Monday, February 4, 2008

The Conversation

Daily, for the last seven years, basically since Thing One could speak, we have been having a variation on the following conversation:

Mommy?
Yes?
(long pause as Thing One stares absently into the middle distance.)
What?
Oh. Nothing.

Perhaps an hour passes:

Mommy?
Yes?
(long pause as Thing One stares...)
What?
Huh? Oh. I forget.

Later in the day:

Mommy?
Yes?
(long pause as Thing One stares...)
What?
Hmmm. Nevermind.
(short pause as I gather my inner resources.)
Are you sure you do not have something you need to talk about?
No. I just like to say your name.

You can imagine how annoyed one might become by this.

Well, today I called my mother and we had this interchange:

Hello?
Hi, Mom.
(long pause)
(I giggle self-consciously)
Um, I don't really have anything to say. I just wanted to say "hi."

:)

12 comments:

Beck said...

Ha! Thing One sounds like The Girl - I figure that she's just so smart that it's hard to focus on minor things like keeping track of conversations and such.

Mimi said...

too cute! made me smile.

eva said...

Hehe, she just likes to say "Mommy" :) how sweet is that!
And no, it`s not annoying exactly for that very reason!
It really is annoying when someones( wink, wink) husband starts a conversation like this and the pause between a start of a sentence and the sentence itself can be ummmm ........ 5 - 10 minutes......... :(

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Too Funny! With my daughter it was always (and still is at 15)....
"I have a question..." Then there is a pause that will last until one of us asks, "What?".

Recy Vintage & Creations said...

That is funny. :) Oh the joys of having kids...

missficklemedia.com said...

This made me laugh!

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jewelstreet said...

lol. I just saw this post. K is 8 and she still does this.

The two best ones are I forgot and Never mind.

eva said...

Hi again!
I have just awarded you with "You make my day" blog award!
Congratulations!!!

Tricia said...

So Sweet! I wish I had a thing to call me Mommy!!

msbelle said...

I laughed!!! You're a good mommy!

AprilDawn said...

lol that is so cute :)

That just filled my soul a little and thank you. My daughter and I have similar conversations and me and my Mum, still, call each other far too often with nothing to say but just the love of a chat.

You are a great Mom :)
xo
April

msbelle said...

I'm passing on the "Make my Day" Award to you! You always make me laugh and think. I just love reading your blog. Details are posted on my blog. :D