17 responses

  1. f8hasit
    October 3, 2009


    That's nice that he texted YOU!
    And I agree with him, thunderstorms are very cool. Most times, at least!

  2. Duchesse
    October 3, 2009

    Isn't it wonderful to see lyricism in one's children!

  3. Maya
    October 3, 2009

    Cheers to your son that he's not scared of lightening (men probably aren't!). I heard that it could zap you while on the phone, and in the shower.

  4. Elle
    October 3, 2009

    I think it's great that ya'll can IM, even for brief moments like that. It really serves to remind you that family is always close to share special moments!

  5. LPC
    October 3, 2009

    I love IMing with my kids. The way it can be a quick and lightweight chat.

  6. Lisa
    October 3, 2009

    My son and I both LOVE thunderstorms, so if either of us is enjoying/enduring one we text each other, jealous of the other's experience. He's a man of few words, so texting works out just fine. (Things weren't so rosy for him when he was at school in Monterey, CA – no thunder and lightning. I was the only one having fun.) He's in Virginia now and there's lots of weather.

  7. Laura
    October 3, 2009

    That line about using fewer words is priceless. You have summed up the essence of parenting- which I failed to learn!

    I laughed till it hurt.


  8. The Broke Socialite
    October 3, 2009

    How amazing. Our boy will be leaving for college next summer (he visited Princeton last summer and it's still in the running…though Amherst is his first choice) and am already panicking about how our lives will change. I now see it doesn't necessarily have to be for the worst.

  9. LPC
    October 3, 2009

    Broke, good luck in the applications process. I am sure you have already found collegeconfidential.com, they were great in the day. Laura, just because I know this principle doesn't mean I always follow it:). Lisa – college in Monterey? Were languages involved?

  10. Lisa
    October 4, 2009

    Yes a language was involved in Monterey: Chinese. Defense Language School.

  11. Jill
    October 4, 2009

    What's really cool is that your 19 year old son was awake during a thunderstorm and thought to IM you!

  12. Jan
    October 4, 2009

    I'm so glad that I'm not the only mother who IMs with her child that is very far away. In fact, the only time I speak to Oldest Son on the phone is when I find myself in Game Stop with The Young One, who is frantically clutching a video game with blood and gore all over the cover, while I ask my oldest, "Will this game rot your brother's brain?"

  13. Little Bow Prep
    October 4, 2009

    Such a beautiful post!

  14. The Mrs.
    October 4, 2009

    Love this. I can imagine Landon at this age and I will have to keep it short and sweet! Hard for me to do!

  15. Maureen@IslandRoar
    October 4, 2009

    I love how technology lets us keep in casual contact with our kids. This must've warmed your heart.

  16. Southern Web Girl
    October 4, 2009

    That's so sweet. I know Californians don't get to experience that as often as those in the South and East. (c:

  17. Buckeroomama
    October 5, 2009

    I have a little something for you…


    …for this post and countless other posts that you write so beautifully.

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