When Parents Text: So Much Said...So Little Understood
Laurent Kaelin & Sophia Fraioli
Workman, 2011 (2011)
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Reviewed by Leslie McKee
riends since elementary school, Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli have received a number of humorous texts from their parents. They decided to start a website dedicated to parents and their texting
here is a definite gap between children and their parents. While parents can be applauded for their efforts to be
in the know
, one can not help but chuckle at some of their misguided attempts ...
Mom: I've been farting all day because I have to get blood work done tomorrow.
Me: Did you mean fasting?
Mom: Oops ... I meant to hit the button four times.
Mom: I thought LOL meant Little Old Lady
Dad: Sorry I missed your call. call me back when u have time.
Me: I didn't call you ...
Dad: I know. That's my new tactic! It worked. how are you. what's going on?
hile many entries are amusing, some are a bit confusing and not that funny. Perhaps they were inside jokes for the family. Chapters include topics such as:
. A glossary of emoticons and common texting acronyms is also included. Overall, this is a quick, enjoyable read.
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