Middle Age Challenges

This Is How You Text

Sometimes it feels like¬†technology¬†is changing every day. And I’m not sure if I want to keep up with the times. I always prided myself in being a cool Mom but my kids think I am way to set in my ways.

And this is true when it comes to a cell phone. I got my first cell phone 2 years ago. I know, I’m a late bloomer and it was the flip kind. I fought getting a phone for years because I honestly don’t want to be bugged when I’m shopping or out doing things.

I got the phone to keep for emergencies for than anything and to make my kids happy. But then they would send these text to me. I couldn’t understand it.

Why Text when you can talk? I don’t get it!

Well my children who are adults decided to surprise me with a new “smart phone” on my birthday. And they made sure it had a keyboard thingy so I could text them.

Best Phone For Texting…

They added each of their names to my contacts and then showed me how to text. You can’t really see in the picture, but there is a keyboard that slides out so I can type. I discovered my fingers were to big at first but now I can sort of do it. So now they text me through out the day. And I text them back.

This is how you text …

When you text, you can abbreviate words or write in a sort of shorthand. Here is a list of some abbreviations you can use to text. So it is quicker. I personally don’t worry about this. I just type and sometimes abbreviate words. I think I am pretty good at texting.

I’m actually enjoying texting my kids and this Straight Talk phone is the best phone for texting. But I still don’t get it. Why not just call me or better yet lets talk face to face.

So it looks like I am now a hip Mom. What about you? Do you text? Are you hip? Or are you going to stick with talking?