They just left this morning at 5am for their flight. The good thing about "going to Chicago" is that we can at least talk to the kids on a daily basis as opposed to when they have spent summers in Tahiti and we only call them every Sunday ($30 for a10 minute phone call is way too much--no matter how much I miss my kids!)
Anyway, as I was fixing Tehani's hair this morning (she is fond of her center part but but needed help to make sure "the line" is straight) I reminded her that she can call me anytime while they are gone. Her reply shows that Norm and I are in for many more years of fun with our teenager-in-training:
Tearful Mom (aka Me):"Now make sure you call me. If its during the day, you can call me at my desk..."
Tehani: "I can't call you."
Tearful Mom: "What do you mean you can't call me?"
Tehani: " Well if SOMEONE would buy me a cell phone I could call..."
Apparently, my six year old believes she needs a cell phone. And this isn't the first time she has expressed this opinion. As I said earlier, I am sure the teenage years are going to be oodles of fun! I explained to Tehani that she can borrow Grandma or Grandpa's cell phone or that she could always do like we did in the olden days and use a land line.
I'm sure she'll be too busy having fun in Chicago but I'll be waiting by the phone just in case.