Me: i <3 you.
Hubbykins: I "less than three" you, too? Am I too old for text abbreviations to understand them?
Me: Are you being serious? I can't tell. It's a heart on its side. :) ...That colon with a parentheses after it is a "smiley-face".
Hubbykins: I was being serious! I see it now! I love you too. Boy, I can't believe I can't even decipher text coding... and I <3 you too.
Me: Don't sweat it. Text speak is on the way out. People don't need it with iPhones.
But I'll always less than three him, no matter what.