For a real laugh, especially if you are a grandma, click on this link and then the pop up that will take you to the page. My friend, Alice Muschany wrote about her three year old grandson commandeering the phone. It is too cute! Her story reminded me of mine.
It was 1975. I was sound asleep on a Saturday morning. My son was two and a half years old, and he had a little cousin named Jill. I heard him jabbering away on the phone. Back then, the phones were attached to the wall and had long spiral cords. He was pacing and babbling. I heard, "Hi Juh blah-blah-blah."
I wondered how he could dial her number correctly. And then I awoke fully and realized, he couldn't.
I took the phone as he cried, "Want talk to Juh."
I asked, "Who is this?" The little boy on the other end said, "Joe."
I asked him to put his mommy on the phone.
"Hi, our boys have been talking for a while. I'm in St. Louis, MO. Where might you be?"
"Uhmm, we're in New York."
We both laughed, and then I immediately dialed the telephone company and asked them to forgive the charges, which they did.
We are in the midst of an almost historic snow storm, expected 10-12 inches and negative zero temps, 20-40 mph wind gusts. More heavy, wet snow Wednesday/Thursday.
In 1982 we received almost two feet of snow and the city shut down completely. They appealed to the public; 4 wheel drive owners were asked to transport hospital personnel and medicine to shut-ins.
My school was closed for two weeks. Obviously, there will be no school tomorrow. Here we go again.
So far I have had one cup of coffee, and one Oreo cookie at 4 a.m. One more cup of coffee and a small square of prepackaged raspberry crumb cake at 6 a.m. At 7 a.m. bacon eggs and English muffin with pink grapefruit for breakfast. I think I'm better off back in bed reading a book. At least I'll get drowsy and nod off. If I'm sleeping I'm not munching.
Where are you, and what is your weather like? At 9:30 we have 6 inches so far and expecting 1-2 inches per hour until mid-afternoon. Now that sounds like a record breaker to me.