Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I'm A Rocketman

I call home today. I talk to the Lovely Bride for a bit, she tells me what a wonderful person I am and how much I'm missed. She gives the phone to my oldest.

"Hi buddy, how's it going?"

"What do you want?"

"Just called to see how you're all doing while I'm traveling. You studying?"


"Hey, are you willing to give me a hand with something this weekend?"

"That would be great. There's nothing I'd like better than helping you, dad."

"Okay. What else is going on?"

"I didn't even want to talk to you. Mom stuck the phone in my face. Here's my youngest brother."

"Hi kiddo."

[Five minutes of extremely detailed retelling of recess. New show comes on TV. Phone handed to middle brother.]

"Hey guy, it's dad. What's new?"

"Are you still a jerk?"

"Probably. Anything going on?"


"Getting ready to come traveling with me next week?"

"If I have to."

"Have a good night son. I love you."

Dial tone.


Brando said...

If the middle one's been seeing these pictures, I think I understand his reluctance to travel with you.

Righteous Bubba said...

Get a speaker phone and phone them at dinner. There's no escape from that.

Kathleen said...

I think you should force them to sing "We Are the Champions" everytime they get on the phone.

fish said...

No make them sing Cats in the Cradle.

Kathleen said...

make them sing Cats in the Cradle.

LOL! Classic.

Jennifer said...

I was going to opt for the Baby Jane classic, "I've Written a Letter to Daddy"... and make them wear the dress and the banana curls.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

What, no I Want You to Want AG, Fish?


Snag said...

Cats in the Cradle? I'd bawl like a baby.

Must not show weakness.