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Posted 10/9/2012 by perumbula in NSBR Board

oooh, what you said!

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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:38:08 AM
Like: Know a good lawyer? From your high school senior. It was a serious question, but apparently it was for a friend. (She was texting during a break, but I did tell her to put the phone away.)

had any crazy ones lately?


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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:51:01 AM
Haha! Yeah, I'm pretty sure that one would give me a little start.

For me, it's more the texts that I don't receive that worry me. My daughter turned 16 last Thursday and is driving everywhere now. She's really pretty good at remembering my rule of "text me when you get there, text me when you're leaving" but she has forgotten once or twice. I don't freak out, but the worry does creep in and my thoughts can get the better of me.

She won't always have to check in so religiously, but for now, she's going to school, home from school, to dance (30 minutes away) and home from dance, plus various other stops along her way, so with that amount of driving, I like to know that she's getting where she's going safely.


oooh, what you said!

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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:17:43 PM
I know what you mean. Mine isn't driving yet (soon, thank goodness.) but I know I'll be more nervous about her when she is. She spends so much time texting everyone that I am hopeful she'll remember to text me once in a while to tell me she's safe.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:20:14 PM
Its a boy!

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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:45:41 PM
Do you know where my girdle is? Sent to me by my 16 year old son.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:52:40 PM
My DD was bad to forget to text me when she started driving. I finally found a solution.

As she left one day, I said to her, "this is what I am going to wear when I come looking for you if you forget to text me tonight when you get to dance.". I had on raggedy sweats, no bra, a stained tshirt, and my hair was a mess. Suddenly, she had no problem remembering to text on arrival.

Texting before she left was taken care of when I told her that her dad and I were planning to have wild monkey sex and, if she called before she left, we would make sure the house was put back into order. LOL. She ran screaming ( and laughing) from the house, but she hasn't forgotten to call since.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:11:28 PM
"We are on lockdown and there may be a shooter in the building".

From Ds when he was in high school. Turns out there was a student with a gun in his locker. He was turned in and taken into custody.

Hard not to panic and drive to the school and make sure he's okay. But I did the right thing and sat tight until I got the text saying all was ok.

Never heard a thing from the school!


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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:45:04 PM
"You're going to kill me the next time you see me."

Nothing surprises me from my 20 DS, but he had pierced his lip. He has since taken it out though. It only lasted a couple weeks.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:53:08 PM
"I fell unconscious on the side of the road, there is man here who says he will bring me home"

This was from my 16 year old son this summer. He had ridden his bike into to town to hang out with friends and go longboarding. It was a hot summer day and he was active all day long and didn't bring anything to eat, he did bring water. On his way home, literally hundreds of feet from the entrance to the hospital he passed out. Luckily he was walking his bike up a hill and not riding it, he fell onto the grass and his bike fell into the road.
His school nurse found him there and when they couldn't get ahold of us she called an ambulance and had him taken to the ER.(5000.00 and a cat scan later we are told he has heat stroke)!
They couldn't get ahold of us because we were in a gym with our daughter at her gymnastics practice and the service is spotty. So when his text came through (along with about 10 voicemails) it had already been 20 minutes or so since he came to and he tried to contact us.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 3:44:03 PM
Mine wasn't words, just a picture, and that was the problem. It was a picture of my 20yr old son with LOTS of blood streaming down the side of his face from the top of his head. No words, just the picture.

Looking at it, I figured he had been caving (small headlamp on, too, and he is at school in the mountains). And he sent me the picture at night, but it was daylight in the picture. So he was okay, obviously. Still wasn't answering his phone though.

He *had* called my dh, though. He didn't want to go to the hospital and his friends wanted him to, so he called for advice. And my dh told him to go. He ended up with 16 staples in his head.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 3:50:59 PM

Texting before she left was taken care of when I told her that her dad and I were planning to have wild monkey sex and, if she called before she left, we would make sure the house was put back into order. LOL. She ran screaming ( and laughing) from the house, but she hasn't forgotten to call since.

This seriously made me LOL!

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Posted: 10/9/2012 5:50:22 PM
I got one from our youngest who was in the Navy at the time. He had some friends that I though might be trouble and was getting into things that I did not want to hear about or know about. Sometimes you are just better off not knowing.

Late one night a text comes in from him:

Guess where I am?

My heart stops for a minute.

I texted back...in jail?

He texted back, No Mom, LOL, I am in New York.

He had gone there with some friends for Fleet Week.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 8:58:30 PM
Mom, don't worry I am safe. You are going to hear that shots were fired on campus. We are in lock-down. My professor finished class and now we are just hanging out.

This was from my son while attending WKU. They were locked down for hours. I had to tell him what was being said on the news because they didn't know anything. He did get interviewed by a KY journalist he knew. She was glad to have an "insider" even though he didn't really know anything. Never an experience I want to go through again.
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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:05:30 PM
I don't remember what the wording was but it had something to do with frisbees, her boyfriend and the ER.

nothing happened, it was all a hypothetical

My sil was freaking out when I told her about it.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:21:25 PM
From my ds, in college: "I'm at the ER."

I made myself not panic and texted back, to find out that he had taken a roommate to the ER after the roommate was knocked out then had a seizure after a bad fall during a pick up basketball game.

Me: Please add "I took my friend there" to the end of that sentence so I don't worry! Ds laughed.

Same year, may be two months later, text from same ds: I'm at the ER again.

Made my heart stop pounding, then found out that ds had taken a friend to the ER because the friend wiped out snowboarding and dislocated his shoulder and broke collarbone. Ds was just fine, the little twerp.

Same year, maybe two months later: I'm at the ER again.

This time I didn't panic (been there, felt that already, twice). This time he had taken another friend to the ER after a snowboarding wipe out.

Ds told me that the nurses in the ER remembered ds by name. That's a sure sign he has been there too many times!

Fortunately, my ds has only taken friends to the ER, not been hurt himself while away at school. I'm not surprised. He does know CPR (has done CPR and AED on three people, saving their lives), first aid, has had a lot of training in emergency situations, and he keeps his cool. He even took care of a skiier he found while he was snowboarding. The poor guy had missed landing a jump and had a leg badly broken in several places. It was a very slow day and he had been laying there for over 1/2 hour in about 15 degree weather before ds happened to hear him screaming and searched that side of the mountain to see what was going on. Ds took care of him until ski patrol got there (ds carries a backpack with some emergency gear when he boards, so he had an emergency blanket). The poor guy was ski patrol, too, so ds was far more sympathetic than the guy's ski patrol buddies.

Anyway, now I don't freak when my ds texts me those horrible words. Well, not too much.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 10:30:27 PM
I didn't want to get it, but not in a bad way. Just made me catch my breath and get teary.

We have an ongoing group text between myself, my two DDs and niece. Today DD2 sent a very close up pic of Nick Lachey and said "literally ran into Nick Lachey in the gift shop. And we went to Tiffany to look at engagement rings before the game!"

Ahhhhh. So so not ready. I'm pretty sure we were just picking out matching hair bows right?! Her BF is a great kid and we will love to eventually have him as a SIL...I'm just not ready for her to be all grown up.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 10:37:30 PM
I have the only 17 yo child that actually prefers calling to texting (and he has a top of the line android phone which he traded in his iPhone 4 for). I got the call that stops every mother's heart beating momentarily last week..... "before I start this story, really, I'm fine".

Of course he was fine, he'd been the front car in a four car collision and there was barely a tiny scratch in my car that he was driving. Of course after he said he was fine I started asking about my 2012 car... and of course he then said I cared more about the car than him. Drama is his middle name.

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Posted: 10/10/2012 1:30:10 AM
After much to-ing and fro-ing, I finally agreed to let 14yo DD go to an under-18 music festival with a group of friends. When she got there she sent me the following text: "Hey mum, some guy is offering me ecstacy. Do you want some too?"

Luckily she was joking.


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Posted: 10/10/2012 4:13:47 AM
txt received... " hi this is DS's friend we're down the hospital Ds has been hit by a train!". He made a full recovery...

Same son a few years later....

"Mum I've had a car crash.. I think I've broken my leg"

Turned up at the crash site to find 3 fire engines, 4 police cars and two ambulances and a mangled piece of metal, that used to be his car, wrapped around a tree and he was still in it!!
He shattered his thigh bone in 3 places. Luckily he made a full recovery...

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Posted: 10/10/2012 5:46:15 AM
Not a txt but a phone call while I was at work and dd was home from school due to a blizzard:

"mom I just thought you should know, I'm fine, the fire's out and didn't cause too much damage. Gotta go, the fire truck just got here" <<click>>


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Posted: 10/10/2012 8:08:54 AM
Pjynx - now that was hilarious, but only because it was not my dd calling. Sometimes our dc know they should give us important info, but fail to consider how much info is needed to convey the true picture.
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Posted: 10/10/2012 8:15:13 AM
A photo of oldest DS with blood streaming down the side of his face. He then asked if I could come and get him to go to the Dr. It was his first, and last, time ice-skating. 5 stitches in the eyebrow later and all was good. The photos were on FB before I even got to him!



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Posted: 10/10/2012 11:15:00 AM
Not a really serious one, but one I received yesterday said, "There is a bomb threat at the courthouse." To which I replied, "Are you at the courthouse?" To which was replied, "No, but they have the best free coffee in town."

This was from my 18 year old daughter who I knew was supposed to be on campus at the time. Sometimes she really makes me wonder.

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Posted: 10/10/2012 11:16:54 AM
I did one of those once. I was out of town in another state, went cliff jumping and ended up with a mild concussion. I called my mom and prefaced it with "Everyone is fine! We're all fine! Buuuuut I'm at the hospital and I need my insurance information because I left my insurance card at the hotel. Did I mention we were all fine?"


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Posted: 10/10/2012 11:23:35 AM
From 15yo dd. Mom, I got a 57 on my Biology final. (She had a low C and this would have made her fail the class)

No anwer from her for the rest of the day.

Well, when I picked her up it was "I was just kidding I got an 80"


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Posted: 10/10/2012 1:15:34 PM
This one was awhile ago, and it was a phone call, not a text, but soon after my son went 2,000 miles away to college, he called and asked me:

"How can you tell if you've got a concussion?"

Thankfully, he didn't have one, although he had gotten a pretty hard bonk on the head.

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Posted: 10/10/2012 1:27:04 PM
Yesterday I texted dh this question: "Can we do an insurance claim if shrapnel on the freeway hits the car?"

I never got an answer and I don't even think he looked at the car in the garage last night after he got home. It was weird, there was part of a chain link fence on the freeway and a cop had stopped traffic to move it. Fast forward two miles and some of it hit the car! I don't know where it came from! There was no fencing along the freeway or a big truck or another vehicle it could have come from. It was scary as it was coming at us, but thankfully it just hit the bumper. I was afraid it would go up to the windshield.


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Posted: 10/10/2012 1:37:11 PM
"So, her vomit is more important than my Period?"

Text from DD who was living in a dorm and her dorm mate was sick. DD needed to use the restroom because...well you know. I had texted her to "wait her turn."

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Posted: 10/10/2012 1:39:01 PM
Mom, Little Bro fell off the wall and there is bone poking out of his leg!

He had a big nasty cut, but it was a tendon sticking out of his leg, not bone, but it DID look like it was a ragged bone poking out.

they had to cut his leg to get the other end of the tendon to connect them back together, and he has a nasty scar, but luckily it wasn't a compound fracture!

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Posted: 10/11/2012 5:12:11 AM
From ds who was away at college ..."Mom. How do you know if your appendix ruptured?"

After several texts back and forth he went to the campus health center. Turns out he had kidney stones.


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Posted: 10/11/2012 7:32:43 AM
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"Mom, I have been burned. University health center wont take care of me. They want you to take me to the ER.

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