Anyone with teens will know that texting them is a veritable minefield. I mean, with the abbreviations and the emoticons (now called emojis and pronounced emo-geez), it's a whole different language.
A few years ago a text conversation with one of mine went like this -
Me: Where are you and what time will you be home?
Me: What are you doing at the Dairy Queen?
Kid - Mom. Seriously?
At that point I didn't know that idk was textish for "I don't know". I obviously also forgot that Dairy Queen had a Q and not a K in it.
Facepalm, as they say.
In fact, there's a whole industry now built around idiot parents like me who are just not down with the whole texting scene. Man. Just try searching "When Parents Text" and you'll see what I mean. In fact, I bought the Ball & Chain the book for Fathers' Day.
There are some crackers in it -
Mom - I just stalked your Facebook. Could you post just ONE picture of you at a desk studying?
Me (kid) - hahahaha very funny Mom!
Mom - no really and both you and your sister should cover up leave some for the imagination
It gets even worse when parents start making up their own emojis -
Mom - @(*.*)@
Kid - ?????
Mom - It's a monkey LOL
And by the way, how long did it take everyone to realize that LOL is not "Lots of Love"?
Anyway, this is my faux pas this week.