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My gripe with texting ...

Both of my boyfriend's older kids texted him to say happy Father's Day. At least they remembered, but it seemed cheesy to me. I guess it's one step above forgetting completely, but not a big step. I felt like the least they could have done was sent a card or picked up the phone and said hello, even if their family never made a big deal of gifts. My daughter made a card for her dad, and I made a little dessert. Nothing earth-shaking, but texting to me just seems like the easy way out.

What do you think about texting to wish someone in your close family a happy holiday?


Asked by Ballad at 10:17 PM on Jun. 16, 2013 in Holidays

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Answers (11)
  • I am close to my dad, so if I didn't live close enough to visit in person like I did today, I would be on the phone & still having his strawberry pie delivered to him! He's my dad. The man who gave me so much of himself & helped make me who I am today. I still look to him for advice & love to have his approval. (we don't always agree, but he respects my differences) I love that man dearly & a mere text would never do.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 10:29 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • it's lame!

    at least a phone call, or card...

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:18 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • I facebooked my step dad. Guess I should call him.

    Answer by staciandababy at 10:18 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • Meh, I texted my step-dad Happy Father's Day today. I don't like talking on the phone. DS and I are taking him his present next weekend when we go see him.

    Answer by kmath at 10:18 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • I think it's always best for family to call and see each other. But if texting is what they prefer, than it's better than nothing.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 10:21 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • On the one hand, at least they acknowledged it at all, but on the other it's like sheesh make a little bit of an effort people, he did help give you life!!


    Answer by cassie_kellison at 10:32 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • I feel like an ass. I just remembered now to call my stepdad.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:35 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • At 7:30 pst, btw.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:35 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • Oh, and no. Texting is in poor taste.

    So is phoning in the evening :(

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 10:37 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • LOL, my dad has no idea how to use texting.... So, I called him. I still would never text him even if he did though.

    I did text my ex though.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:01 PM on Jun. 16, 2013