Wednesday, August 08, 2007

My addiction was the cause of my demise.

That is a direct quote from my son Connor(16.87 years). I got a call last night and the caller ID on my cell showed it to be from my wasband. If you know my history at all, you know this can't be a good thing. After saying a cautious hello, I discover I am talking with C.

C: Hi mamaa...
M: Hey, baby...How's it going? You are still coming next week?
C: all is well, yes, still coming.

Lightbulb shines brightly...

M: Why are you on your father's phone?

Long pause...

C: History repeats itself. My addiction is the cause of my demise. I am writing a book and that is the beginning.

He was cracking me up. Really. Last year about this time he all of a sudden had caused us to have a $700 phone bill. Of course his line was cut off imediately and that was basically his xmas present. Then when xmas came and he was traveling here for the holiday, I reinstated his phone so he would have it for emergency use and he did good for a while again. EB monitored the line more closely and the minute there was a deviation we dropped him again, this time permanently.

Soon enough, his dad added him to his plan as he had gotten quite used to C having a phone. So now he sees his son's addiction for what it is...the boy should have a phone implant, he is on it that much.

In other news...I was actually two full days without knitting. That was so tragic, that I picked up some yarn and knit eb a skull hat. Mostly done in one day. I will try to get pics of the skull hat series up in the next day or so. I have knit four of them so far. I am also knitting a scarf for myself, the Montego Bay scarf from the summer issue of Interweave Knits, and I am making another My So Called Scarf for a xmas gift for someone.

Surprise planning continues. A commitment has been made. We are going. Somewhere. For our 10th anniversary. Woohoo.

The new job situation seems to be working out just fine.

I am about halfway through HP 7.

Knit? Read? I have to choose?


the only daughter said...

surprises? trips? oh my!

weese said...

with all the free minutes they offer the kid still goes over. wow.

Anonymous said...

he not only used up our free minutes, he used up the free minutes we would get for the next month and the regular minutes of the same month.

The boy had the phone to his ear from the moment he got up to the moment he went to sleep. When we told him he couldn't talk on the phone from 7 to 9 during the week, you could see the look of withdrawal and feel the anticipation as he watched the second hand sweep from 8:59 to 9:00.

It is truly an addiction for him. If he was a homeless person his sign would read 'Will work for minutes'

Mary, Mary... said...

'Will work for minutes' ha-ha-ha! My boys are 11 and 9 and I just know that #1 has phone addiction in his future. I'll tell him to start to saving up NOW. ;)

SassyFemme said...

Geez, and I thought teen girls talked a lot!