My two-and-a-half-year-old niece, Erica, has been wanting to talk to me on the phone lately and it makes me laugh every time. Here's a snippet from our convo today:
E: Hi Aunt Nette! (very loud and enthusiastically)
Me: Hi Erica! (also with enthusiasm) How are you today?
E: I brushed my heh (hair).
Me: You did? I bet it looks pretty!
E: I'm wearing a headband.
Her mom prompts her to tell me that it's a headband like I sometimes wear.
E: It's pink!
Me: That's fun!
Me: Erica, are you ready to say bye-bye?
E: No, I'm not finished.
N: Are you there?
Her mom asks her if she's finished and Erica says no again. Her mom says that if she's not going to talk, she needs to hang up.
E: I'm going to hang up now.
(phone goes dead)
Another time when I was talking to my sister on the phone, Erica was singing, and Jeanette said that Erica would sing me a song after we finished talking. When we finished our conversation, Jeanette handed the phone to Erica:
E: What's your favorite color, Aunt Nette?
Me: Well, it's . . .
E: Pink? OK! (singing) Pink is the color of the rainbow . . .
I guess she didn't want to wait for me to tell her what my favorite color actually is, but that's OK.
I love these phone conversations and hope they continue for a long, long time!!!