I just picked up the phone to make a quick call and it was doing that *bonk*bonk* thing it does when there’s a message on the voice mail. I dialed in to get the message, which turned out to be from Sophie. She’ll take one of the cordless phones and call our number, which puts her right through to voice mail instead of giving her a busy signal. Here’s what she said:
How you doing?
(whispering) I’m in the bathroom, um, um, I’m in the bathroom and I’m talking to you on the phone.
I know you’re here (sigh) but I really miss you.
I really miss you. (crying) Please. Please tell me when I come back (sob) tell me that you love me and for Valentine’s Day I’ll give you a Valentine.
I love you.
you have a phone in the bathroom?!
What a funny sweet little girl.
please come visit
Oh, man. I love Sophie. I already miss her, too.
My daughter used to do this, too!
Now, she will call and giggle, giggle.
She especially loves calling my cell phone to leave me messages.
The majority, though, say, “Hi Mom, I love you, Bye.”