35 of the most absurd texts people have gotten from their parents

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Parents have a tendency to embarrass us, and one place they really shine is in text messages.

From corny jokes to just completely misreading everything, texting with parents can be both an annoyance and a total joy. And luckily there's an Instagram account that takes submissions of the best (worst) texts from parents.

The Instagram was started by Elan Gale, the "Bachelor" producer who also runs the "Texts from your ex" and "Tinder Nightmares" accounts. While we can't confirm that 100% of these are real, they certainly capture something about how silly parents can be.

If you have your own great examples, you can submit them here.

But without further ado, here are 35 of the most absurd texts people have gotten from their parents:

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Please call, it's urgent.

Please call, it's urgent.

Word.

Word.

That face thing.

That face thing.

It's the phone's fault really.

It's the phone's fault really.

????

????

Yes, I know, but I don't want to walk over.

Yes, I know, but I don't want to walk over.

Code word: Taco Bell.

Code word: Taco Bell.

She's taken a hostage.

She's taken a hostage.

She just misses you!

She just misses you!

The definition of a "dad joke."

The definition of a "dad joke."

Thanks for your cooperation.

Thanks for your cooperation.

As efficient as possible.

As efficient as possible.

Just being honest.

Just being honest.

Called out.

Called out.

But, why?

But, why?

Very considerate.

Very considerate.

Grammar might get lost in translation.

Grammar might get lost in translation.

Caught.

Caught.

Not to scare you but…

Not to scare you but…

So much set-up for that joke.

So much set-up for that joke.

The important questions.

The important questions.

The perils of shared accounts.

The perils of shared accounts.

Not sure that is biologically accurate.

Not sure that is biologically accurate.

Context, please.

Context, please.

Prove it.

Prove it.

Ice cold.

Ice cold.

You should have responded.

You should have responded.

Big, big loser.

Big, big loser.

Just one of those Drake days.

Just one of those Drake days.

Yes, that is the name I was looking for.

Yes, that is the name I was looking for.

Well, I mean, define "eat."

Well, I mean, define "eat."

Certainly not on purpose.

Certainly not on purpose.

Memories.

Memories.

We're going to need a tad more explanation here.

We're going to need a tad more explanation here.

This is actually really cute.

This is actually really cute.
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