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My kids taught me to text. They all have cell phones that they rarely answer except if I am calling, the condition that I set for paying for all their texting. But if I want an immediate response I know better, I text. Texting is actually quite convenient for taking care of the mundane details that can often jam up the works between all the kids and their various schedules. Increasingly I hear about their sorrows and joys over text too, although usually those exchanges put me into autodial on the phone. Come to think of it, most of the “love u’s” come through text now too.

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Roisin07
Nov. 23, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Good post! As a very traditional person myself I come to see that using texting helps people to say things that they may not have before or had the courage to. I guess it seems safer than physically saying it!

Its a bittersweet thing I guess:)

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