Email is a stay at home mother's connection to the world. It's so nice to know that when I get a minute my "friends" are there with funny jokes, news or a good recipe. My mother just doesn't get my enjoyment of the forums and emails. Maybe that's why I try not to come down too hard on texting. I don't get it and I certainly am not required to, but kids texting while driving or walking in traffic has a negative effect on everyone.