Back in the day, millennials had to use various letters and signs to create their emojis. This was a creative and brave exploration of combining language with artful communication. Many of us remember the time when ‘:-p’ meant sticking your tongue out and ‘:-o’ meant you were surprised.
There was even ‘;-)’ to serve as a winky face and you could tell your crush you loved them with ‘<3’. Parents have sort of skipped that generation and went straight to today’s graphic, done-for-you emojis. Many of them don’t know how to activate and use these, which is what sets the stage for this funny exchange.
Basic Logic 101
While some parents feel that they can’t really talk to their children, there are many kids who feel the same way about talking to their parents. Usually, one of the two thinks and talks in more emotional terms, while the other uses logic to make sense of things.
When a parent isn’t fluent in their child’s language, it is often the children who are in the frustrating position of trying to communicate basic facts. Luckily, these exchanges can still give someone a good laugh, but that depends on their ability to turn an ironic situation into something funny rather than sad.
An Important Question
It’s always a scary situation when something that looks like a distress signal is communicated. Your entire life can change when your parent evokes something that smells like danger in their text, which is why Mom should probably be more careful next time in the way she articulates her texts.
Hopefully, her daughter updated her that texting the police doesn’t work. Well, not yet at least, but there is always hope that law enforcement might join us in modern times. Of course, by then, we will all be using tele-chips or some other piece of future technology and texting would be useless.
People often have the dilemma of either complimenting their child/spouse for something that they don’t agree with or just telling them the truth at the risk of being offensive. These are usually people you care about and the last thing you want to do is hurt their feelings. Not this mom, though.
This mother clearly does not care one bit about offending her daughter, as she breezes past her daughter’s social inadequacies like she is discussing tomorrow’s weather forecast. Cloudy with a chance of antisocial. If there’s one child on this list that most urgently needs some therapy, it’s gotta be this one.
Finding the Spacebar
The texts in this picture start with a loving message from a child to their parent. It quickly turns into a weird dramatic sensation before the mother replies. While many parents can get on board with the idea of having a touch-based keyboard, not all of them get how it works.
Also, many times, their fingers could be a little bigger and not as nimble as their offspring's. Many resort to some kind of speech-to-text technology, but sometimes it just means that they are replacing one set of mistakes for another. We are just happy to see that the mom in this text exchange is open to learning.