20 September 2011

Tuesday Parentexting

In a fit of optimism, because we've never tried to communicate this way, I texted my 76 year old father when we arrived in Newport a few weeks ago. (I knew he was in a meeting, and didn't want to interrupt with a phone call.)



He answered me 16 days later.

I think maybe texting isn't going to be the way.




P.S. Mental P Mama posts parentexts every Tuesday. But hers are with her kids, not her older parents!

16 comments:

Kyla said...

Hahaha! So funny.

Bibliomama said...

I'd find it funnier if I didn't identify more with your father than with you.

De said...

Hilarious! If he's anything like my mother, he had to charge the phone in order to get the text.

RuthWells said...

Last month I taught my mother how to check her cell phone voice mail. She retrieved a test message, left probably a year ago, by my father. (He died in June.)

Rima said...

This is really funny! I wonder if he realized you texted him 16 days ago? Because if not, it changes up the whole meaning of your exchange :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That is a total crack-up. My stepdad sent his first text in response to one I sent him. He said it took like half an hour.

Sara said...

I love that. I tried texting my mom recently (she "knows" how to text) with a question that had a yes/no answer. I thought she could easily reply - she called me back. Repeatedly. The reason I texted in the first place was to tell her what happened in the "no phones allowed" doctors office.

Jody said...

That is hysterical!

leanne said...

Thanks for the laugh today :)

Mary G said...

When I try to text, I'm all thumbs.
:-D

flutter said...

okay this genuinely made me laugh

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

16 days! LMAO.

My parents just got Skype. My mother comes over to tell us she is going to Skype us. It is almost an hour round trip.

Anonymous said...

Too funny. This could be a text exchange between me and my 73-year-old father.

Although, in my case, the roles would be reversed, since he texts constantly (incessantly, even) and I, um, don't.

niobe

ifbyyes said...

Hey, at least you didn't get 300 identical messages from a mother on a trip to England...

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Ha. Adorable!

julochka said...

that is so awesome...my emails to my dad are like that...we haven't gone there on texts...