come to think of it, that’s a great idea

I was interviewed a few weeks ago for an AP story. The reporter emailed me and asked me for stories about all the times I’d used email or text messaging to communicate with my husband without the kids knowing what we were saying. Kind of like our parents used to spell, or use Pig Latin.


“Well, I’ve never done that,” I replied honestly. “But my God, I’ll start doing it now.”


Seriously, is that not a genius idea? There is one drawback, which is that I’m trying very hard to put the iPhone away whenever my kids are around. I don’t want them to think all adults dicker with a tiny screen 24/7- and as glued as my husband is to his BlackBerry (and I to my iPhone), I think that’s the impression my kids get.


So if I text my husband on the phone about the kids so they won’t hear me, I also don’t want them to see me doing it. This is getting more complicated then I thought. 


Anyway, I was able to contribute a story about emailing my husband in the car so the baby wouldn’t wake up.  Here’s the article: Parents using text, IM, email to avoid kid ears.  And I’m curious: have you ever done this? If not, are you tempted to give it a try now?