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One-Sided Phone Conversations

Last night’s phone conversation with Chicky went something like this:



“What’s up?”

“Just got home from the game.  I’m waiting for the shower.”

“Ok.  How was the game?”

“We won, 3-0.”

“Yes, I heard the first half wasn’t good.”

“No, we were a little lazy.”

“I heard that you hustled.  Did you have an assist?”

[insert a brief description of a possible assist]

“How’s your week looking?”

“Fine.  We leave on Thursday for games next weekend.”


“The shower’s free.  I’ve gotta go.”

“Ok. I love you.”


That was it.

This is fairly typical.

I often wonder when the conversations will change…when they will become two-sided…a little about her and a little about me.

Call this selfish or indulgent if you want, but it would be nice to have this almost-adult child of mine express an interest in my life.




Still, the desire lingers on.

Maybe one day…


One Response

  1. It will happen soon. My oldest (now 23, out of uni, working) asks about my life. It is not all about her stuff anymore. It is still mostly about her stuff : ) but not entirely.

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