Coach left his phone unattended this afternoon at the house while he was out working on his POS... I mean, his truck. And while it might not be a top of the line phone with all the bells and whistles, it is still a "gadget". Most boys, if honest, will admit that they like to play with gadgets. Go on, ask your sons and husbands if that's true. I'll wait.
See? Told you so.
Anyway, my boys are definitely like most boys in this. So Coach left his gadget unattended. Which led to some fun texting time this afternoon for me.
Before I knew that the phone was inside while Coach was outside, I sent a message to Coach asking him to help out with dinner tonight. I got a message back that said: He's working on the truck and can't do anything tonight.
Me: Um... what?
Coach's phone: Dad's working on the truck and can't make dinner.
Me: Oh. (figuring out at this point that Jock had commandeered the phone) Well then, can you do it?
CP: No. I'm going to go play basketball. (Huh. Well then. So much for that fantasy I've been spinning for you all on how great my kid is. Shoot.)
Me: Well then, no whining about what I DO make for dinner. (They'll get spaghetti. They hate it. That'll teach 'em not to help when asked!)
And then the phone was silent for about ten minutes. Then it buzzed me with this:
CP: Hi non non.
Me: ???? What ????
CP: Hi non, its me lake.
I cracked up, right in the middle of my office. Coach's phone has a "spelling suggester" feature, and I had just figured out who I was talking to now. Bug calls me "mom mom" sometimes when he's being goofy, and so suddenly the "non non" was crystal clear. And amazingly, after those first two messages, the spelling has been perfect! We've been having quite the conversation, Bug and I.
Just like the "I love you" texts I get from Jock, this whole conversation has made my heart smile. While I'd like to think that's why he's been talking to me, I suspect he's got an ulterior motive. See, Christmas is coming up. (Don't expect me to believe you're shocked by that fact. I know most of you have been planning it for months now!)
I just know this kid is going to try to use this as leverage to get his own phone. Is it bad that I'm giggling over how many different ways I can tell him it ain't happening?