dh was explaining to ds2 about Twitter so ds2 mulled it over and said 'does that mean me and x ( dd) can have silent arguments . while in theory sound brilliant but ds2 struggles with spelling , etc so he will be asking to spell all the words he needs to use , dd will name call for not knowing how to spell. then she will ask me to translate the meaning of ds2 grammar and the spellings he has got wrong. . he wont be able to read her messages. so all in all I think the arguments might be the easiest.
Single mum to a mixture of BC and AC all young adults.
I hate twitter fights and facebook fights etc. They're worse than face to face ones because F2F when the argument ends you can move on a bit (until the next one haha!) but with twitter, everytime you log on you only have to scroll down slightly to see all the nasty insults again in black and white....blood pressure rises...restart the argument! These internet arguments become long term feuds very easily!
That said, I agree with jollymummy that you have to leave them to get on with it, hope it teaches your son some better spelling (haha!!)...and maybe you'll get a few laughs out of it yourself
My DD2 now takes to Facebook to argue and it's really quite funny in some ways! Sadly she tells me everything she writes about other people (she can't not spill her business to absolutely everyone) so I'm not spared listening to it either
Just imagine all the badly spelled juvenile insults preserved for posterity via Facebook
I always thought 'friend' was the least reliable term in FB. Altho' the idea of unfriending (a natural consequence of e-slanging match) does rather appeal. It isn't quite the same as non-virtual being sent to Coventry. It's the days when I hear 'I'm not talking to you' followed by a furious rant about why not and a final 'I'm unfriending you' that make me laugh out loud. We live in a continuous web of real and virtual noise and angry silence.
Mum to AS (18) at home and AD (19) staying put in foster care.