The cutest thing happened this evening.
I was sitting at home watching TV – my man having gone out to his Soccer Committee Meeting – whilst working through my daily routine of checking my Twitter Account, Blog, Facebook account, 2 email accounts, LinkedIn profile, the 2 websites I blog for, and tossing about thoughts in my head on the design of an Ebook I’m working on, when the phone rang. And not the mobile phone either. It was the home phone – the phone that never rings…
Immediately my thoughts shot to my family – what was wrong, what has happened, something is up. Racing to the phone to get it before the caller hung up, I picked the handset up awaiting the voice at the other end of the line.
– Silence –
It was Mason. Mason is my partners 8-year-old son. He’s as cute as buttons, lovely and has the most amazing eyes – I predict he will be a lady-killer when he grows up!
Anyway, hearing his voice on the phone was a pleasant surprise. He sounded as cute as buttons! He had called to speak to his Dad, but I had to tell him Dad wasn’t home as he was out at a Soccer meeting. He then told me that he had called Dad on his mobile phone, but that he didn’t answer, so I told him I’d track his Dad down and get him to call him for a chat.
Okay. This may not sound exciting, or unusual. I mean, kids talk to their parents on the phone these days right? (Hmmmm?).
Denis and I have been together for just over 6 years I think. I lose track. Him and his kids haven’t spoken much on the phone over this time, although we do have them every weekend. Well, lately we’ve noticed a little change in Mason. Perhaps it is because he’s becoming a boy – I mean he is growing up, and kids do grow up fast these days.
Anyway, Denis sat down with Mason on the weekend and presented him with an old mobile phone he had sitting in a draw. He told Mason that he could use this phone to call him anytime to talk. It was when Mason said ‘Cody calls his Dad every night’ that we realised this was the right thing to do, and that it was something we should have done a long time ago. And do you know what – Mason proudly looked at the phone all weekend, and loved showing it to his Mum when she picked them up on Monday. It was a beautiful thing.
So to surprise Mason, Denis called him on his new mobile last night. Unfortunately the call went straight to messagebank. The phone was off? Or was the battery dead? Funny thing is when Denis spoke to him on his home phone, it was then that we realised he didn’t know he was meant to leave the mobile phone switched on! He then proceeded to chat Den’s ear off.
And that’s why tonight was cute. Because he actually called his Dad on his mobile phone just to ‘chat’.