Technology is getting out of hand. One-on-one communication is not always the norm anymore. What used to be accomplished with a phone call, meeting, or handwritten note is now expedited with mass emails or group texts.
Teachers use group texts for communicating with their classes, students with their study groups, and employers with their employees. Parents also use group texts, staying on top of it all with their children.
I’m in that parent category as well. I group text with the girls almost every day. There are four of them and it’s easier this way. We left Andrew out of this group. I can’t remember why, but I doubt he would respond to our silliness often. He acted upset about it once...
Here are few group texts from the last week. You can tell how serious this conversation is. Of course there is also the teacher child who communicates with her colleagues per group texts! We get one of these a few times a month from Amie.
Today I took a stand against group texting and before we left for church I individually texted all my children, “Happy Easter!”
I should follow up with individual phone calls to them all later this afternoon.