Have you ever noticed that your kids don't have anything to say to you ALL day long until you get on the phone? I can go all evening without being on the phone. My kids have NOTHING to say to me until I get a phone call. They are not small children either. They are 9 and 16. Are they jealous of the phone? I am just supposed to be available to talk to them at all times and never talk to anyone else?
Tonight was a prime example of this. I didn't get or make any phone calls until around 9pm. Keri was on the computer and taking a bath, Melissa was on the computer some and talking on the house phone. Neither one of them wanted anything to do with me until I got on the phone. Then here comes Keri(my 9 year old). She sees that I am on the phone but begins talking anyway. She says something like this, "Mom, have you been playing my Gameboy? I was on this level but when I cut the game on it took me to a different level, and now I have to beat that level to back to where I was". UUmmmm.......and you had to interrupt my phone call to ask me that? When it's your bed time anyway? Is the world going to stop turning over the Gameboy saga? I.Think.Not. Melissa will do it to. She will just walk up to me and start telling me some random story about some person at school or something.
She sees that I am on the phone. Obviously she feels that whoever I am talking to supernaturally felt her presence and shut up immediately after she began talking. Her little story goes something like this. "Mom, something is wrong with my stomach. Today in English class my stomach just started growling really loud. The girl next to me said, Dang girl are you hongry? I think I need to see a doctor".
OK. I was home for THREE HOURS. No one had anything to say to me the entire time. Everyone was off doing their own thing. Until I get on the phone. Then suddenly everyone wants my undivided attention. Or maybe they think that because I have two ears that I am capable of following two conversations AT THE SAME TIME!!! Not that I am irritated by it or anything. I love the challenge of trying to talk to three people at the same time. I love telling the person that I am talking to that they need to repeat the whole paragraph they just said because I was distracted by Gameboy and a growling stomach issue.Yep, that's how I roll.