Some people worry that technology is hindering human communication, creating more distance in relationships, but we think When Parents Text is evidence to the contrary,” write co-authors Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli about their new book. And we think they’re right — amongst the ALL CAPS and multiple exclamation points and weird over-sharing and awkward attempts at using emoticons, there’s a real sweetness in the excerpted real-life texts in this book. So the next time you get a crushing text rejection from your booty call or an annoying vague text plan from your frenemy, just text your mom and dad and wait to see what they come out with. If it’s really funny, feel free to show us.
Here are some of the conversations in When Parents Text that tickled us: