I was late to the texting parade. I've resisted the need to have such technology, not wanting to be drawn into the vortex. For my birthday, Neil and the boys got me an iPhone and I have to admit that I love it. And I quite love texting. It satisfies the visual person that I am in a way that emailing doesn't. I LOVE the little speech bubbles!
Texting is just another way to connect with the boys. Just a quick text can check in on them or have them confirm that they have arrived at their destination safely and I think it is a bit more discrete for them rather than needing to "call my mom".
I was at a meeting at work Tuesday afterschool when I got a text from Colin asking to bring some friends over to work on some sort of science project. I couldn't call him at that point (although I did later to make sure all was well) but did send him a text with some clear boundaries!
This morning, Colin had a grade 7 fun day at his new high school. All the grade 7s spend the day at the school doing fun activities with grade 10 student leaders and having a pizza lunch. A very nice welcoming to high school! Colin admitted he was a little nervous this morning which of course made me a little anxious. We went over what would likely be a part of the day based on the information we had and I dropped him off at the front of the school. I waited in the parking lot (I just couldn't leave quite yet) and after about 5 minutes I texted him to make sure everything was okay inside and that he was feeling comfortable. Short reply from him but it was enough to comfort me and for me to be able to move on with my day.
I have seen text exchanges posted online and today when I came home from dropping off Colin, I googled how to capture a screenshot on my iPhone.