As we ALL know, boys are notorious for short conversations on the telephone, but young grandsons are especially brief in the telephone communication. I recently received a "Flat Stanley" from Grand #2. As Camille and Meredith both told me, perhaps I over-functioned a tad bit--BUT it's important! I made the requisite pictures around Ruston with Stanley and then instead of just putting them in a envelope with a letter, I made a book. IT WAS CUTE-I PROMISE. Since I had waited until the last minute to finish the project, I Fed Exed it to #2. I finally called his Daddy yesterday to make sure he had received it and he said, "He hasn't called you yet?" DUH--why would I be calling and asking if I had talked with him?
#2 called last night and here is how the conversation went:
Me-Is this a call from Austin
#2-Thanks for the Flat Stanley thing
Me-Did you like it
Me-Did your class like it
Me-Where else did Stanley go?
Me-I thought you said he went to New York City also?
Me-How's football going?
Me-Have you scored anymore TD's (he ran for a touchdown when we were there)
Me-How many more TD's have you scored?
#2-5 or 2
Me-Do you score one in every game?
#2-I don't know
Me-When are you coming to see us?
#2-silence----I can literally feel him slipping away--staring off into space---zoned out
Me-Thank you for calling, I love you
NOW what I didn't tell you is that I had to repeat everything I said at least twice-He would said WHAT? I would repeat and sometimes we did that again. Don't know if he wasn't listening or if I had marbles in my mouth.
LOVE These Conversations. He will make some girl SO happy someday when he calls her! Hope I live long enough to tell his future wife of these LONG talks we enjoyed! SUCH A BOY!!!