Family Midlife Positivity

Things That Make Us Smile – The Text Edition

September 15, 2015

It’s that time of year! Back to school and for some of you, your children are away at college. Texting is one consistent way our children communicate so we have all got to learn the apps, skills, hashtags and emojis that make up their world if we have one shred of hope in communicating with them. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ“ก๐Ÿ’ก

My sons live at home and the only time they answer me immediately is if I text them (on most occasions). I have learned not to shout or call their name out loud. 

If I am in my bedroom and my sons have the TV ๐Ÿ“บ volume turned up to loud in the living room, a simple text results in the volume being turned down in seconds.  

Last Tuesday, I was preparing the house for my Sister’s impending visit and wouldn’t you know it, I was downstairs and had left the garbage bags upstairs. I was in the back of the house and my son was upstairs on his Xbox. One simple text and I heard footsteps coming down to hand me the garbage bag.  It was followed with a “Mom, you could have just called me,” but we ALL KNOW that our children have selective hearing. They will tune out my voice but that familiar “beep,” “vibration,” or “ringtone” and it’s off to the races!!

I was watching Steve Harvey yesterday and he had on a very funny segment on parents texting and getting their revenge on their college age children. It made me smile and I had to share:

Gotta love these parents!   The last one made me laugh out loud, because my son  texted me versus one of his girl-friends and I WISH I had thought of that response. 

I was surfing around the Internet and found another Steve Harvey segment on parents and texting that was also very funny: 

I was having a conversation with a co-worker today on the new Google logo, and then I stumble across this video. Maybe it’s my lucky day! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope you enjoy these texting segments as much as I did.

Every Tuesday, spend 10-15 minutes focusing on something to make you laugh or smile.  A little positivity grows quickly and can turn any frown upside down. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒโ˜บ๏ธ!

๐Ÿ’‹~Miranda

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