My Work Here Is Done…

Katie’s friend, Devon, is spending the night tonight. Todd and Taylor are watching yet another painful baseball game and frankly I’m all baseballed out. So before Devon got here I told Katie that I would come down to the basement with them.

Me: We can watch a good movie and I’ll sit in between you guys and I’ll text my friends while you’re texting your friends and we can do each others’ hair and it will be so much fun!

Katie: Um, no.

Devon gets here, says hello to the rest of us and the girls head for the basement.

Me: You girls go on down. I’ll be there in a minute. Then we can watch “High School Musical, III” and talk about how cute Zac Efron and Corbin Bleu are while we do our nails!

Katie: Um, no.

I then sit down to play on the computer while the boys watch the incredibly boring baseball game and decide to text Katie downstairs.

My Text: Hey. What’s up?

From the bowels of the house we hear, “Stop texting me!”


Todd’s Text: Tell Devon I said, “Hello”.

When he didn’t hear any reply Taylor called her on his cell phone.

Katie: What do you want?!

Taylor: Dad wanted you to tell Devon hello.

Katie: I know! I got his text!

Taylor: Okay. That’s all.

The sad thing about all this is how highly enjoyable I found it. I suppose I should get a life, but it’s these simple things that make this existence so entertaining.


  1. Travis Erwin on July 21, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I too enjoy torturing my boys thought they are not yet teenagers so not as easy of targets.

  2. Lynilu on July 21, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    heesh! I love typing with a rigid wrist support on. It helps me spell thing so nicely! I tried to say: Don't ya just love to get a bit under their skin?? Yeah! Go for it!

  3. His Girl on July 21, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    delightful. mwah ha ha. you are my hero!

  4. Carpoolqueen on July 22, 2009 at 8:20 am

    I can already tell we're going to have to get the unlimited text plan when the boys get bigger. Do they come to the dinner table faster if you text them? If so, it'll be worth every penny.

  5. Jenster on July 22, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Travis – sadly, my son remains unfazed. He doesn't make it a ton of fun like she does. My hope for you is that both boys will be easily embarrassed and annoyed.Lynilu – YES!HisGirl – It's a gift.Carpoolqueen – Sometimes! Texting works kind of like a paging system and is much better than yelling loudly when you don't know where the are (like our house is so big, you know.)

  6. Lori on July 22, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Bwahahaha… They have no idea how much fun it is for us. The only thing that would have made it better is if they walked in on you and Todd kissing in the kitchen. That's always sure to bring out the most embarrassment over here.

  7. The Daily Bee on July 22, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Haha! I enjoyed this post way too much.

  8. Tiffany on July 23, 2009 at 11:22 am

    why must you torment your children. LOL- LOVE it! 🙂 I am sooooo super glad my parents didn't have cell phones with texting when we lived at home! OMG! 🙂

  9. Gretchen on July 25, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Lurve your family. And that they love you enough to tell you to leave them alone. 🙂

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