“Honey, call me when you get to Nicole’s house.” Mom requests.
“Mom, only old people use the phone,” daughter replies.
“Well, then text me,” says Mom.
…15 minutes later…texting begins…
Daughter: At N’s (She arrived at Nicole’s)
Mom: Thank you; be home by 5pm. Mom.
…1 hour later…
Daughter: Can I stay at N’s overnight? She’s my BFF.
Mom: What’s a BFF?
Daughter: Best Friends Forever
Mom: Oh. Not tonight, we have an early morning tomorrow.
Mom: What is PLS?
Mom: No, not tonight.
At this point, Mom begins to think of her own texting acronyms and answers back…
Daughter: What is BISS?
Mom: Because I said so.
…later that evening…
“Nicole!” yells Mom from downstairs, “Dinner time!”
Mom picks up her cell phone and texts Nicole.
Mom: Time for Dinner
Nicole comes down for dinner.
It is at this moment Mom comes up with her own texting acronyms and places them on the refrigerator. The fridge is the one place in the house guaranteed to be seen numerous times a day by hungry teenagers.
Mom’s Texting Acronyms
BISS – Because I said so
TFD – Time for dinner
PUYR – Pick up your room
PYCA – Put your clothes away
BHB12 – Be home by 12:00 or other time
NTT – Need to talk
GOTP – Get off the phone
DYH – Do your homework
CRFW – Curfew
WU – Wake Up
Y2M – Yes, I will drive you to the mall.
N2M – No, I will not drive you to the mall.
CRKYS – Car keys
SSLU – Stay safe, love you
Now, if we can just get our teenagers to text us what they are feeling before they enter the room or house.