Me: Hey, I’m in the garage. Come out and help me bring these groceries in.
Jayden: um how about no
Me: Um, how about I lock you in the attic and let you starve as punishment for not helping?
Me: Don’t you think it’s a little inappropriate to say “lmfao” to your mother?
Jayden: sry lmao is that better?
Me: Not really. What’s wrong with LOL?
Jayden: ok lol then
Me: That’s much better. Now get your butt out here and help me.
Jayden: thats wat she said
Me: That was wrong in so many ways.
If you have children and they are still small and sweet, please cherish them. Because eventually they will devolve into teenagers who communicate only via text message (and in text speak, no less), figure out things they shouldn’t understand, and leave a huge mess everywhere they go.
And people wonder why I only had one.