Have you ever wondered what would happen if a future generation were to dust off your old cell phone and read your texts? Based on the messages you sent your sweetheart in those quiet moments through starlit space, what would your grandchildren think of your love story?
Of course I wouldn't marry anyone else if you died. I could never love another woman! Remind me, do you have Britney's number...? ;)
I'm an awesome husband. I used the last of the duct tape to hem my pants so you could sleep.
Notice the humor underlying that sweet romance? Well, forget about all that. Romance and humor are the first things to go when children come along. Texting from parents of youngsters is a romantic expression of a different sort — one of adventure, excitement and mystery.
Texts from new parents
What is that hanging on the shower curtain, Honey, and can you please remove it before the house appraiser gets here?!
I'm sending you a picture of our firstborn in the rabbit's cage. ADORABLE, but don't send it to your mother or she will post it on Facebook.
I love you, but who told you that you could give her dairy before she turns one? ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL HER?!!!
Our next couple has been married for some time. They have taller children and now text those children about as often as they text each other. You'll notice this couple won't come out and express their love in words, per se...
The seasoned parent texts
No, son, I won't smell your hair to guess how long it's been since you washed it. Ask your dad.
Tell him it was cute when he was 5, but if he does that at the church party, I will rent out his bedroom.
Laundry soap, skim milk, duct tape, prozac, deodorant. And get me a Snickers.
Romance takes on a sentimental, nostalgic quality in the twilight years. Sadly, however, a mature couple's conversations will rarely be recorded for posterity — since they don't know how to use i-anythings.