I’m On The Phone!


¬†¬† ¬† If I ever need to get the attention of my kids, I swear all I need to do is attempt to make a phone call. ¬†They could be completely oblivious to the fact that I’m even in the house, but the minute I pick up the phone, they are all over me. ¬†Someone’s tattle telling, fighting, taking a poop, singing, crying, and, in general, just misbehaving, all while I’m trying to carry on a civilized conversation with the person on the other end of the line. ¬†

¬†¬† ¬† Just yesterday, when I was trying to make an appointment over the phone, my son decided that was the absolute minute he needed to play Uno with me. ¬†I must’ve told him a hundred times that I’d have to play later, but it didn’t seem to register with him even one little bit. He went ahead and dealt out the cards anyway. ¬†Every time I’d walk around the corner to another room to be able to hear better, here he’d come with my cards, whining about it being my turn. ¬†How could it be my turn when I wasn’t even playing in the first place??!! ¬†

¬†¬† ¬† I’ve tried everything from forewarning them before making a call to hiding in a closet. ¬†NOTHING WORKS! ¬†They always find me! ¬†I thought it would get better as they got older, but it most certainly is not. ¬†In fact, I think it might even be worse. ¬†I feel so incredibly rude when I constantly have a three ring circus going on in the background of a serious phone conversation. ¬†It is a real challenge to focus on something when your twins are using you as the free space in their obnoxiously loud game of tag.

¬†¬† ¬† I’m at a loss and could use some serious advice. ¬†Somebody out there MUST have some ideas in their back pocket, other than opening up a good can of whoop ass. ¬†So, what do you do to preoccupy your clan while making phone calls? ¬†Do tell….