However, he has the timing of a. . . .a thing with really bad timing! When we were dating he would call during dinner, almost every night. I think he is rubbing off on me, now I call my mom when she is doing her hair, every time. Middle of the afternoon she is at the salon getting her hair done! I think she spends way too much time on her hair.
Anyway, so I am trying to cook, clean, get the kids in bed, whatever it is and he calls. But he does not call just once nope, I cut him off the first time so he calls back in 30 minutes thinking I am done; only now I am not done. So this cycle goes on for about 3 hours.
The other night was one such night. Maybe I was moody; I am a girl it happens! Maybe I was stressed, it was bedtime. Maybe, just maybe, he was bugging me! As I was putting Lilly to bed the phone rang. I knew it was T-rex, and I just lost it. I threw the stuffed animal I was holding against the wall and stormed out to get the phone. It was T-rex calling to tell me he missed me and he loved me. I started to feel bad for getting so annoyed with him. We said goodbye and I sulked back to Lilly’s room.
I told her I was sorry for throwing the stuffed animal, and that it was really bad of me to do that. We don’t throw things when we are mad. I also told her that her dad made me frustrated when he calls so much at bed time. And then Lilly let me have it.
“But mom! He misses you! Daddy loves you so much. And it is okay you threw the stuffed animal, we all get frustrated, but please pick it up. Thank you for saying sorry. Just, mom, I miss Daddy too.”
My 6 year old has some psychology skills going on. She was so cute being so grown up. More than anything she was right. I think I get mad because I spend almost all day sitting near the phone waiting for T-rex to call. His timing has not changed, the minute I do something he calls. I guess I get mad because I miss him too.
So, Lilly made me feel like dirt, and we called T-rex back. He said he understands. I am happy him and the 6 year old get it, because I sure don’t!