In the Spring I did an interview with the LA Times and the reporter and I were discussing Facebook. She commented that her parents hadn’t joined the Facebook revolution and it sorta saddened her. I shared that sometimes it’s better her way, citing some horror stories of my friends whose parents were very active on their children’s Facebook Wall.
There have been people in my life who have made me laugh. Laugh hard. Laugh constantly. Laugh until I cried. There have also been people in my life who have unintentionally made me laugh because they were clueless or did something that would have sent the sirens of embarrassing on fire had it happened to me. Crazy Things Parents Text by Stephen and Wayne Miltz captures the best of both worlds of these moments caught in text.
Crazy Things Parents Text
Crazy Things Parents Text had me laughing out loud. Some of them had my mouth fall open. I read it while waiting for my kiddos and I loved the “screenshots” of the texts exchanged with parents.
While some of the texts were outrageous, I couldn’t help thinking how fortunate these individuals were to have such fun parents. Many were sarcastic (which is humor I appreciate), others were texts sent by mistake with a naughty innuendo, others were just clueless to the world of technology!
My mom doesn’t text. I’ve tried to teach my dad, but he barely knows how his cell phone works. After reading this book, I feel like I’m missing out on something. Something great.
Authors, Stephen and Wayne Miltz, are the creators of the hilarious Web sensation CrazyThingsParentsText.com, which features the best, all-new, user-submitted texts from the website.
Crazy Things Parents Text also highlights:
The Seven Phases of Textual Maturity: From typing IN ALL CAPS to out-texting your kids
Text Translations: Abbreviations parents use (but shouldn’t) or terms parent texters should know (but don’t)
No Texting in the House: Why text messaging has become the preferred mode of communication between parents and their kids (even if they’re in the same room)
Insexts: Oh no, my parents don’t do THAT! Find out your parents are sexting (and doing other dirty things)
CrazyThingsParentsText.com draws 8 million page views a month and is averaging well over 50,000 unique visitors per day.
One of my favorite texts is on page 239:
Me: “Dad, prepare to disown me.”
Dad: “DID YOU BUY A JUSTIN BEIBER CD?!”
Here are some other great ones:
Me: So my friends decided that I’m going to be called Jwoww from now on.
Mom: Oh, I don’t know her. I only know Snootchie and the Scenario.
From Dad: Let’s do some math! Harry Potter > Voldemort. Voldemort > Cedric Diggory. Cedric Diggory = Edward Cullen. Therefore, Harry Potter > Edward Cullen.
Dad: You know I’m an equal opportunity hater
Me: I know, but you love me :D
Dad: Your mother says I have to
Me: What time are you picking me up?
Dad: Who is this?
Me: Your son.
Dad: How did you get this number?
Me: I programmed your phone, remember?
Dad: How do I delete people?
Me: You owe me $350 for the ipad.
Dad: Ok. You owe me hundreds of thousands for your entire life.
It should be noted that this book is for mature readers…it contains a lot of dirt that I wouldn’t like my child repeating. It’s not raunchy to the point I put it down, but some of it is crass.
Crazy Things Parents Text is a great book that is a quick read and entertains on so many levels.
About the Authors
Wayne Miltz is 30 years old and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He enjoys graphic design and is an Internet geek at heart. In 2007 he invested in Miltz Media. His mornings begin with surfing through his favorite blogs looking for witty posts to humor him. Off the web, he enjoys both tennis and aviation.
Stephen Miltz is 25 years old and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he recently graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in business management. He manages the business and content ends of the website.
*I received a copy of Crazy Things Parents Text in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.
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