The Seven Year Old Learns To Text

18 Oct

The seven year loves to text. She texts from her ipod. She is still learning to read and write. (Like her Daddy.) Her best texts always come when she is upstairs and supposed to be sleeping.


Yes, I allow her to fall asleep to the TV. The frowny face is like the Bat Signal to something drastically wrong. In this case the TV was merely on the wrong channel, thus not allowing the ever present Disney Channel to lullaby her to sleep.


She got in trouble and was sent to her room. The modern parent texts her child when the punishment is over. I’m not sure what the double J is suppose to represent, and I’m not sure why I got a frowny face after I said she could come out. I should have gotten multiple happy faces. If this kid is going to make it in this modern age, she better step it up!


My daughter has invented a new emoticon the winky frown.It cracks me up every time I see it. At the end she is asking for her stuffed bear, Duffy. ;(


The master of the winky frown strikes again. ;(


She is very inventive with her emoticons. I like the second to the last one. I call it the Fu Man Chu. :(-


Awwww! What a good kid! No J, thacker you!

23 Responses to “The Seven Year Old Learns To Text”

  1. G October 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM #

    This is so cute! And a little scary, I feel like she’s really clever for 7, but then again look at her dad. Have a great weekend!

  2. RFL October 18, 2013 at 9:33 AM #

    I will be adopting the winky frown and thacker you.

  3. Maddie Cochere October 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM #

    She’s a cutie! The winky frown is awesome. It looks like a tear falling from the corner of an eye. Makes the sad face all the more effective.

  4. Hippie Cahier October 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM #

    I predict the winky frown will go viral. It’s kind of a pout. She’s got her own emoticon language!

  5. Mrs. DeVoss October 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM #

    Just so you know, I get way more of the winky frowns than you do. Sometimes I make her so upset I get them texted to me when she is sitting next to me. It’s crazy. I have actually started texting them back to her, it makes her even more angry. Is that mean?

    • Christopher De Voss October 18, 2013 at 2:36 PM #


      • Mrs. DeVoss October 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM #

        Crap… I upset you too.

      • Christopher De Voss October 18, 2013 at 3:38 PM #

        No, I just need an excuse to use the winky frown.

      • Mrs. DeVoss October 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM #


  6. The Bumble Files October 18, 2013 at 4:35 PM #

    I like the winky frown. That’s my favorite! My kids were texting each other on some game the other day using swear words back and forth. Yay!! I had to laugh at that because they thought they were so clever.

  7. ksbeth October 19, 2013 at 8:26 AM #

    so funny

  8. silkpurseproductions October 19, 2013 at 8:27 PM #

    Too adorable for words. It is cool you have a record of these to look back on when she is thirteen and the emoticons aren’t so sweet.

    • Christopher De Voss October 19, 2013 at 10:50 PM #

      I know. She is number 4 in the chain of children…with an older sister…who loves texting…

  9. 1jaded1 October 19, 2013 at 8:48 PM #

    Kids are so smart. My 5 year old nephew changed my cell phone location to windermere Florida. I live in Chicago. He was like I will pay you 5 dollars to change it back. Kids!

    • Christopher De Voss October 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM #

      Windermere is where the celebrities live. Keep it.

  10. omawarisan October 21, 2013 at 7:17 AM #

    “Your password is go to sleep.” Well done sir, your parenting skills are clearly top notch. Anyone who can’t weave “go to sleep” seamlessly into any sentence should not be allowed to be a parent.

    • Christopher De Voss October 21, 2013 at 7:36 AM #

      That’s my matra for the kids….no matter what time of day it is…

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