I call my kids on Saturdays when I have the time available. This has been a ritual since they were in college away from home.
I called Erik’s home today and left a message asking him to return my call.
This afternoon the phone rang and it was Isaac. He is 11 years old. We talked about his week. He told me about a project he completed for his architecture and design course. He informed me that they had gotten bean bags for the rec room. I indicated that I will be at his soccer game next week.
I then asked to speak to Ari, who is eight. Ari told me about a Netflix series he is watching. I told him I would be at his soccer game next week also. I indicated that I knew his Dad was running an errand and would call me when he got home. Ari said, “My Mom is here.” I said he could give her the phone. He said, “I’ll ask her if she wants to talk to you.” He started to laugh.
Ellen took the phone and I told her what Ari said. She laughed and said, “I did not know I had a choice. I wish he had told me.”
Cuteness prevails in this family.