While reading one of my favorite parenting books, Ready or Not…There We Go, I laughed out loud as the author added to her wish list a phone booth. It was not until I had toddler twins that I fully understood this comment.
If you are reading this pre-toddler talking phase, please read the next statement carefully. Once you have talking children, your odds of an uninterrupted phone call will be almost the same as your odds of winning the lottery. So, talk it UP! I’m saying call everyone on your phone list and chat away!
I generally dread “important” phone calls. And I’m pretty sure that kids have some secret radar detection for the minute you hit the call button. It never fails when I’m calling to check on a bill that someone falls and begins to sob. And your young child and the adult on the other line don’t generally understand what’s going on. You begin to wave your arms around (creating a new form of sign language), generally causing the crying to increase. An awkward silence will be created and you can sense the annoyance of the adult on the other end of the line. If you are lucky, you will get another mother that gives sympathy when you explain you have four year old twins.
I’m going to guess I’m not the only mom that has experienced the dreaded phone call syndrome. So, I will keep putting a phone booth on my wish list, but pretty sure it won’t magically appear. See in the photo above how beautifully it can be incorporated into your living space!
Thank goodness for the internet and e-mail!
My Top Picks for Parenting Books:
- Five Love Languages of Children
- Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child (twin version)
- Ready or Not…Here We Come **
- Ready or Not…There We Go **
- When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads **
**for my twin mommas