So Blitzen has figured out how to facetime from her i-touch. For long time readers, you will know that Blitzen has long had a tremendous amount of angst about the fact that she doesn’t have a cellphone and can’t call the people that she loves. Keep in mind that she can call the people she loves whenever she wants because she is always with an adult that has a phone. The overwhelming desire to reach out and touch someone most often comes at homework time, guinea pig cage cleaning time or shower time — she is not allowed to phone her relatives when she is supposed to be tending to her responsibilities. This has caused many a disagreement – ‘You never let me call my mother! I could call her if I had a phone!’ she will wail. To which we reply, you can call your mother as soon as you sit down and do your homework. And you still couldn’t call if you had your own phone because you still wouldn’t be allowed to use electronics during homework time.
But I digress. This week Blitzen has begun facetiming me, right after school, to inform me of things. ‘Carrie, I have a stomach ache.’ she informed me on Tuesday. I suggested that she ask the babysitter to get her a gingerale. ‘Ok, Carrie. I will. I’ll see you tonight.’ she replied. And then yesterday she facetimed me again and we had a comical and typical Carrie and Blitzen discussion.
Blitzen, ‘Carrie, I am not coming home after.’
Carrie, ‘Yes, I know, you are going to M’s after school, right?’
Blitzen, ‘But I am spending the night.’
Carrie, ‘Yes, I know, sweetie, M’s mom talked to Andrew before she invited you.’
Blitzen, ‘Oh, ok. I just wanted to call you so you would know where I am.’
Carrie, ‘Thank you, honey, I appreciate that. That was a good thing to do. Have a wonderful time.’
Blitzen, ‘Ok, Carrie. I love you.’
Carrie, ‘I love you too.’
Darn that kid is adorable.. And these discussions are always even more hilarious because I am always in a meeting and Blitzen is always so earnest.