My generation does not understand text messaging. I use it, but I hate it. I don't understand the appeal. It can occasionally be helpful if you want to remind a group of people about a practice or a meeting, but to actually carry on a conversation...what's the point? How can you get to know someone through one word answers?
My kids spends lots of time texting. We have had to put many restrictions on it. The first time I was aware it was a problem was when my phone bill showed up in a BOX. So many texts it wouldn't fit in an envelope. About 12,000 in a months time for my son Quinn. He holds the family record. First restriction-don't text in school, second-don't text while driving, third-don't text at practice, fourth-don't text in church, fifth-don't text after 11:00 p.m. and so on, and so on. Who knew we would need all these rules? I'm pretty sure they have ALL been broken many times.
But the biggest problem with texting is the things we say on them, that we wouldn't say in person. My drill team girls love to TEXT me and tell me they won't be at practice, or late---much easier than a phone call RIGHT? And my daughter, she just got her first broken heart through text messages...how mature is that? Don't text me, JUST CALL!