Older people and technology have a love-hate relationship. When they discover texting, it’s a whole new world for them—and you.

Sure, it’s easier to catch up with mom and dad anytime without a lengthy phone call, which usually entails stories you don’t know or haven’t seen in a few decades, and it also means they can get hold of you anytime they like about any reason.

You can’t help but laugh as they try to navigate the digital waters, and do everything from sending the wrong email at the wrong time to using too many emojis.

Check out these 11 laugh-out-loud texts from moms, dads, and grandparents who did their best, and we love them for it!

1. What kind of mood is that, anyway?

Do you ever feel like you want to chuck it all?

Photo credit: Reddit

2. Your mother should know.

TMI, mom!

Photo credit: Reddit

3. Aww, grandma!

Hands down, the sweetest text on this list.

Photo credit: Reddit

4. As long as you’re careful, dear.

She loves you no matter what you’re doing.

Photo credit: Reddit

5. A dad joke in reverse.

So, do you have your phone or not?

Photo credit: Reddit

6. He gets the nuances of texting.

You’ve come far, dad.

Photo credit: Reddit

7. It’s a different world.

You can’t argue with that.

Photo credit: Reddit

8. Grandmas rule.

Appreciate them while they’re around.

Photo credit: Reddit

9. That’s not funny, son.

Okay, maybe a little.

Photo credit: Reddit

10. Well, it won’t!

Start running.

Photo credit: Reddit

11. He’s in big, big trouble.

But there’s no reason not to be polite.

Photo credit: Reddit

Let’s hope that older people never fully embrace the art of texting and keep the hilarity going.

Have you ever received funny texts from your parents or grandparents? Let us know in the comments below!