A Collection Of Insanely Funny Texts Between Parents And Kids, When Parents Text Is A Surprisingly Affecting Window Into The Complicated Time When Parents Aren T Ready To Let Go, And Kids Aren T Ready To Be Let Go The Parents Are Well Meaning But Hopeless, Silly And A Little Corny, And Befuddled By The Technology The Kids Are Bewildered Yet Patient The Perfect Straight Man And The Authors, Two Recent College Graduates, Lauren Kaelin And Sophia Fraioli, Have An Unerring Editorial Instinct To Select The Funniest, Sweetest, Quirkiest, Most Telling ExchangesLaunched As A Website Just Last Year, Wwwwhenparentstext Is A Phenomenon It Receives , To , Page Views A Day, With Features In The Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, College Humor, And When Parents Text Includes The Best Of Texts From The Website, Plus Than Percent All New Material Never Before PublishedIncludes An Emoticon Glossary And Page Color Insert Of MMS Texts Multimedia Messaging Service, Aka, Bizarre Photos From Mom And Dad It S The Perfect Gift For Every Text Savvy Kid To Give To His Or Her Parents I normally don t buy a lot of novelty type books like this but I love to get them as presents and was thrilled to win a copy from the Goodreads First Reads program I had never heard of the blog that spawned this collection of humorous texts from parents and grandparents, but it is in the same genre of other humor blogs out there today with short reader submitted entries think Shit My Kids Ruined, Lamebook, White Whine, that one about auto corrections everyone but me seems to love, etc The main difference between When Parents Text and the other blogs I ve mentioned is that WPT is good hud at its very core, a rarity in internet world where anonymous bloggers often post scathing commentary about the people they re lampooning The underlying theme of WPT is that although parents can be nosey, annoying, and frustratingly technologically inept, they are still parents and share a deep love with their children, albeit a poorly expressed deep love through the texts compiled in this book The texts themselves were all funny and some were downright hilarious I feel so happy that not one but two WPT fathers managed to mention using egg salad to cover up fart stench At 27, I m probably on the upper stretch of people with personal experience of parents texting them and too young to be texting my kids embarrassing attempts at emoticons Some of my friends with cooler parents and money than mine have texting parents, but my parents had a rotary phone until 1996, no internet at home, and the only text message exchanges they have ever participated are the racy pictures and chain texts my dad receives thanks to his recycled phone number So the point is I have and probably never will have any personal experience with my parents sending me weirdly hilarious texts but I still enjoyed this light hearted look at parent child relations in the digital age It would be a cute gift to a texting parent of a high school or college age kid. Read this when you need a laugh, you won t be disappointed You ll also realize you are not alone in your state of bewilderment as you try to interpret mom s latest text A fun and heartwarming read. This wasn t a hugely funny one for me there were some amusing texts here Bloodwork Mom I ve been farting all day because I have to get bloodwork done tomorrow.Me Did you mean fasting Mom Oops I meant to hit the button four times Hamburger House Dad I m going to drop off your dorm application, It s hamburger house right Dad HamburgerDad HamburgerDad I don t know how this phone gets hamburger from H a r d i n one hour later Dad don t get your hopes up They said Hamburger house is basically already filled up.Dad HamburgerDad not again Twenty FirstDad mom says she told you to be careful, i say get drunk and puke love you Family Mom You will add the dog as your facebook friend RIGHT NOW Me mom he s a dogMom He is FAMILY, add him or you are grounded Just a few that I liked, most of them I was just heh It s a cute book and I did like it at first but after awhile lost it s spark for me It felt over long about halfway throughprobly would have been better if it was shorter The little introductions between each section felt unnecessary to me I read one and skipped the rest.It s not all bad with this, my sense of humor doesn t always line up well with this genre of books who knows You may read this and find it funnier than me The Harry Potter section was corny with a few but wonderful wish that one had been longer.I didn t know this was a website when I first came upon this, and I may check it out in the future as for would I recommend this Hmm maybe Perhaps read a sample of the book first.Happy reading I loved it A really fun book, I chuckled with every page, laughed out SO loud at some.Quick read, you won t be able to put it down, and you will definitely remember a situation when you received or sent a similar text I especially enjoyed the smiley faces interpretations, and most of the texts from Dads
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- 256 pages
- When Parents Text
- Lauren Kaelin
- 20 February 2019 Lauren Kaelin