Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The phone bill arrived yesterday. While he had everyone's attention at the dinner table, Bryan delivered the news of the texting totals...lowest to highest:
Rebekah: 3,391 (!!!)
Rebekah's total averages out to something like 10 texts every hour, 24/7 for the entire month. I think it was an eye-opener for her...
Okay...I love texting.
It's how I communicate with members of my various carpools.
I schedule and get reminders of my voice lessons.
I get texts from Brandon's gymnastics coaches.
Bryan and I text back and forth when he is out of town.
I text the girls with messages or reminders when they are at school knowing that they will check and respond at lunch or in between classes.
It's the only way to get ahold of some of my neighbors...they may not answer their phone but they will ALWAYS respond to a text.
I've had neighbors ask if Lilian can come over for a play date and neighbors ask if either of my daughters can babysit through texts.
Texting is awesome.
My texting tends to be primarily of an informational sort of usage whereas my teenage daughters' texting is more conversational.
And while I remind myself that as a teenager I used to spend hours and hours TALKING on the phone and that texting is, in essence, the same thing for their generation....still!! Bryan and I are debating what kind of restrictions we may have to put on the girls' cell phones.