Monday, November 24, 2008

I Don't Heart Text Messaging

Saturday night my husband met some buddies at a sports bar & grill to watch, and I quote, "the best college football game of the season" between Texas Tech & Oklahoma. Earlier that day my son and I had gone to the mall and he bought a shirt that he needed to exchange for size. So, as I sat in the car waiting for Aaron to return I decided to mess with my husband a little and distract him from the best college football game of the season.

So, I text him to his cell phone this little message:

I love you babe. The only thing I'm wearing is lotion. Hurry home.

I smiled at the thought of my guy receiving this as I pushed the SEND button when suddenly my smiley face turned to panic as I tried hitting the cancel button.

I had accidentally sent this to my 14 year old Aaron.

Even though my phone said: canceled by user I wasn't sure if I had been quick enough.

I couldn't lean close enough to my window as I spotted Aaron coming out of the store looking at his phone.
I should've just driven off and text him to call a cab, but I stayed put.
He got in the car and nothing was said.
I finally said, "Aaron, did you receive a text message from me?"

Without looking at me he said, "Yes. It was creepy."


What's your "most embarrassing moment"?


Letters From Midlife said...

Thank you for a good laugh for the day. Bless your heart Lelia! lol

Amy said...

LOL!:) And bless your heart. That is reason number 546 why I should never use text messaging.;)

As the mother of two teenage boys, I have several "embarrassing moments." But one in particular was really embarrassing to me and my youngest son.

I was given a bag of clothes from a lady...and there was this one dress in the bag that I loved. had buttons all the way up...and I was wearing it..and in the kitchen doing something, when my son came in to ask me a question.

I looked up at him only to see him turning his head away from me and making this face...this face that was similar to the face that a vampire makes when he is being exposed to sunlight or a crucifix. Anyway, I looked at him and said, "What is your problem?" To which he replied, "Your buttons have all popped open!....I'm going to need therapy!"


Needless to say...I stopped wearing the dress. And I have prayed that he doesn't wind up on Oprah one day talking about how traumatized he was the day his mother had "her girls" popped out in the kitchen.;)

Mel said...

I can so relate to this, i don't heart text messaging either for many reasons, this would be just one of my nightmares about this piece of technology... thanks for the Monday chuckle.

I have 1 gazillion embarrasing moments, which is why on my list about turning 40, i listed i have learned that i need to laugh at myself at least once a day!!!

Kelly said...

Oh my Leila! That's a good one!
I have so many embarrassing I remember vividly was getting my skirt caught in my pantyhose showing part of my behind!(this was in the early 1980's when I was in my 20's) after coming out of the restroom at work. I was a receptionist then and had to go upstairs and there was a whole lobby full of people who watched me walk up the stairs like that, and when I got to the top, two of my female co-workers saw and started laughing so hard..I didn't realize until they turned me around..then I was mortified! And I had to go back downstairs on top it!

Darlene said...

I am laughing out loud. That is sooooo funny.

not right. but, very funny!!

haha. you poor thing!!!!!!

Wanda said...

Oh the joy! I have some text embarrassment too.
Except....mine comes in the form of hubby sending me some flirty talk and one of my teens opening up the message because I was busy at the time. EeeeeK!
Not the best way to hear your parents communicating!

So......we blush and move on!

Great story!

Paula said...

Oh Lelia, that is too funny. Poor Aaron, let alone poor you! I've had some embarrassing moments, but one that I can recall that is similar to yours is sending my sweetie an email, and inserting a comment that only he and I should read, only to see that on clicking send I'd accidentally picked up another friend in the address line, so it was sent to him too. Luckily I work with the friend and we have a close enough relationship where I was able to go and talk to him, and stand there over his computer while I watched him delete it, hehe. Keep the smiles coming Lelia, you are a blessing. Love ya, Paula :-) xo

Giving Thanks said...

** That is just hilarious!

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StitchinByTheLake said...

Absolutely hilarious! Thanks for my laugh of the day Lelia. blessings, marlene

Lisa said...

Ok, Lelia. That is TOOO funny! Any embarrassing moment I might share would never come close to that one. You win, girl! :)

Don't worry -- Aaron will recover eventually. You? Probably never. But man, does that make for a good story at some point.

Love ya!
Lisa :)

nothingcanseparateme said...

oooohhhh my goodness!!! Well....he has to feel some comfort in knowing that his parents still love each other in a fun, flirty way!?!?!?

I don't heart texting either--way to much work--might as well call the person and talk to them!

bekah said...

Hi I found your blog thru Lysa TerKeurst's blog. I think this is hilarious. I don't have a teenager yet, but I am always afraid this will happen to someone in my contact list!!

He will be fine. He should be happy his parents still love each other enough to flirt!!


Paula (SweetPea) said...

Oh, Lelia. That is too funny. Yet, in my analytical mind, if you'll bear with me ONE moment to disect this...You know on the positive side, this is a good example of his mom and dad having affection for each other.

Okay, at first I was going to say I can't recall an embarrassing moment but while I was waiting for the comment page to pop up, I recalled one.

I was in one of my counseling sessions this past summer. I go after work so I had on work clothes, dress pants and shirt. The pants were a thin material and a light color...kind of light a off white...really really like tan. Hard to describe. I don't remember what the session was entailing but I do remember being warm. Unusual as I'm cold even in the summer. I could tell that my legs were sweating. I tend to sweat between my legs (I guess where the fat rubs-haha). I got up to leave and exit the door. I was facing the exit door which would've made my counselor facing my side. I noticed she kind of glanced at my back side. I first thought maybe my butt looked big in the pants or she thought my pants were too tight. I drove home (10 minutes) and I change as soon as I get home. As I take off my pants I notice my pants are soaked in the croch, on the side and the top back. I was horrified to find out that my croch was so wet and no disquising it in the light-colored pants. I knew then what my counselor was looking at. The thing is, that when I exited her office I recalled there were two people sitting in the chairs waiting. They were facing me. I didn't have anything with me to hide it even IF I knew what was occuring. Okay. That's not the climax. The next week at my session. I told my counselor that I realized not until I got home about the severity of my pants. She said that is why she took a double take at my backside because the top of my pants on the back were wet. Get this: the male client who was waiting said to my counselor "what did you do to her?" Yes, he noticed the pants. The thing is, I'm not kicking when I say the wetness was right in my croch (is croch a bad word) so it had to look like I PEED my pants. I'm guessing she blew it off or explained I must've been hot. That week I shared this with my small Bible study group. Oh boy, did they love it or what. They got a huge laugh out of it.

I'm behind on reading. I need to go read about your giveaway and being in my neck of the woods...KY.
Love ya,

Naomi said...

Too too funny, Lelia! I love how cool he was about it. I'm glad you weren't so embarrassed that you would keep it from us... true to form, you're keeping it real... behind those eye, and in them gadgets!!!

Naomi said...

I know you don't have full access to a computer (wish I could fix that for you...), but just wondering if you have 'marked' my post!!!;)...:)

Julie said...

At least your son knows you and your husband still have "spark".... : )

Loved this!


Darlene said...

This is sooo funny! I laughed out loud! Thanks for the laugh...I really needed it!

Have a great week!

LynnSC said...

Oh girl... too funny. I love it. I am not a huge fan of texting myself. My children say that I am way to slow.

For me... this may not make any sense to anyone but an xray tech... but I brought a male patient back the other night for an xray of his chest (he would be standing up for this)... he headed towards the xray table... to which I announced,

"come on over here, we aren't even gonna get on the bed... we're gonna do it standing up".

It was extremely hard to finish his xrays... without looking at him. I tried to play it off like it didn't sound suggestive... but I could barely contain myself.

What would we do without the funny things in life??

AnooCre8ion said...

Now that is really funny Lelia. My cheeks are way up in the air. I don't have any really embarassing moments I can think of at the moment, but I am always imagining one when one of my kids use my phone and hear how my husband answers when he thinks it's me on the other line calling him. I just hope it never actually happens :)

that was a great laugh though, thank you.

BTW feel free to link up to the devotional What If..... My heart's desire is for God to use whatever he put on my heart to bless others. I am truly humbled.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I have absolutely no idea how to text message, much less receive one. Your secret would be totally safe with me! Yes, a little creepy...poor boy. He'll need some therapy after this one.


Leebird said...

That is flippin hilarious! :)

I have an extremely embarrassing moment, but there is no way in God's green earth I would share it on this blog. If I work up the guts, I'll email you. ;)

HisPrincess said...

You are just so priceless! That is beautiful! ROfLOL!!!!

Tami Boesiger said...

How funny!!

As my kids would say WTMI--WAAAAAY too much information!

Walking on High Hills said...

TOOOOO Funny, I can only imagine Aaron's face!

I was so proud of you when I first read it, then my heart dropped as I continued to read!

Good to hear from you and I finally got your blog right on mine.

Anonymous said...

Love this post.... I look forward to your writings everyday. Now my most embarassing moment was a few years back. I was taking a shower, forgot my towel, thinking no one was in the house. I ran buck naked (in hallway to get a town) Not a pretty site, and there was my younger brother standing.... Probally like a deer caught in headlights...... Poor thing. This happened about 15 years ago and to this day I never have mentioned it.... But boy did I feel uncomfortable to say the least..... Can you imagen seeing your sister naked and I was kinda volupous at the time.. HA HA.. Now I can laugh...........have a blessed day, kathy

Laurie Ann said...

Oh, Leila! You have so got to use this as a Friday Funny on Kim's blog at Homesteader's Heart! I am crying from laughing so hard (love ya!) This was a hoot! Poor Aaron. Creepy, indeed!

I'll play: I have two most embarrassing moments.

1st one: Shortly after Steve and I got married, I came down with the flu. I felt so bad that I left the office and went downstairs to his (we met at work) and asked him to meet me in the hall with the keys. I told him that I thought I might have the flu. He felt my forehead and stepped back and just as he said, "Yes, honey, you sure were hot in bed last night!" a man we worked with rounded the corner. 17 years later I still cannot make eye contact with this man.

2nd one: I was on my way to the drug store when I realized I needed to stop for gas. When I went in to pay, I noticed that they had what I needed at the gas station, thus I wouldn't have to go on to the drug store. I plopped the Immodium up on the counter and the clerk said, "Is that all?" I said, "No, I got gas, too." He giggled, I changed service stations!

You are *so* not alone!

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

This is too too funny!! I know I have some of these but I am at a blank right now to share. Darn.

Have a blessed holiday! I am thankful for you!!

In His Graces~Pamela

Darlene said...

Hi friend! I have a bloggy award for you!

Susan said...

Oh my, I needed this good laugh!!

That is sooooooooooooooo FUNNY!! Now, did you go ahead an forward it to your hubby, and did he come running home?

We'll all pitch in for your son's therapy session!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Lelia, I'm giving thanks for you♥

Tammy said...

You made me smile...too funny!

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless

Amy L Brooke said...

Just stopped by to say "Happy Thanksgiving." I hope you are able to spend it was Alyssa. Give Amiyah a tickle for me. Blessings.

marilyn4him said...

Thanks for the laugh! I don't have text messaging...maybe that is a good thing. I can't think of any embarrassing moment of my own that compares. I am sure if I though hard enough I could. I have 3 sons 21, 19, and 16.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Well, I didn't get a chance to visit your blog last night... but boy oh boy... did I get a good hard giggle this morning!
DANG GIRL...........................!
I don't know WHAT is funnier. The fact that you sent that accidentally to your son, or your son saying "IT WAS CRRRREEPY!"
REAL LIFE is just hysterical!
;) DIDYA catch that?... REAL life!!
I'm so happy I know you Lelia Chealey!
Have a great day!
Love Lea

Vern ~ Inspired said...

HA, HA , HA!!!


I was like OH NO!!

Rhonda said...

Oh my goodness!!! That was laugh-out-loud funny!

Jenny said...

That cracked me up!! HUGE!

I was sending text messages to our youth group, just a Bible verse first thing in the morning and last thing at night, no name just a verse.

Several days went by and I get a text that says who are you?

I figured it was one of the kids being goofy, so I wrote back well who are you texting?

Then they call and it is a guy I work with a little, the head of marketing. He is Catholic, and did not want a Bible verse twice a day.

I was motified!

Annie said...

My husband accidentally txted the men's minister of our church a naughty little txt about what he was going to do to me when he got home from his trip. Luckily they are very good friends and laughed about it.

Chris & Brenda said...

Somehow we just came across this entry today - we both laughed until we cried. You really brightened our day!

Shanda said...

That is hilarious!! I bet it will come to memory later in his life when he is the parent & his wife is pursuing him! ;) (then he'll appreciate it & not think it was creepy!)

Rachel said...

How hilarious! I mean, in hindsight, right?

I'm with Shanda... Aaron might realize someday that he's happy to have parents who are still mad about eachother :)

Thank you so much for joining in. Glad to "meet" you (found you from your comment on Shanda's blog) and I'm now a follower :)

Mr. Daddy said...

As you know Rach is hearing impaired, and texting is our mode of communication.. I have caught myself just before I hit send after writing a naughty intent to her, almost sent it to the wrong person....

Paige said...

That was awesome! I'm always afraid something like that is going to happen to me. Thanks for making us laugh tonight. I was trying to read it to my husband, but was laughing so hard, it took me a few tries.