Texts From Son

by Marinka on August 9, 2012

Young Ladrinka is at the dacha this week, living the life with Mama and Papa, and sending me texts on an as-needed basis.

Yesterday, the need was acute:


On the one hand I am super proud that he doesn’t know what a Kardashian is, on the other hand, I voice my disapproval of those motherfucking words. This is what Perfect Parenting ™ looks like. You should probably be taking notes.




As you can see, it’s important to stay strong. And draw the line. Even if it’s in the sand. This Parenting by Text ™ (pending) is awesome. And relaxing, if done from a spa.

Sometimes it hits a snag, though. Again, observe how strong I’m staying. Strong as bull.

But also know when to compromise. (Hint: when it’s time for your manicure and you can’t text anymore.) Also, it’s hard to type yep on the phone, apparently.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Mandy_Fish August 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

My god they don’t change at all do they? These negotiation tactics are identical to my two-year-old daughter.


August 9, 2012 at 10:37 am

Oh I love this. I love parenting in 2012. Just think of the smoke signals that we had to send our parents when we were at KMart buying our 45s.


tracey August 9, 2012 at 10:43 am

This is so awesome. And I love his persistence! Such a strong child. You must be proud.


August 9, 2012 at 11:21 am

I’m impressed not only that he doesn’t know what a Kardashian is, but also that he asks before getting songs.


dar August 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

I am going to manicure myself. I needed the hint.


Shauna Glenn August 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

This is total greatness.

Yetp. Total greatness.


Debi (@TruthfulMommy)
August 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Well, my girls are too young for phones and texting yet BUT I would imagine young Ladrinka’s “yerp” and relentless “Why” is no comparison to my girls and their whining and begging in person. At least your ears are not bleeding. Lucky lady!LOL


Mexmom August 9, 2012 at 5:28 pm

So how many songs did he end up getting?
Was the negotiation as good as this one?


the mama bird diaries
August 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Why didn’t I think to trademark perfect parenting?
I am so glad my kids don’t have phones yet.


August 10, 2012 at 7:12 am

This will continue until he learns about Bitorrent. Then he’ll pirate whole albums full of N and F


Steph August 10, 2012 at 11:05 am

Thank you for the laugh! (I needed it after searching fruitlessly for my daughter’s invisalign trays.)


Lisa Rae @ smacksy August 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

I am so proud to know a perfect parent. You have so much to teach.


Lady Jennie August 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

See if he’ll settle for one of those teeny bop remixes where they change the words “have some really great sex” to “send some really great texts.”

That’s what we do. And cringe.


August 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

LOL. I really hope more texts from Young Ladrinka are coming especially because your Parenting By Text is my new go to parenting method. Luckily my kids don’t text yet!


Deborah J August 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Ok, I’m still trying to figure out what n is.
I think I’ve got f, sh and b…I may lead a sheltered life.


anna August 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm

omg my kids are never getting i-things to send me texts from one i-thing about wanting something to play on their other i-thing. the teenage years are going to i-kill me.


August 11, 2012 at 7:06 pm

He’s a smart one. Perfect Persistence.


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