Can someone explain why texting is such a big deal???
My 13 y.o. ds has been pestering us to add unlimited texted to our cell plan. I refuse, because honestly, I think texting is one of the most worthless things to do. If you want to talk...call your friend. Or get online and email or IM. I don't care, but I'm NOT spending an extra 20 bucks a month so you can chat with your friends, when the cell was not given to you as a communication tool for anyone but us. *sigh* I don't care if he calls his buddies after 7 pm or all day on the weekends, but seriously, the kid thinks we are ruining his life when we say NO to texting. I think it's rude. My own nearly 21 year old sister sits there at family functions texting back and forth with her friends and boyfriend. When I tell my ds to just call...supposedly these same friends who can text whenever they want, can't physically pick up the phone or they will get in "trouble" with their parents. It's become such a sore spot around here, and my ds has been texting a friend of his in another state anyway, that we are taking the texting option off of his phone (it's off of mine, as well, due to multiple texts from from an out of country number for a few months a few years back). He's also grounded for a week because he kept on texting when he was told it was against our rules. Ugh. Any thoughts?