It’s been nearly two years since I wrote about Maya’s need to interrupt me when I’m on the phone.
I guess I can say that things have improved. Marginally. Because instead of trying to speak to me while I’m on the phone (loud stage whisper aside), my child now writes her questions down. And then she begins an elaborate sequence of pantomimes as she tries to get her question across.
Because that’s not distracting AT ALL.
Let’s peer a bit closer at Maya’s extraordinarily important questions for a moment, shall we?
Q: may I have beakfast – No Maya, you may not have beakfast. Until you learn how to spell and use punctuation.
Q: Is it going to rain? – Seriously? Has it ever rained at the end of May in Los Angeles? Talk about grappling around for a question.
Q: Why doese It look cold – Where do I start with this one? Doese? Why is “It” capitalized? Where is your question mark? And more importantly, what is your obsession with the weather all of a sudden?
So let’s recap: questions regarding meals and the May/June gloom are NOT A REASON TO INTERRUPT ME WHILE I’M ON THE PHONE. In writing or otherwise.
And now I just realized that I never did execute that wire transfer.