I know I am going to perhaps insult some of you out there since almost all my good friends are mommies these days, but I just have to say it: IT IS NOT CUTE WHEN YOUR CHILD ANSWERS THE PHONE.
We have things to do, we are busy. When we call we want to talk to you. I love your kids, they are awsome, brilliant, entertaining beings, but I don’t want to have a conversation with them on the phone. First of all, they don’t know who I am. I am not family and I do not see them often, so it’s not like talking to Grandma or Aunt Lulu who lives down the street. Second, most of the offenders in this category have children that can barely talk let alone carry on any sort of coherent conversation. These annoying “Hi is your mommy there?” moments should not last more than 10 seconds for me, let alone 3 minutes. Third, even if they do talk, I can’ t understand them, so the point is futile. I don’t spend 24/7 with them and understand their foreign language, so even if you do understand what they are talking about, I don’t.
Also, while we are on the subject:
– Please take your two year old off the voice mail message.
– Your newborn should not be in the voice mail options – she is not getting messages at 6 months old (“You’ve reached Janie, Robert and BeeBoo, please leave a message…”)
– Please stop sending me thank you cards that you wrote while pretending to be your child. Your child is not writing his own thank you notes at 2 1/2 and he did not pick out that stationary with his name on it.
Again, sorry if I offended any of you. I still love you all, and (most of) your children!