Things Kids Say Thursday: “Tecsting”

Back when I first let Little Man use my iPad to send relatives text messages, I’m pretty sure everyone hated me. He had just started first grade at the time, and I thought it’d be a good way for him to practice writing/spelling and talk to some of our family about how school was going.

Little did I realize that LM was one of those people who have shit fits if someone doesn’t text them back immediately. You know the type — you don’t respond to a text within 5 minutes (and it’s a random text, not like you’ve been chatting), and they’re certain that you’re ignoring them and hate them or some shit.

Here is one of his early shit fit texts that I received one morning when I was out running errands. There’s lots of first grader spelling mistakes, but I’m pretty sure you can figure it out:

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I was equal parts amused and horrified at the caps lock text rage coming from a little kid. He still sends lots of texts, but he usually doesn’t get quite as pissy as he did in his earlier texts when someone doesn’t respond fast enough.

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35 thoughts on “Things Kids Say Thursday: “Tecsting”

  1. You know what? I love the spelling of tecsting. I’ve always wondered why we combine some sounds but not others. X is totally unnecessary. I like the cs. I don’t see that as a mistake, just a more intelligent English.

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  2. I don’t think I know anyone like that, who gets angry when you don’t respond immediately. I think that’s the joy of tecsting 😉
    What I can’t stand though, really, seriously, is when someone calls and you miss it, and you call back and they don’t answer. Like, Truly, YOU WERE JUST ON THE PHONE A MINUTE AGO, how far away could you be?!? But it’s rare, so I try to move on.

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    • My dad, lovely fella that he is, gets paranoid that my brother and I are dodging him if we don’t respond to texts or answer his calls immediately. He keeps shit interesting.

      Haha! Gotta be the silent ringtone, unless they’re like my MIL and are pouting that their call wasn’t taken immediately. Communicating in my family are awesome.

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