Sunday, September 12, 2010

1-800-TOO BUSY

Several people have complained that I've been pretty unreachable by phone for quite some time now. B.C. (before children) I had the phone practically glued to my ear so the complaints are certainly valid. Although I miss spending hours upon hours catching up with friends and family, life just doesn't allow it anymore. Specifically, my kids don't allow it. Things are very different now and my two year old and seven week old won't just quietly hang out while I chat on the phone. I know, I can't believe it either. ;) So, I have one word of advice for anyone looking to get in touch with me: TEXT. Here's why:

-I can text you while cooking dinner and you won't have to listen to me scream because I tripped over a cat/toy/book/kid for the tenth time in three minutes.

-I can text you while watching TV and you won't know that you don't have my full attention. Wait a minute...when do I get to watch TV?? Hmmm....

-I can text you while putting on makeup or brushing my teeth and you won't have to deal with the lovely sounds of speakerphone in a small, cramped bathroom.

-I can text you while in the car (as a passenger, of course) ;) and you won't have to deal with trying to hear me over my son's carseat toy that plays music in increments of 20, 40, or 60 minutes with no accessible off switch.

-I can text you while nursing the baby because although I love the sound of him happily consuming his meal, I realize you may not feel the same way.

-I can text you while pushing my boys in the stroller and you won't have to deal with not being able to hear me as the wind blasts through the phone.

-I can text you when I have a sleeping baby on my lap and you won't have to hear me whine about how our conversation (i.e.- my loud voice) woke him up and now I have to cut you short.

-I can text you while in line at the grocery store and you won't have to listen to my explanation to my son about why he can't have the Snickers/Kit Kat/gum/mints that he so sneakily grabbed off the shelf and threw onto the belt.

-I can text you when I'm in the bathroom and ...wait...don't try to tell me you've never done it!!

-I can text you when I'm half asleep and you'll never know the difference.

So please, pick up that phone and text me. I promise I won't fill you in on what else I'm doing at the time... ;)

1 comment:

  1. I love texting for the same reasons! Although for me, it's less being hectic and more because I have ADD and never want to stop what I'm doing...