Step away from the phone! Hilarious texts from parents reveal auto-correct fails and awkward typos that left their children cringing
Communicating has never been easier thanks to smartphones and messaging apps, but it also makes it easier for parents to send embarrassing texts to their kids.
People have shared the hilarious messages they’ve received from their parents on the American trivia website The Daily Stuff.
Some parents learned the hard way never to trust their phone’s auto-correct feature when one mother told her daughter she’d been ‘fondling’ herself instead of ‘Googling’.
Another didn’t realise her finger was over the camera lens when sending multiple pictures of a landscape, while a dad trying to be helpful texted one of his offspring to let them know they’d left their phone at home.
People have shared the hilarious messages they’ve received from their parents on the American trivia website The Daily Stuff . One mother bemused her child when she sent them gibberish because she didn’t have her glasses on
Let’s abbreviate this conversation! Things went wrong for one mother who was attempting to expand her knowledge
A very enthusiastic mother mistakenly used the poop emoji to represent chocolate chips, because they looked cute
Better luck next time: One mother said she was learning to use hashtags and then proceeded to do it completely wrong, in a very cute text exchange with her son
When one mother said ‘You Only Live Once’ – YOLO – to her son, he replied that it was usually meant to ‘live life to the fullest’ rather than as a warning
Never trust autocorrect! In one cringe-worthy text that no child wants to receive, parents announced they ‘fondled’ themselves rather than ‘googling’
Step away from the phone! When one parents sent a message to their son using weird symbols and letters, they knew they had to come over to help
Not a photo finish! One mother tried to show the beautiful view they happened upon during a holiday, but kept blocking the camera with their finger, much to the dismay of their child
ありがとう, パパ! Nothing like a father to drag you back down to earth with scathing remarks about your love life
Same thing with grandmothers! When a grandchild sent a warm message of thanks to their ‘nana’ she replied with the number ‘7’ in an obvious texting fail
One creative mother made up her own emoji, who she called ‘Bowtie man’ when telling her son to be careful
A misunderstanding between a dad and his daughter about what her mother wanted from him made for a very awkward conversation
While the kid in question might have not found this message from their mother telling them to clean their room funny, other parents will find it a good way to motivate kids to clean their rooms
One mother ruthlessly posed as her child’s ‘imaginary boyfriend’ and told her good morning, but the child was not fooled
One mother had to admit she didn’t know how smiley faces worked when exchange with her kid
On the opposite end of the spectrum, one mother could not stop using emojis when writing to her children
One mother who had just gotten a smartphone for the first time ever struggling to find the space key and had to ask for some help
One dad alerted his child they had forgotten their phone at home by texting them. On their phone
One mother forgot she had brought one of her children with her at the supermarket and had left