Friday, March 25, 2011

Our Texting Boy

Since Erik obtained quite possibly the only available iPhone 4 in China last Sunday, we did the traditional passing down of technology (Gina gets the old) except this time, for the first time, Ethan was in line too. My old phone is nothing to brag about, but it has become Ethan's prized possession. He's using it quite responsibly, and, like many kids, has taken to texting. Only the people he texts are Erik and me. Here's what I've had so far.

"Hi" (his first, to prove to Megan that he knew how)

"Ended early. Be home soon." (from Boy Scouts)

"Suephen coming" (we're still not sure what he meant by that)

"Can we start now?" (texted from the homeschool room to me getting ready downstairs)

"Leave?" (while I was shopping he was wondering if they should head to class)

"Teacher made m write 'u' different. Had major brakedown. Want to talk to u when i get home. :)" (during Chinese class. She's got an issue with him not putting a tail on his u's. This is Chinese class lady - quit correcting his English!)

And in response to me asking if he wanted to make an apple pie when he gets home,
"Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!"

Now I've got to run, because I just got a text, "Can you meet us at the intersection?"


A Joyful Chaos said...

How sweet that he texts you like that. My children haven't learned the joys of texting yet.

Gina Marie said...

I was a little surprised that he knew how to do it - we don't live in a community where kids do that. But I guess I shouldn't be surprised since he's always been a pretty tech-savvy kid (takes after his dad!).

We hadn't planned on getting him a phone so soon, but we do give our kids a lot of freedom and independence, and this helps us keep track of them!