Last week I received a very long text from my friend whose daughter had been in an accident earlier that morning. While her car was totaled, she thankfully, only had minor injuries. She proceeded to tell me all the details of the accident and even sent me a photo of the damaged car. She had traveled to Boulder to be with her daughter and take her for medical treatment. So, she was texting me from the waiting room to fill me in. At the very end of her text she told me she had seen Reese’s Instagram and hoped everything was okay.
My daughter is Reese, so I immediately went to her Instagram. Nothing. Snapchat, nothing. What was my friend talking about? I sent a text back to console her about the accident and further inquire about her daughter’s health, but I also needed to know what was wrong with MY daughter and why did I not know something was wrong? I started stalking my daughter’s friends on social media. Nothing. As I waited to hear back from my friend I texted my daughter to ask if everything was okay and told her what my friend had said.
My daughter replied quickly that she had no idea what I was talking about. Her only concern was if her Instagram had been hacked. Meanwhile, I was wondering if she just didn’t want to tell me what was wrong.
Finally, my friend texted me back and said, “Okay, before I tell you, I want you to know I have been up since 3 am and it’s been a very long day.”
I braced myself. My daughter is very close to my friend and it was entirely possible that she knew something I didn’t.
“I was talking about Reese Witherspoon…”
“It looked like her mom was giving her a pep talk about something and I was just hoping she was okay. I thought maybe you knew what was wrong. Plus, it just looks like messages you would send your girls. Sorry, I wasn’t thinking about YOUR Reese. LOL.”
The funny thing is, for a brief moment while I was searching on Instagram for MY Reese I actually thought, “she wouldn’t be talking about Reese Witherspoon would she? Nah, that’s crazy even for her!”
So, what’s the life lesson? Friends and laughter are good for the soul, but more importantly, friends don’t let friends text while sleep deprived.
Sunshine & Sarcasm,
Lowi & G