I CAN see the cute factor with having a youngster wanting to act grown up, too.

Train 'em up right, and the problems WILL be few.
Stay safe out there.

Pia said...

That is so cute and funny too.