Saturday, October 18, 2008
First off Fireflies, please keep the introductions coming. Not only do we all love meeting fellow Fireflies, but I know Kristin is going to so enjoy reading each and every one of your posts when she returns. BUT I have to get something off my chest: I am a dinosaur in the texting world. And I like it. I embrace my refusal to upgrade my phone, type with my thumbs, learn thousands of shorthand phrases I know I will never remember. But I have two problems. One I was willing to ignore; the second one I just cannot. First issue (something I think most of us mothers face). Somehow, someway, at some point it became uncool for kids to actually TALK on their cell phones. My kids' motto: Text Not Talk. Though with them, I held firm to my non-texting ways. Stood my ground and all that. If mom calls, they have to pick up. Only fair, I believe, since mom and dad foot the bill. Then came along problem #2. One I cannot ignore. The only way I have to contact Kristin while she is in Africa is through text messages. Yes, Kristin texts. Kristin. The one person I thought would stay in the texting dark ages with me forever has gone to the other side. For nearly two weeks I have not talked to her. Now I know most people would probably enjoy a break from their boss, but I am going through serious Kristin withdrawals. Not only do I miss her, but I am dying to hear how her trip is going. While my kids have not been able to drag me into the world of texting, Kristin just might. No, not might, will. This weekend I am going to have to borrow a phone and have my kids teach me how to send a message. I know reception is spotty at best in Africa, but when and if I hear back from her, you Fireflies will be the first to know. But I have to know: Am I the only person who isn't texting?