These ‘Texts From My Teen’ Are Even Funnier Than ‘Texts From Mom’

by Colleen Barrett
Oct 30, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET

When it comes to texting, parents have long been the internet’s punching bag. But ask any parent with a phone-owning teen to name the worst texter they know, and they'll likely introduce you to their teenager — their very lost, very confused, very grammatically challenged teenager.

These are not just word-shortening, emoji-using teens whose texts can be explained with a generation gap. No. These teens are asking about pets that don’t exist — and they are unable to escape the wrath of autocorrect. We spoke to some of our mom pals and and asked them to share the most exasperating texts they've received from their teens recently. Read 'em and weep-laugh, ahead.

If nothing else, each one of these hilarious interactions proves teens can text just as bad — if not worse — than their dear old folks.

1 /6: The mystery cat

The Funniest "Texts from My Teen" — Mystery cat

1/6 :The mystery cat

It could be for anything.

2 /6: Gotta love mom jokes

The Funniest "Texts from My Teen" - mom jokes

2/6 :Gotta love mom jokes

Mom jokes are rarely appreciated, but who needs appreciation when you can embarrass your teen?

3 /6: Sounds suspect

The Funniest "Texts from My Teen" - suspiciously nice

3/6 :Sounds suspect

Flowers? Heart with a bow? "Mommy"? This mom is suspicious.


4 /6: The blind leading the blind

The Funniest "Texts from My Teen" - the blind leading the blind

4/6 :The blind leading the blind

Who reads texts? Not this teen.

5 /6: Classic autocorrect fail

The Funniest "Texts from My Teen" - Autocorrect fail

5/6 :Classic autocorrect fail

Just hanging out in jail tonight, Mom.

6 /6: The antisocial teen

The Funniest "Texts from My Teen" - even from two feet away

6/6 :The antisocial teen

It's good to know your teen can text you from anywhere — even two feet away.