Wednesday, May 23, 2012
So my lovely sister decided that my 23 month old should take a ride with her. In the beginning that sounded like a wonderful idea, she was out of my hair for at least the next 3 hours. All of a sudden my cell phone begins to ring. What do I think just a random call my sister wants to CHAT. NOT! She wants to tell me that someone cut her off in traffic. The phone call at this point is still a little normal. The call gets better my sister proceeds to tell me that she yelled “Oh Hell NO”. Just as you are thinking she is only talking to me. Yet again NOT! There was a little recorder in the backseat sitting securely in her car seat who happens to be my 23 month old daughter. She repeated verbatim with expression “Oh HELLLL NO”. This has truly become a problem in my house. She records everything, every single word, phrase, sentence, expression and sometimes we even think she gets our THOUGHTS. I sit back and think I can’t be the only person dealing with this. Cursing should never be done around your children if at all but guess what I am HUMAN and I make mistakes just like the next person. I’ve noticed that as long as we don't react when she says the bad word she won’t say it. The bad part is that she has been saying it for about a month and I just got that yesterday:) If you can relate to this then you understand what I am going through. She is driving the entire house crazy repeating everything her older sisters say making it impossible for them to get a sentence out without her butting in trying to keep up with what they are saying. Thank you NICK Jr, for my reinforcement of good words, well not totally NICK Jr I have to give credit where credit is due. THANK YOU TO MY ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD…LOL PROBLEM solved yes and no. She still manages to take rides with her AUNTIE, but auntie is on high alert that she is not always only talking on the cell phone to one person. The RECORDER is always listening.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Let’s go back into time when you were an adolescent/teenager. How did we communicate with our parents, friends, family members and general people? We surely did not have cell phones; well at least the vast majority of us did not have one. May be a pager (BLEEP: BLEEP) but that’s about it, heck we just made the era of call waiting, 3-way call and caller ID. Caller ID/Call waiting still did not come for some time after that. We had the opportunity to play around with e-mail in our early teenage years, but communicating then is nothing of how it is now. If you were one of the ones to have a cell phone for this blog’s sake well just call you FORTUNATE. My oldest daughter is 9 years old getting ready to turn 10. I have been up in arms about getting her a cell phone. It almost seems as if I can’t go without getting her one. She has a very active life in which I am apart of 100%, so I just have to decide YES or NO.com THE END.. My job passed out these text/instant messaging quizzes and of COURSE I FAILED. I only knew the ones I taught my mother because she is in dinosaur times RIGHT? WRONG? After taking this quiz I am in dinosaur times myself. I think I may have made it through like 15 of the 65. Please don’t think there are only 65 codes.
REALLY? I went on several websites listed on the paper to find that there are hundreds of codes. I am treading DEEP WATERS trying to keep up. Looking at all the codes out there I need a weekly training to keep up.
I think as PARENTS we are obligated to keep up with what our children are getting involved in. There is a time and a place to be a parent and a place and time to be a FRIEND. When it comes to the safety of our children we should be parents 210% and more of the time.
Depending on your age if you were asked how you communicated as a teenager would defer from the teenagers in 2012. The overall percentage of teen’s texting is 75%. This simply tells me that this is one of the most used forms of communicating for teenagers today. Check out the list below on a few text/instant messaging lingos. How many did you get right? Be sure to leave a comment in the comment area and let us know.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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