How a 6-year-old talks on the phone
me: Hi Baby! How was your day??
Jack: Hi Mom! It was good…you know…we did a lot today like going to the beach and then going for lunch to the same place we went to dinner last night.
me: The place that made you throw up?
Jack: Oh, no the other place that we went to with you that had the steep beach. We saw seals in the water and then we went to Mayo beach for awhile again.
me: (talking at the same time as Jack) Did you skateboard?
Jack: How am I supposed to talk if you keep ignoring me?
me: Not ignoring, we just spoke at the same time Jack. It’s okay. Did you skateboard?
Jack: No not yet, it was too hot when we went there. We’re in front of the ice cream place now and we’re going into town to try and find something for me to eat.
me: It’s a little late no?
Jack: It’s only 6:56! Plenty of time!
me: Oh, sorry. Well have fun! I miss you so much!
Jack: Ummmm, love you and miss you and hope you have a good night and…
me: (blowing a kiss) Give me a kiss back.
Jack: And love you and miss you and I’ll see you in a day and a half…
me: How about a kiss?
Jack: (smooches the air)
me: How about you get in the car and come home right now…?
Jack: Wellll, it would be very late by then…
me: I’m only kidding. Why don’t you go skate right now?
Jack: Nahh, I’m getting food now. Soooo, love you and miss you and see you soon!
me: Okay sweetie, you’ve got the lines down, don’t you?
me: Your goodbye line. It’s cute.
Jack: Okay see you. Love you!
And now I get to fill another night without Jack. Sheesh. You don’t realize how much you miss the chaos until it’s completely gone. I could use a little shouting or spilling or tripping over a pile of toys right now.