Sunday, September 26, 2010

Texting...It Keeps Our Family Close


I really never thought that I would like texting.

I thought that it would be a negative for my kids.

I worried that it would isolate our kids from us...

fingers to buttons and nose to screens?


But...

Texting is wonderful for our family!

It draws us closer when we have to be apart.


I use to refuse to text because it was a hassle with my old phone.

Now I have my QWERTY keyboard with buttons.

Love it!


Firehubby and I text and touch base at times during the day when he's at work...


We send love notes:

"Miss us so much babe, luv u"

"LFY"

"AYIR"


Parent together:

"Do you want to take her 2 swim tomorrow or shall I?"

"Is (insert video game name) appropriate for him?"

"He wore his new Vans to camp!!! #$@%"


We also text to keep in touch with the kids...

My boy:

"David's dad driving me, will be @ house soon"

"Can I walk the dog with Hannah?"

"Hey mom"


My girl:

"I forgot my gym shoes...will you bring them?"

"Luv you mom"

"I need to stay over for band today"


We do keep the kids texting under control with a little white lie...

We have unlimited texting for the entire family, because it is the best deal.

But, we tell our girl that she is only allowed 15 texts a day (sending and receiving)

And we tell our boy that he has 30 a day


We'll keep it up as long as we can! LOL!


15 comments:

Rachel said...

Too funny! Now I want to know what those acronyms mean :)

I finally got my mom texting - do you know how nice it has been to finally connect the deaf chick in the family? :)

Love that you guys are hip to keeping in touch with your kiddos!

lifebythecreek said...

I am so uncool. I have an old phone that doesn't even take pictures. And NO texting plan. At all. Guessing that will change once my boy moves to middle school.. :<) And btw...I don't consider it a white lie if you're the ones setting the limits. 15 and 30 texts a day; anything above that is extra. Except THEY pay YOU, vs. YOU paying the phone company. It's all good.... :<)

CardiffScot said...

I'm a big fan of texting too. I love that I can keep up with friends and family in a 'non invasive' way - I can text them just to say 'hi' or check how they are after a bad day, times when a phonecall might disturb what they're doing.

Mighty M said...

Glad to hear the "limited" text plan is still working for you - pretty soon she MIGHT figure out that 100 or 500 is a more reasonable number. I love texting too!!! Embrace the technology I say! :)

Kelley said...

i love texting too! It allows our family to stay better connected! as weird as that may sound!

911 and the Randomness.. said...

That's so awesome! with my DH being a police officer it's great to text, he sees the message and gets back to me when he can, no worry about the loud radio in the background making him miss half our phone conversation!

Good luck with the kids!!

Foursons said...

I hope they don't read your blog!

Texting has been great for us too.

The Grumpy Dispatcher said...

Big time texting family here, too, as my older kids also have phones. The benefits hugely outweigh the problems. I am a pathetic wreck without my wife, so when one of us is out of town or even separated when I am working, we exchange texts every few hours or so. Some of them sure do build anticipation for later! ;)

The Blue Sparrow said...

I was the same way untill I actually started doing it and now I think it's the best invention ever! I love it!

Fire Wife Katie said...

I love it too! But it stinks when DH is at the one station in the department (which he's been at for more than a month now) that doesn't get reception. :*(

I have a hard time answering the real phone now. Lol!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm not crazy about texting but I do it also with my grown kids. It is a nice way to communicate. I just need a keyboard type phone.

Mr. Daddy said...

LOL yep Texting is the only way for Rach and I to really communicate while apart.

And she is awesome at it.

just saying....*snicker*

April said...

I didn't care too much for texting until Brittany moved away to college. It helps keep us more connected with each other.

Cartoon Characters said...

I used to text when my husband and I were dating...we have no kids...so no need anymore...hardly even use the cell except emergencies now....but once in a while i will text my nieces and nephews. I hear some parents will have their kids "earn" their texts....behavior modification program...

Jessica D. said...

My time is coming soon with my oldest. I've just started texting myself. How did I ever go so long with out it!

Miss your great delivery stories :(