Recently I stumbled upon a hilarious blog titled Oh Crap. My Parents Joined Facebook. I will call it OCMPJF for the purpose of this post. OCMPJF is a website where people can send screenshots of ridiculous posts/comments/messages that their parents have "facebooked" and those screenshots will be posted on the blog. Clearly, a brilliant idea.
Luckily for me, I cannot contribute to this blog because my parents think Facebook is a waste of time and have not joined. And I tell them they are right everyday. EVERYDAY. Because OCMPJF said it right when they said, "Family. Can't Facebook with 'em, can't unFriend 'em!"
After wetting myself from laughter from a good 30 minutes spent on this site, I noticed a frequent trend among parents and their posts on Facebook. Many comments are signed with their name, ie: "mom"/"dad". Clearly, no one has told them that a signature is not needed on such communications.
Case in point (from OCMPJF):
Laughing. Very. Hard.
Come to think about it, the signature doesn't stop there. Text messages with signatures are my favorite. Recently, a friend told me of the following text from her own mom, "Your father is teaching me how to text! love, mom." So sweet. So thoughtful. So hilarious.
Kim and Penel are actually pretty savvy and have mastered text messaging quite well. I mean, they do have a son that sent over 15,000 text messages in one month, so they quickly learned if they ever wanted to get a hold of him, they better learn to text.
And that they did. I do get an occasional "love, mom" salutation on my texts. And every time, I smile. Kind of reminds me of when my mom would make my lunches in elementary school and would write notes to me on the napkin. You know, stuff like "Have a great day. Love you, Mom" or "I love you. Mom". At the time I was mortified of such notes. But now, I think I would kind of like it.
I am going to request my mom send me text messages every day with such loving sayings. It will be known as The Sack Lunch Note of the 21st Century.