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11 Parents Who Should Cool It With The Texting

They taught us to walk. The least we can do is teach them to text.

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It's 2016. Pretty much everyone is texting now. But that doesn't mean everyone is texting well.

For example, parents.

1. They don't always get the etiquette right away.

No.
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No.

2. Maybe they text you instead of doing a Google search.

But you take pity and google it for them!
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But you take pity and google it for them!

3. Or they confuse texting you for something else entirely.

Please make your password more secure, Mom!
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Please make your password more secure, Mom!

4. Texting is a whole new venue for dad jokes.

All you wanted was to FaceTime with your dog. :(
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All you wanted was to FaceTime with your dog. :(

5. Seriously. It's a whole new world of dad jokes.

Thanks, Dad.
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Thanks, Dad.

6. Explaining internet jokes can be a whole thing.

Where do you even begin?
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Where do you even begin?

7. Sometimes they need a little handholding when it comes to new apps.

But you don't mind helping, of course.
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But you don't mind helping, of course.

8. Because "sulfies."

*facepalm*
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*facepalm*

9. But then they try new things before you??

Guess our parents will never stop teaching us stuff.
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Guess our parents will never stop teaching us stuff.

10. And eventually they figure it out, and then it's nice for everybody.

Distance is even easier if you can Skype together and send nice things.
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Distance is even easier if you can Skype together and send nice things.

11. Until this happens:

Touché, Dad. Touché.
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Touché, Dad. Touché.

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