Partial transcript of a recent conversation:
Kid: I. Love. You. Daddy
Daddy: Tell me about your day!
Kid: It. Was. Good.
Daddy: Why do you put periods between all your words instead of just spaces?
Kid: It"s. The. I. Phone.
A whole lot of nonsense goes back and forth.
Daddy: Oh. Type me a LONG message and give me some time to get work done. Tell Mommy I asked you to do that.
Kid: Do you. Want a. Taco silly. Silly. Goose
Daddy; Sure. Now send me a longer message or stop sending messages, please.
Daddy: No more messages. Tell Mommy I said STOP!!!!! I'll come home soon.
Finally she said something to me that made me think that her father wanted the texts to stop.