Posts Tagged ‘slice of life’

Begging for Phones

January 27, 2009

I have the kidlets on one of those family cell phone plans.  Theoretically cheaper, especially when you consider calls to each other don’t count against minutes.

Daughter Person has been bugging me for a new phone for some time.  The way the contract works, you can get a new phone any time you want.  But if you want a discount price, you have to wait until the current contract expires, then sign a new 2-year contract.  I can live with that.

She pinged me again recently with this e-mail – – –

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Hello Paternal Giver-of-Life,
Could you find out for me when the first day/last day I can get a new phone under the contract is? (I forget how it works).  I think mine needs to be sent to a home soon (next time you talk to it, try and get it to see it’s best for the whole family).  That way I can plan better.
Thank you!
Love,
Daughter Person*

p.s. I got my GRE scores and my writing score went up as well as my verbal!! Now I’m much more competitive for those merit-based fellowships–that’s a good investment right there, my friend.

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Yeah, I included her “p.s.” sort of as a proud pop preen.

Anyway… I really get a kick out of her writing style in her notes to me.  Especially that greeting to me.  Makes me smile.

But, I couldn’t help but wonder if she was rehearsing for my more senior years —

“….I think mine needs to be sent to a home soon (next time you talk to it, try and get it to see it’s best for the whole family)…”

Was she rehearsing for me in later life?

Yep, gonna have to keep an eye on her…

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*Yeah, we use that name for her between us in ‘real’ life, too.