Even though I don't have unlimited text messaging, most of Salinda's friends do -- and they are out of phone minutes. So last night when I was hoping to go to bed I was getting texts asking me things. They were ambiguous "can she spend the night"? Who is she? Who is texting? It was all very confusing.
I've asked Salinda not to text for permission because permission means asking and then receiving an answer. Fortunately, the thing she was requesting would have been fine had I understood it in the first place. And she was home 20 minutes before her curfew and had a good reason for not being here at 9:30.
And fortunately she and the friend were up the first time I woke them this morning and are happy enough to get ready for church. And she is one of Salinda's nicer friends. So all in all this is a very minor thing compared to several of the past weekends.
Does anyone else have this texting thing going on with teens where they think that a text reporting in means that they have asked permission, even if the parent never sees or responds to a text? Or is this just my private cross to bear?