May 12, 2006

I really am stealing time for this

My daughter has discovered that she can use the phone by herself now if someone reads her the number off the wall. Life is over.

She wished to have a playdate with friend A. She called friend A, I'm told, spoke to the mother, took our home calendar down, and proposed a free date to friend's mother. Mother said she'd call her back. The Girl Child did not wait patiently and at 5 minute intervals proposed calling back. I demurred. So, flushed with the joy of success from her first solo phone venture, she requested a playdate with friend B. I consented and handed her the phone. This time I got to listen and even take part.

Girl Child: Hello, this is Girl Child. I'm calling to arrange a play date with Friend. I'm free on Friday, is that good for her? [pause] Ok, I'll put my father on.

[Now, just so you know, I really like this woman]

Mother: Hi, she did that so nicely but Friday's not going to work, how about next week?

Me: That would be fine. Yeah, I was really pleased with her phone manners, actually.

Mother: How's your wife?

Me: My wife? She's a good wife. No, really. I mean, no, she's a really good wife. Why? What have you heard? What are people saying?


Mother: I meant, I mean, didn't she just have a baby?

Me: Oh yeah. That. Yeah, she's a little whiny but otherwise doing great. Thanks for asking!

See why my daughter wants to cut me out of the play date making process?

I'm going to be such an embarrassment to her when she's older. No question about it.

Posted by Random Penseur at May 12, 2006 09:01 AM | TrackBack


when my girl child was 3 a friend of mine told her she could call her anytime if she ever needed anything. well, girl child took this literally and began waking up at 2 a.m. to call my friend. after four nights of this, my friend told me, "i'm not supposed to tell you, but..." and told me the whole story. of course, it was hilarious, but i had NO idea she knew how to do that on her own. watch out!

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Posted by: femme despoir at May 12, 2006 09:18 AM

I have a little man (4 yrs) in Australia who just worked out that Auntie Mia (in Hong Kong) is on speed dial. We've been having great chats.....

Posted by: Mia at May 12, 2006 06:26 PM

"She's a little whiny. . ."


In the immortal words of Maude:

God'll get you for that, Walter.

LMFAOO You nut!

Posted by: Margi at May 13, 2006 01:56 AM

that is so cute :)

at least she hasn't asked for the car keys! (yet)

Posted by: zya at May 13, 2006 04:30 AM

I was laughing so hard at that one I droppped the phone and nearly fell off my chair retrieving it while chucking.

Posted by: michele at May 16, 2006 12:31 PM
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