Last week was busy, between a two-city roadtrip and trying to support the family crisis by remote. When driving to The Park Friday, i realized that other than a brief conversation with The Girl to sort out the insurance claim for her car, i hadn’t talked to either kid. Rang them both up – no answer, so i left messages.
About 10 minutes later, The Boy called. Almost immediately, the phone ‘binked’ letting me know i had another call coming in – from The Girl. Knowing that conversations with The Boy tend to be brief, i figured i’d finish up with him, and call her back afterwards. Besides, i’m not good mucking around with the phone while driving*. The ‘binking’ continued – seemed The Girl was impatient to talk, so i wrapped things up with The Boy and hung up.
Working the “missed calls” register, i returned the call to The Girl. Or at least i tried. Was aggravated when The Boy picked up.
daisyfae: Shit. Sorry. i was trying to call The Girl.
The Boy: You’ve been punk’d! We decided to both call you back at the same time to see which one of us you love more.
Yep. The little bastard was visiting his sister. When i called them both in succession, they decided to synchronize the callbacks to see what happened if i got calls from them both at exactly the same moment. Since that didn’t work, The Boy just kept hitting redial on his sisters phone the entire time we were chatting.
Talking with The Girl, she was jokingly resigned – “guess you love him more”.
* i’m much better at sending e-mails from the blackberry while driving.