As I cruised into the office this morning and took a quick peek at my cell phone, I noticed my husband had left me a text.
“I love you. Have a great day. Where is the bag of quarters?”
It made me chuckle. In our texting world, we of course have the opportunity to send thoughtful little notes throughout the day, but we’re also all business.
“Remember, the laundry needs to be switched over.”
“The dog is in the garage.”
“Soccer practice was cancelled.”
“I’m running late.”
What did couples do before texting? Seriously, it feels like a lifeline and a necessity as we juggle careers, family and a zillion after-school activities.
I almost panic if I get an actual call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. – that means there is something more serious to discuss … something that can’t wait until the evening or be explained in a few pings back and forth.
We definitely need to pull away from our phones and be present – and if we ever start texting each other when we’re in the same house we’re entering therapy – but by and large I view today’s technology as a gift in terms of helping us coordinate and connect on our household.
Oh, and if you’re curious about that bag of quarters, there is a pizza party tonight and I forgot to pull out the hidden stash for video games. Crisis averted.