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June 13, 2013


Since we don't live very close to our families, the phone has been a major presence in the girls' lives since a very early age.  I first remember the girls actively talking on the phone when they were about 14 months old, when they said their first word outside of "mama" and "dada".

As soon as they uttered the word, "Baby!" -- Baby B first, followed within about 10 minutes by her sister -- I started dialing.

Phone time over the next couple of years consisted mostly of "performances".  The girls would gladly recite the words to a nursery rhyme, or sing a song, or eventually recount the morning's adventures.

It was only over the last year or so that actual conversations began to happen.

These days, as long as the girls are in the mood [ahem], they can be quite the conversationalists.  During the school year, they talk to Daddy during his lunch break.  And we usually chat it up with GG at least once a day.

A couple of days ago, the girls were very consumed with coloring, first thing in the morning.  Since we'd missed our night-night conversation with GG the day prior, I asked if they wanted to call her.  They were very excited to do so...but they didn't want to put down their crayons.

I couldn't resist snapping this picture of B.

She didn't miss a beat in coloring the pig she asked me to draw for her...she reminded me of a busy executive (in her ice cream cone pajamas) working away while tending to the phone.

I guess it's never too early to learn to multi-task!



Cuz I'm the mama! said...

LOVE this!!!

Barbara Manatee said...

That's talent!! I'm very impressed by the coloring with one hand while the other hand holds the phone and the elbow keeps the paper in place! That's some great skills there!!

I'm ashamed to admit, my kids rarely talk on the phone - for that matter - WE rarely talk on the phone. My parents rarely call and my siblings never do. Most of my phone calls happen after the kids are in bed so I can actually talk/listen to the other person. We have started skyping with my parents but that's even few and far between. Texting and emails seem to have taken over communication here. :-(

Charlene Juliani said...