Saturday, September 13, 2008

btw R U mad @ me?

This is the tail-end of an ongoing discussion that has spanned at least a week.

Reagan (13): "But EVERYONE has it."

Me (laughing): "Not don't."

Reagan (not laughing): "I'm not kidding, Mom, EVERYONE."

Me: "I'm not kidding either, Rea, no texting."

Reagan: "This is so not fair."

Me: "Maybe not, but I'm not dealing with all the girl drama involved. Be thankful you have a cell phone. We're not adding texting."

Reagan: "But I'm missing out on sooooooo much...I'm out of the loop...I don't know what's going on!"

Me: "So call your friends. Pick up the house phone and call them.

Reagan: "Ugh, Mom, nobody does that any more."

And it goes on and on as, against my better judgement, I'm sucked into the wretched vortex.

Me (finally weary of it all): "Okay listen, I'm going to say it one more time: No texting at thirteen years old...PERIOD.

Reagan: "Okay, fine. But just so you know, you now have a thirteen year old daughter who is SO not happy."

Great, then I must be doing my job.


devinisagirlsname said...

haha! this is too funny!! Just tell her that you know another Devin who's first cell phone plan involved SIXTY minutes a month aside from free calls to her home, mom, and dad!! (although I might just stop breathing if I didn't have texting...) but I'm 24- I understand your logic!

Linda up north said...

I want to know who invented texting anyway? I don't know any mom who likes seeing their kids faces glued to their phone darn near 24/7, texting, texting, texting... UGH!!
Sign me:
A Fellow "Against Teens Texting" Mom!

Anonymous said...

BAHAHAHAHAHA!! another 5 more years of waiting sista!
haha. love you! ;)

allison said...

does she have email? what's your position on that? good compromise maybe ... or is e-mail so "90s"? i just got daughter email..she LOVES it. now i'm starting to wonder what i've gotten into! amomthing

Claudia said...

HAH mine is almost 13 and she doesn't have a phone. She spends a ton of time on msn messenger with her school friends.

I ask her "Why don't you just pick up the phone? Or better yet, GO AND SEE THEM?" I mean, face to face is much better, don't you think?

She just rolled her eyes.

yeah I don't quite understand myself, lol. But we don't have to... we are the MOMS/

Devin said...

Allison, she does have email but no IMing capabilities or myspace/facebook...I think they are EVIL. I truly hate those sites and forbid them now. My experience w/ daughter #1 ruined it for the rest of my kids.