And the winner is: my sister!
Whenever Aunt C. calls, the kids know I am going to be on the phone for a while. You see, my sister is a talker.
With 7 years between us, we didn’t always have much common ground. When I was into baby dolls, she was in to boys. When I was just starting to get interested in boys, she was married and having her first child.
Now a days?
With hundreds of miles between us, telephones help keep us connected.
We swap stories about what our kids have done lately.
We talk about how men can’t seem to get their dirty clothes in the hamper.
We sneak around behind our parents’ backs… (Shh…. My parents don’t know it yet, but my sister’s family is meeting us in Florida this year!)
When we call each other, “Hi,” is not necessary.
If I start the call with, “Why can’t Hot Wheels fall into an empty toilet instead of one that’s been used?” she doesn’t skip a beat. She’s been there.
If I answer the phone and hear, “I’m sending my son to you,” I know there is a story coming.
My own two little ones keep life interesting.
But my sister?
My sister runs a daycare in her home. She is never out of stories! Daughter slathered her brother in my good lotion? I no sooner tell my sister and she is laughing and telling me about the cake she baked for church that her youngest and the rest of the daycare kids demolished. And then she is going on about what happened the day before that, poop up to the child’s neck… (I admit it, sometimes I call her just to feel better about my own day…)
This week I’m thankful for telephones. And sisters. And the phone calls sisters share.
Leave a comment telling me who you enjoy talking to on the phone most.
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