I will admit that it's a lot of fun. And it somehow pleases me that my daughter loves to message me no matter where I am. My daughter is in middle school, and she still loves her mother! YUSSS!
This is an example of a typical exchange:
Kira: Before I forget, Jared and I have a dentist's apointment at 3p tomorrow. We might not be home when you get here.
Ari: Will you leave the key under the mat?
K: No. You will have to access your D&D rogue's skill and pick the lock. Don't forget your thieves' tools.
K: or there could be a key. Dunno. It'll be a surprise!
K: (Ari sends me a "vote for chic fil a cows" picture) Vote for them for what?
A: Vote them for presidential candidates!!!!
K:Why not meeeeee? I am clearly more awesome.
A: Because I don't want you to be shot and you have no political experience.
K: ...it seems to me that having political experience does not make a candidate more competent. And the cows don't have political experience, either. But I can go for not being shot.
A: Yeah, there are always more cows that can run chic fil a, so if they get shot it doesn't matter.
K: Exactly. Plus, we can at least eat the cows! :)
A: I love you mom!!!
K: You love me...when I make you beef, not turkey tacos :) (SIDE NOTE: this is a reference to my mom making her turkey tacos instead of beef while we were in Mexico. She was not happy with that artistic choice)
A: Yes definitely!!! But I also love you when you give me cookies.
So, this is what I can now do with my daughter even when she's at a friend's house or riding home on the bus. We amuse each other. And I will have you note that she uses proper grammar and spelling whenever she texts. I have taught her well. Haha!
Yeah, I guess this unlimited texting thing is ok in my book.