Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

As the parent of a teenager, I have stopped being surprised at irritating text messages from my daughter.  They pretty much mirror the dialogue we share in person, in emails, and during phone calls.

Last Wednesday, Tenley was fulfilling her weekly commitment to help my mother-in-law.  She had been there a little longer than her shift usually lasts, and she was ready to leave (but I was still at work).  The conversation by text consisted of four variations from her of "are you on your way yet?" paired with my "not yet" responses.  When I finally was prepared to leave and texted, "On my way," I almost didn't even check her response when I heard the little chime that indicated an incoming text.  I was just over this conversation, and I fully anticipated exactly this:  FINALLY! or this:  It's about time.

What I got instead was this: 



This exchange occurred on a Wednesday, and it was surprisingly pleasant enough to leave me ...

WORDLESS

11 comments:

Judy said...

Nice, Paula!

At first it went through my mind that perhaps the comment was payback for all the times you've told Tenley the same thing (remember, I have 3 OLDER teenagers so I'm a bit of a skeptic)...then I realized she doesn't drive yet!

Now I just absolutely LOVE Tenley for telling you just how important you are to her!

Thanks for sharing!

judy

bigguysmama said...

Good for her for sharing that with you!! It's so good to see our kids hearts with a message like this! Hope she keeps that thought in mind as she gets closer to driving.

~Mimi @ Woven by Words

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

LOL!!!!!

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

Nice one! It's always good to get a pleasant surprise like that. I'm glad teens are taking that message to heart!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

You know, I thought I'd already commented on this post but I guess I didn't. Oops! I love this photo. If that's not evidence that your teenager cares deeply about you, then I don't know what is. :)
Thanks for stopping by and linking up Paula. Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
@TweetingMama

alicia said...

I was thinking the same thing as Kristi. It's obvious she loves you very much. Happy WW! Thanks for linkin up.

Jon Storey said...

So, I am not the only one with kids like that!

angie said...

Ah. She wants you home. Safely. :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love it! You're raising a very responsible girl! ;)

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Susan Fields said...

Why does she feel the need to tell you that, Paula? Okay, I can tease you because I'm your cousin-in-law, please don't get mad. :)

若愛若愛 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today...................................................................