The Crazy Suburban Mom: The language of texts... or Holy Crap! I've turned into my mother...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The language of texts... or Holy Crap! I've turned into my mother...

My son's been sick this last week. Nothing bad enough to keep him from doing anything recreational... But definitely (definitely) bad enough so that he wants to stay home from school.

Tuesday he and I had this conversation via text messages.


He texted me from school:
Mom I really dont feel well

And I texted back:
Hang in there honey dont want u to have any more absences

The conversation nagged at me all day until I finally realized what was actually said was:

Mommy, I'm so sick come get me take me home and take care of me

To which I replied:

NO!

And I had the awful realization that I had turned into my mother. It took me until Wednesday to prove to myself I hadn't become my mother.

It was fairly easy.

I let him stay home on Wednesday and I bought myself a Hello Kitty credit card wallet.


hellokitty

I'm thinking nothing says, You are not your mother, like Hello Kitty

7 Comments:

parentingBYdummies 4/30/09, 2:50 PM  

Nothing says you're not your mother like texting. I've taught my mom how to text like four times already and finally she's catching on. Thanks for hanging out at my place, I love making new frenz:)

tracy 4/30/09, 2:52 PM  

OMG...You're so right! How did I ever miss that??? texting, right. Just texting was enough :)lol...

TheClayMuse 4/30/09, 3:08 PM  

Hope he's feeling better!
Fear not, your not your mother none of us really are, sometimes their words come out of our mouths though, and that can be frightening... (not a mother myself, but talking about/to my sis who's just turned 18 and my mom's words seem to pour on out from time to time)

Elizabeth 4/30/09, 3:46 PM  

Texting is definitely beyond my mother - heck, using a cell phone is practically beyond my mother. But hey, Hello Kitty is another good way to distance yourself - I know my mother wouldn't be caught dead with a Hello Kitty accessory. Here's hoping your son's feeling better!

Zeemaid 4/30/09, 4:15 PM  

*L* we're all like our mothers to some extent... just the good parts of course. :)

tracy 4/30/09, 5:28 PM  

claymuse -frightening! oh yes... horrifying! lol... i always assumed Id be cooler :)

Elizabeth - Thanks for the good wishes for my son. He's got no voice at the moment. But no fever or anything like that...

Zee - hahahaha! sure hope so!! like i said above...always thought id be so much cooler :)

Anna See 4/30/09, 6:47 PM  

i can't even text, so i am fairly certain you aren't your mother! the hello kitty is just the icing on the cake.

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