Texts from Ma and Pa


Well, we did it. Parents Weekend is behind us and everything is looking a little duller. The sky is grayer, the clothes you shoved in your closet are spilling out, and the Ratty’s “Grilled” “Italian” “Chicken” is tasteless compared to Al Forno.

While Parents Weekend does get everyone riled up for some TLC, by the end, you’re wondering how you lasted eighteen years at home. Now that it’s over, we can go back to communicating with our parents the old-fashioned way: text messaging.

This weekend was the one time you were spared of the incessant stream of texts from your parents “just checking in.” Just so you’re not surprised, we thought we’d take a moment to remind you of the texts you’ll get on your iPhone 4 from your mom’s iPhone 6 this week. (Disclaimer: We love our parents very, very much. Love you Bob, Rob, Tamsin and Michele!)

  1. Inspiring

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These texts will always cheer you up! They get particularly exciting once your parents discover emojis. (Disclaimer: I am the only daughter, so don’t get too excited.)

  1. Worried

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This is a real conversation between a BlogDailyHerald writer and his mom. The lack of response indicates that mom fainted on the spot. Mischief managed! Note: if you have any questions, ask Ellen DeGeneres about his lower back tattoo.

  1. Cold Hard Facts

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Fact: texts from mom and dad are the best! And Dad, I’ll never forget that illegal U-turn. Or when you gave me a sip of your beer at my eighth grade graduation. I WAS TOO YOUNG.

  1. “In the Know”

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Our parents know all the hip acronyms: LOL, OMG, TTYL, TTFN, GOP, MSN, URI, UTI. Sometimes we feel like our parents are so much cooler than we are.

  1. Strong Suggestions

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We recommend leaving these unanswered.

Images via, via Hank Winton ’18, via Carolyn Rachofsky ’17, and via Tucker Iverson ’16.

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