Saturday, October 13, 2007

My Daughter’s First Phone Message

Thaïs took her first phone message today.
As it turned out, we had quite a few jobs to do in town this morning and we knew it would be pretty tiring for Thaïs, more so in this heat. So to spare her the discomfort, we decided to make two trips into town. The first trip Mario would make on his own, and complete all the jobs that he didn’t require my help for. That way, the second trip would be a lot more tolerable for Thaïs.
To save time, we also decided that Mario would call me as soon as he finished to let me know he was on his way back home to pick us up. That way I could start dressing up the little one, so we could all leave as soon as he got back.
Anyway, Mario called about an hour or so after he left. As luck would have it, I was at the front door talking to a salesman. Thaïs saw that I was busy, so she took it upon herself to answer the phone. This, by the way, is the first time she’s ever done that. A little while later she came out and said, “That was Daddy on the phone.”
As I was still preoccupied with the salesman, I said absent-mindedly, “Really? What did he say?” Asking her that was the biggest mistake I could have made. I knew why he had called. Without hesitation Thaïs replied, “Daddy said to put on your clothes!”
I wish I had my camera with me at that moment. I would have loved to have recorded the look on the salesman’s face when she said that!

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