My daughter loves to bend (and ignore) the rules of the house. Last week she went on a school sponsored road trip and took my cell phone because the kids cell phone battery was close to dying. While she was away, she texted a young man. My wife and I don't want her to text because she really is too young to be texting.
Yesterday I was driving home and I got a text message. The message came in at 10:55PM and had the following message:
"(Daughter's name)! Are you still awake?"
I was a bit annoyed that this young boy was texting my daughter at such a late hour. I could ignore it, but that would mean that he would end up doing it again. I wanted him to know that this wasn't my daughter's cell phone, so I sent the following text back five minutes later:
"This is (daughter's name) dad and I am still awake."
I sent it back and no response, which is what I was hoping for.
My daughter went to school today and her friend told her about the incident. I don't think that will happen again. Yeah, I know. I'm a mean Dad. She can get her own cell phone and text to her heart's content when she leaves and goes to college.