We all have iPhones. My siblings and I. My mom and Karlee have gotten enough new iPhones to supply everyone with their hand-me-downs. I am a fan of the arrangement.
Anyway. When my mom's heart stopped, there was a lot of texting going on. And it was annoying that one person could send out a mass text but then the responses would only be seen by the person who sent the text. We needed to be able to have a text conversation. And then Karlee educated us old people on group texting.
It's like an old-school chat room. One person sends a group text and we all see each other's responses. It can be very convenient. But it's new. And we're still figuring out how to use it.
I really am getting somewhere. Hang in there, people.
So. Last weekish I sent a group text to my family. Brad's family too. It included this picture of this adorable boy:
I received a series of typical responses. Things along the lines of how cute he is.
My dad responded:
"I love that little man. I want to squish him til his legs break!"
My family is violent like that.
Because this was sent in a group text, my dad's text was sent to everyone I originally sent the text to (my siblings and in-laws and Brad's siblings and in-laws). Keep that in mind. Because this is where it gets awkward.
The next two responses are as follows:
Mom: Why don't you come home and squish me until my legs break?
Dad: Show me the way home honey!
Yeah. Awesome. That's when I started sending frantic individual text messages to my parents explaining that their messages were being viewed by Brad's entire family.
My parents thought the mixup was hilarious.
My in-laws not so much maybe. I don't know. I've been too afraid to ask them about it.
Moral of the story: Group texting. Be careful.