|All we have left are words...|
Even more shocking is the fact that it's not my 18 year old I am having this failure to communicate with. It's one of my daughter's who left home YEARS AGO. The one that claimed to be my "mini me" and that (until now) I have always been "on the same page with". Even today she said to me, "I just don't understand what you are trying to say to me..." or maybe words to that affect.
WHY did she have to get a SAMSUNG when she knows I have an IPHONE?????? She is the one who introduced me to emoji's
and now almost everything I say (in pictures) is lost in translation. It's like we aren't even the same people anymore!!! With this newest upgrade, I have the coolest new faces (and gestures) I want to share with her, but it's all for naught.
SHE DOESN'T GET ME ANYMORE!!!!
|Alcohol-the great translator!|
I just sent her my newest fave - the upside down smiley face. Who doesn't love that? Well, Marissa doesn't, because SHE CAN'T SEE IT! And she blamed it on ME. The mother who remained true to the IPhone that Marissa (yes Marissa) encouraged me to get. And now, we have a year to go on this ill-fated contract that she signed, that will further drive a wedge in our relationship.
I thought about sending her that new hand gesture that came out on our latest update, but that wouldn't be setting a good example. I think you Apple users know which one I am talking about. I guess I will just stick with the praying hands. Apparently, even Samsung carries that one. (YAWN)
Luckily, I am typing this week's blog on my computer rather than my phone. Because I would be emoticoning all OVER THE PLACE!
Don't get me wrong. While our relationship is being tested, we are coping as best we can...with whatever words we can come up with to use in replacement of appropriate emoji's. It's just so hard.
During this trying time, while I don't know everything, this is what I do know. I HEART all things SMILEY FACE (of any type) and many other emoticons too numerous to mention at this time. And just to be clear, we can communicate quite well on one thing - GO ROYALS!!!
Until next time,