After seeing Kaelyn's texts, Twitter was a bit conflicted. Some people simply related to the relationship Kaelyn has with her mother. They've also had to send photos to prove they're telling the truth.
To set the record straight, Kaelyn and her mom talked to Buzzfeed about the texts. Steinkopf said requesting photos like this isn't something she does regularly. Instead, she does it periodically to keep Kaelyn on her toes.
Kaelyn said that, in the past, she had lied about her whereabouts to her mom. "There've been times when I've said I'm at Stevie's when I'm at a bonfire or something," she said. So her mom's photo strategy isn't totally without merit.
And while some people criticized Steinkopf for requesting the photos, she said it was a bit more tongue-in-cheek than people may have realized. "I knew she was where she said she was," Steinkopf said, "but it was more fun to keep her doing different things."
This Twitter user pointed out how parenting may have changed regarding cell phones. In the past, a teen might not even be allowed to have one. But now, having a cell phone is a way to prove that you're telling the truth.
Kaelyn is now out of high school, and will go off to college in the fall. "She's awesome, so I'm not worried about her," Steinkopf said. Whether Kaelyn will still have to send pics to her mom at this time remains to be seen.