Tucker and I had our very first phone conversation this week. We have tried before, but it really just resulted in me saying the same thing again and again, and him nodding on the other end. Not hugely successful.
But last night, we actually had a conversation.
The boys were at my parents' house, and I called to tell my mom that I was on my way to get them. Suddenly, and with great urgency, Tucker wanted to talk to me.
Tuck: Hewo? Mommy? How doon day? (How are you doing today?)
Me: Well, hello, Tuck. I'm good. How are you?
T: I'm good! Tumming? Getchoo? (Are you coming to get me?)
M: I am coming. I'm on my way to get you, and I want a big hug.
T: Big Hugs! Hey! Damma's shoes! (Hey, look, there are Grandma's shoes on the floor.)
M: What? (Since I could not see him, I had no idea why we are suddenly talking about shoes.)
T: Pay with box. (I played with blocks tonight.)
M: Oh, you love blocks. What did you build?
T: Okay, bye Mommy! Bye! Bye! Bye, Mommy!
Okay, so it wasn't the most fluid conversation, easily transitioning from topic to topic. But we talked. And I'll help him polish these telephone skills before he is a young professional - and certainly before he wants to talk to a girl on the phone. One that isn't his mom.
But I think I have some time. We're off to a good start. At least he didn't try signing to me over the phone. This is progress.