Saturday, May 2, 2009
Why is it....
Why is it...the minute I get on the phone...my twins decide that they need to whine, cry, and have fits all at once?
Let me start by saying, I am NOT a phone person. I don't really like the phone at all. I use it for necessity only. Email me, text me, just don't call me. So its not like I chit chat all day and ignore my two darlings. Quite the contrary.
Today the phone rings. I barely say hello and my little girl has magically appeared right next to my leg. I swear not 2 seconds ago she was across the room. As I barely get out my second sentence to my caller she starts whining...
"I want a lolliop...moooooommmm"
(I try the wide-eyed stare and shake of the head)
(I give her the quick shh and another stare)
"I waaaaannnnnttttt a lolliiiiii"
(start shaking my head like a lunatic, pointing at the phone)
"I wantttt oooonnnnneeee noooowwwww"
Ok...so now I have to stop my conversation, cover the earpiece, and tell her no again. Since this does not work at all I try a brisk walk to the other room. (she follows) Finally after 2 minutes of trying to outrun my 4 year old the caller realized I have not been listening to anything that they have said...and graciously lets me off the phone.
Now let me say...people always ask me. "Why didn't you call me back?" or "Why didn't you answer the phone?" Especially my dad. This irks me...as they know how impossible it is to talk on the phone. My favorite answer is.."Gosh...I don't know why I didn't answer...considering I stand around the phone all day just waiting for it to ring...I just don't know how I could have possibly missed it." That usually shuts them up ;)
Is it just me...or do kids have a built in phone monitor that triggers a whining, crying response whenever they hear it ring?!