A Phone Call

Let me give you a little background information on Olivia and the phone: She no likey. I don’t know if it’s because she doesn’t “get it” that the other person is calling to talk but not really there or what, but she usually freaks out at talking on the phone. If she decides to do it, you can’t understand her very well and the conversation only lasts a second.

The phone rang yesterday afternoon. I saw on the caller id that it was one of the boys in Gabe and Olivia’s grade at school. He often calls to talk to Gabe or to see if he can play.

I picked it up and said Hello and expected to hand the phone over to Gabe.

But he surprised me by asking for Olivia.

I stuttered “Wh-wh-wh-what?”

“Can I talk to Olivia?”

I guess. She’s not very good at talking on the phone but we can try.

“Ok. Thanks!”

I put the speakerphone on (like I usually do when she’s attempting to talk on the phone) so I can translate and, of course, so I can hear the conversation.

“Hi Olivia.”

Olivia: “HI N! How are you?” (Hand to God she is talking like she talks to boys on the phone every day of her life. With a huge smile on her face. Clear as day. No translation needed.)

I’m good. (Seriously, kid, you’ve got to get better skills. Ask how she is!)

Olivia: “Whatcha doin?” (Is she really initiating conversation with a boy on the phone?????? And fluttering her eyelashes…with a grin on her face?)

“Nothing really. What are you doing?” (Atta boy. Reciprocate!)

Olivia: “Watching Mickey Mouse.”

Silence.

Olivia: “Thanks for calling me, N. See you later.” (Way to know when to fold ’em, kiddo!)

“Bye Olivia! See you at school!”

Are you kidding me???? A BOY CALLED MY DAUGHTER!!! I think it’s sweet and yet at the same time I am absolutely panicked. Don’t they know she’s completely off limits??? Even Gabe was all “Who’s calling my sister? Why? They aren’t supposed to call my sister!” And it wasn’t because she has special needs.

It was because she was a pre-teen, beautiful, precious girl and a boy was calling her just to talk.

And who does she think she is going all awesome-at-talking-on-the-phone on me when she’s never done that before? All because it was a cute boy?

I’m in serious trouble.

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17 responses to “A Phone Call

  1. I LOVE it!!! Sorry mom but your little girl is growning up : ) And can I just say that I love that little boy, of course he would be calling Olivia….have you seen her? She is gorgeous!!

  2. This is awesome and I am glad you got to witness it.

  3. Too dog-gone cute! Amazing what these kids can do when they are motivated by a crush instead of parents! She is lucky to have brothers to look our for her :o)

  4. What a cute story! I love how she just took control of the conversation!

  5. lol…..fabulous! look at olivia rockin’ the phone convo πŸ™‚

  6. Watch out Mom. Next thing you know she’ll be going “out” on group outings with boys. Yikes–something you probably never dreamed about.

  7. I think that’s absolutely wonderful! Good for Olivia and good for you too!

  8. That is a darling story and almost as cute as the picture of snow white!!

  9. How AWESOME is that!! Between Matt and Gabe, I feel for all of her future boyfriends, LOL!

  10. Where’s my Facebook “like” button??? πŸ™‚

  11. She did awesome. In fact I may need a lesson on how to talk to boys like that!

  12. That is awesome! Tears in my eyes…such a milestone!

  13. I can not wipe the smile off my face.

  14. As I read this and see her talking with him and the other boys and girls at school (She has been all smiles talking to him at school now too!)… I think about your post(s) about the things that you may not get to see Liv do as she grows up. It looks like she may prove us all wrong on some of those “maybe never”s! Haha! Our lesson learned: Never underestimate the power of Olivia and her AMAZING smile, charm and intelligence! (she must get it from her mommy) I can’t tell you how much I love your child! Keep being the incredible super mommy that you are! You are obviously doing it right! :0)

  15. My heart just swelled so much for you and for Olivia. What a beautiful thing for Olivia to get a call from a boy. And let me just add that I’m glad I don’t have girls πŸ˜‰

  16. I love this story for so many reasons! Thanks for sharing it!

  17. How incredibly sweet was that? Good for Olivia, sounds like she did a great job.

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