According to the folks over at Real Simple who did a survey with their Facebook fans, 57% of you are calling mom on the regular, but the real surprise was that 6% stay in contact with their mothers via e-mail only, and 6% actually waited to get a call first. It was also interesting to see that 3% hardly made any contact at all, however, this crew talked for a long period of time to make up for all that neglect.
My son will call, but his preferred method to reach me is by text because he refuses to use voicemail, the antiquated way of leaving a message. He knows me pretty well, because anyone who leaves a voicemail may get a return call about a week or so later.
I think he's also figured out that it's best for him to reach out and touch most of the time in order to avoid me calling his cell phone at 3am in the morning just to chat. It's a win-win in my opinion.