Wednesday, August 13, 2008

the phone call


Round One:


The phone rang at 10:45 this morning and one of the kids grabbed it downstairs. A minute later Surfer Dude came up to tell me that someone from work had called and I needed to call them back. So I did. And this is what I heard:


Co-worker: "Wow. It must be nice to sleep until almost 11 in the morning."


RC: "I wasn't asleep. What makes you think I was asleep?"


CW: "Well, that's what your son said. He said you couldn't come to the phone because you were still sleeping."


RC: "I was not sleeping. I was upstairs and they were downstairs and they were too lazy to come up and hand me the phone. I was wide awake."


CW: " Sure you were."


Round Two:


A few hours later, I had just gotten out of the shower and was standing in my bedroom drying off when the phone rang. Gumby came running upstairs and thrust the phone in my wet, Neutragena body oil covered hand.


Gumby (immediately before handing over the phone): "Here she is, Stacey."


RC (hair dripping and greased up phone sliding): "Hi, Stace."


Round Three:


Me, standing in the kitchen and talking to Stacey again later in the day. Enter Sasquatch who says (completely out of left field):


"Oh, by the way My Two Cents (aka Susan, my dear friend in California) called and wanted you to call her back."


RC: "She did? Today?"


SQ: "No. It was a couple of days ago. I just remembered."


And as the sound of Stacey's laughter streamed out of the phone, all I could think was:


"Oh, my god. These are the kids I'm sending out into the world?"

8 comments:

my two cents said...

What shocked me was that he answered your cell phone!! It was Sunday, and I was at....ZUMA. I just wanted you to hear the waves. Sorry we didn't find his cell phone there. I'll call again the next time we are there. I love that SD tells people you are asleep so he doesn't have to go upstairs - classic!

ped crossing said...

My kids just ignore the phone. At least then people can leave a message. Then again they are 4 and 7.

Remember you aren't sending them out into the world just yet.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ah... at least Sasquatch remembered it two days later, not two years later :)

Like your blog, and glad that I came here by chance.

ciara said...

there's a reason i don't let my kids answer the phone LOL but then again, i'll forget to give stinky mail or ph messages til a day or two later LOL but i'm old.

Marti said...

That is so typical about phone messages. I am lucky to get them. However, answering the phone has become Lu's new adventure. He waits until caller ID shows the number and as soon as he doesn't want to answer it b/c it is not one of his friends, he dishes it off to me.

Give me the days when you could not tell who was calling and they had to answer the phone to find out who it is!! (I think I am dating myself)

Akelamalu said...

Kids eh? :(

Kaycie said...

My kids pick up the phone, check the caller ID, and if it isn't for the child in question, they ignore it. Honestly, I don't know what's worse. At least people can leave me a message, I suppose.

Eileen said...

I never, ever get my messages. Sometimes even when I am in the house, the kids are too lazy to come get me! Drives me crazy. I feel your phone pain!