Tue 1 Feb 2011
Last December in my December 28th blog titled “Do you have Large Thumbs”, I referenced a site called “When Parents Text“. It’s a hilarious site that spoofs Baby Boomer parents trying to keep up with their Gen Y kids/teenagers & trying to communicate by texting.
The other day, as I was reading the Huffington Post, I noticed they, too, have found the funny site. Catharine Smith in her blog titled : “When Parents Text: the 13 Most Hilarious Fails from Mom & Dad“, has a slide show of some of the texts on the site that she found funny.
Although this isn’t technically something I would usually add in the BIMD series, I included it because it shows how different our Baby Boomer roots are compared to those of Gen Yers. It’s one of the reasons the When Parents Text site is so appealing & resonates with both Boomers & Gen Yers. The generation that prides itself on setting trends is finding it necessary to adjust & learn to follow to keep up with their Millennial children. That’s okay but it’s funny to watch especially when we are trying to learn a totally new language created by our children. Looking back, Pig Latin looks sort of silly now, doesn’t it.
Can you imagine how totally different Gen Yers back in the day memories will be compared to ours? Like night & day…
Well, in the meantime, enjoy these funny text messages & show them to your kids so they can get a laugh, too.
Happy Friday, everybody…