Moms Should Not Text
It’s 2014 and social media is bigger than ever. More and more people are using Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, and Instagram, as well as using phones more for texting than calling people.
My mom decided to get more involved with social media to keep in touch with her three grandsons in college. Being Facebook friends with your grandsons can sometimes be eye-opening when photos are posted! I know I wouldn’t have wanted MY grandmom seeing some of the photos from a Saturday night band party at the Lamda Chi house at UGA back when I was in college. Fortunately for me, and I’m sure many EIL readers, they didn’t have social media back when we were younger.
Navigating the world of social media is not easy and seems to get harder and harder each year as new ways to communicate (without having to actually speak to a person!) pop up.
Nonnie, as my nephews call my mother, loves to text my nephews, but sometimes she doesn’t quite “get it.” Here are a few of her better texts to her grandsons:
Wes: Got an A in Chem!!
Nonnie: WTF, well done!!
Wes: Nonnie, what do you think WTF means?
Nonnie: Well That’s Fantastic!
Nonnie: What does IDK, LY & TTYL mean?
Scott: I don’t know, love you, talk to you later.
Nonnie: Ok, I’ll ask your brother Sean.
Nonnie: What did you say? I only got a D
I love the fact that my mom is becoming so social media savvy and follows the texting trend. Just the other day I was with her at Walmart . We were shopping in different areas and when I was ready to check out, I texted her:
Me: Where are you?
Mom: I’m at Walmart.
Me.: I know! I came with you, remember?!