Over the last few days he has started using the chat feature on his DS to text his friends, though. The problem is that they have to be connected, and I'm fairly certain you have to be located pretty closely to do that. He discovered this capability last Tuesday when one of his best friends spent the night with us and brought along his DS. On Saturday night another friend spent the night and we ended up taking him back to his house just to get his DS so they could text. Then last night the first friend spent the night again, and I think they have spent about 4 hours sitting 2 ft apart texting each other. I checked their texts and most of them are pretty silly. One of them was asking the other if they wanted to go to the pantry for snacks, and then when they came back up with the snacks, they kept texting each other to pass them back and forth. Otherwise it's mostly been about what they are watching on TV at the moment, or what they want to watch next (they are using the Roku to watch Amazon Prime videos on TV). With this much texting already, I have a feeling that when they are old enough to have cell phones, they will be texting nonstop!
|Elliott's friend is on the couch just outside of this shot while they text each other.|