Conversations, Digital Technology

Text Us Back, Please.

It’s not bad enough that we can’t have a full normal conversation with our teen… but now even when we talk to them on their digital turf, via text, we still get shunned.

me: I know you read those texts…

Jack: So?

me: So… answer back. Why do you read my texts and not answer? It’s not hard to say good morning ya know.

Jack: You text at the most inopportune times!

me: Morning is inopportune?

Jack: Whenever is inopportune.

me: Grrrr. And “bruh” is not an acceptable replacement for “good morning”…


Convos via text

It’s basically how Jack and I communicate. Or how we don’t communicate. Sigh. I get lots of ignores (even though I see he read my text!!!) and lots of one-word answers…aka text version of grunting. How does your teen communicate?? 🙂 Or do they??

Ok granted I’m the most random texter of all times. Maybe I need to dial it back a notch. But I miss himmmmm 🙂

Here are some random texts and responses from this week …

me: (I was away in NYC at a class sending pics) That’s Madison Square Garden and the One World Trade Center Observatory in the background…

Jack: Doing hw talk later

me: Sigh


(The next evening… Mr. Talkative is in gray)


This was after I watched a video on camping in Australia… sooo good.

me: Jack…Look up Champagne Pools on Fraser Island in Australia. I want to go! Want to go?

Jack: (ignore)


(And here’s another… From this morning actually)

Jack: (ignore)

me: Sighhhh

I’ve asked Jack to do this before when I first heard about the exotic duck. Apparently he’s not interested in duck hunting in the cold city lol.


And this was when Jack was coming home from NYC. He’s so talkative and I can’t get him to stop 😆😆😆😆

Yeah so that’s life with a teen. It’s one of the reasons I talk to my dog lol!

And possibly to my cats…shhhhh….