It’s Father’s Day weekend, so you’re likely spending more time with Dad than you have all year. But when you’re not around, Dad misses you. He wants to stay in touch. And he wants to understand your generation.
So he texts.
And anyone with a texting dad knows there’s nothing quite like a dad text. Mom may text in full sentences and sign each message with x’s and o’s—and she’s your go-to when you need to get out of a fight—but Dad is wily and weird. He’s gonna text when you least expect, and if he texts something that actually makes sense, you’ll have to roll your eyes and groan.
In the spirit of celebrating our year-round dads, and not just the goofball you get on Father’s Day, here are some all-time classic dad text moves.
1) The unprovoked burn
Don't text random cute monkey pics to your dad pic.twitter.com/MMcb47qWqh— Jill (@jill_edwaards) June 6, 2016
2) Should probably just download Snapchat
quality dad text pic.twitter.com/33XLPUdIy9— Evie (@eviesanidiot) June 6, 2016
3) The joke you walked right into
4) May or may not be trucker code
5) When dictation to Siri goes wrong
6) Come on, Siri
14) Experimenting with emoji
My dAD SENT THE EGGPLANT EMOJI HELP pic.twitter.com/fNaS28ljtR— DIRTY DAN (@danimccl) June 16, 2016
15) His wisdom is endless
22) You sure can
23) Love talking to you, too, Dad
My dad is texting me from across the room and he couldn't be happier pic.twitter.com/KIvbe0Nx0Q— adb (@alexisdburch) June 13, 2016
Happy Father’s Day to all you texting dads out there. Keep those thumbs strong and the jokes corny. Oh, and one more thing: 😂😂😂