I Thought I Texted You Back, But Here is What Actually Happened

Before I became I mom I swore I wouldn’t be “the mom” that lost touch of reality. I would keep up with it all! Friends, family, every party, every gathering, calls, texts…….. oh wait. Hold the phone…..

I hear a baby crying.

Here is what actually happened when you don't receive a text back from that other mom....

Needless to say, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I am guilty of many things and texting people back is probably number one on the list. It’s actually even more embarrassing because my blog is my business and so people will see me on social media and think “Oh, she has time for that but she can’t text me back?!” Friends, I PROMISE YOU that I didn’t purposely ignore anything. Social media is part of my business/work and it’s something that is on my to do list daily. Texts however, they got lost in the black abyss of my iPhone and never recover. 

{I am also ashamed to admit that when I was typing the title of this post, I had to google “What is the past tense of text? Is it text or texted?” They both sound weird to me but in case you were wondering, the proper term is TEXTED πŸ˜‰   You are welcome.}

NOW. Back to the good stuff. 

Here is what actually happened when I tried to text you back (and failed miserably):

It was around 11:30 pm. I think? It’s really all a blur because all the days usually flow together. I remember typing something and maybe I feel asleep? I think I did because when I woke up, my phone was by my feet? I really don’t know but let’s go with it. I fell asleep mid text.

I was almost done with the text when my 3 year old got trampled by our 85 pound German Shepherd who by the way has zero control of how excited he gets when the door bell rings. Then I had to corral a 3 and 1 year old AND the 85 pound Shepherd into the other room while I tried to answer said doorbell. 

It’s all typed in there. I just didn’t hit SEND.

I read it when I hit my home button but never actually went into my text messages to respond because in my mind I did respond. “Do you want to hang out Friday?”   “YES, YES I do!” –> inside my own head

I don’t know what happened. I suck.

It’s gone. My phone. My sanity. It’s all gone. Lost somehow in that heap of toys or clothing or WHATEVER. By the time I find it, I will forget anything and everything I was supposed to do until it’s too late.

“……of course that sounds grea…..” Oh shit. Is that ACTUAL shit on the floor? Does it belong to a human or an animal? I don’t have time for this……

NOW, I want to know….. what actually happened to YOU when YOU didn’t text me back? πŸ˜‰ 


  1. April 13, 2017 / 9:25 am

    My toddler probably actually texted you back because she snatches my phone the INSTANT I set it down. I miss so many things because by the time the ‘lock because we think someone is breaking into your phone’ feature decides to release itself back to me, every notification is long gone. This morning Gmail alone blocked an unknown user 3 times from trying to sign in…wonder who that could be? She’s 16 months old. Sigh. I’ll get back to you in like 13 years.

  2. April 13, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I kid was playing on my phone and therefore just ignored I got a text and never did tell me. So I didn’t see it until way later. And since you asked if I wanted to do dinner at 5:00 and it is now 6:30 I am thinking the invite is void now. LOL

  3. April 14, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Ugh – every. single. day. I read it. I saw it. I was even convinced I hit send. But nope. Nope I did not. Because the kid had to pee and we drop everything when we hear “mama, pee”…or the cat puked. Or we waited to long to go potty and now there’s puke AND pee on the floor. Yup. Daily. Forget the kid and cat, the husband probably forgot to tell me we need Easter treats for Daycare (TOMORROW!)…but has known for over a week. Or I’m at work because we need money for said Daycare and am too busy actually working@ We have all been there.

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