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I Don't Accept Texts - Now She Knows

I am honestly proud of Katie.  After receiving her text of "Going somewhere after school with a friend" yesterday, (Post: "You Think Sending A Text Makes This OK?") I arrived at her school at pick-up time with some questions. And, I liked her answers.

Katie doesn't have her own phone (it's been misplaced) so I called the number she texted from and she answered.  I know who the phone belongs to, so no worries there.  Katie sounded happy and told me she and her friend were going to Starbucks.  I then surprised her with the news that I was actually parked and waiting for her and that she needed to come see me.  She wasn't thrilled.

Since this is the first time we've had this situation I didn't want to embarrass her in front of her friend.  I wanted to see if Katie would figure out this was not the way to go about things on her own, which she did.  We went over the text she sent, and I asked if it left any questions for me about what was going on.  She said, "Wow. This isn't very clear is it?  Sorry, I was in a hurry."  That's fine and all but still.  Call me.  Ca-a-a-ll me if you want to go somewhere that's not a normal part of our schedule.  I need to spe-e-e-ak to you about things.  No texting!  

We talked more and I sent her on her way to Starbucks with her friend.  Well, actually I drove them there because it started to rain.  I really need to toughen my girl up to the Pacific Northwest "Liquid Sunshine".

I'm doing my best to lessen the grip on the reigns.  But it's not easy.

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