Technology and older generations have been at fundamental odds for time immemorial; luckily, modern conveniences like texting and tweeting allow us to capture the struggles of elders with technology in all their glory. It may be frustrating when you’re on your 47th minute of trying to explain how to “drop a pin” to your confused mom, but it all pays off in the end when they text you some pure gold. Here are forty-two hilarious texts that prove we should probably let our moms keep their phones after all:

Thanks to Bored Panda and Why Did I Teach My Mom To Text for some of the photos used in this gallery.

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