I have been lucky to be selected to be part of a delegation to visit the US, under their International Leadership Visitors Program, under their State Dept. We’ve been here since 2nd week of May.
So far I’ve only had 2 chances to speak to Caitlin and Caleb due to the time difference, and once because they were out with their grandparents.
Last night I called again, and Hot Mummee says I cannot speak to Caitlin- she was being punished for lying. “I want you to do something about it too” she said to me before handing the phone over.
Oh great, I thought. not the kind of mood I want during such scarce opportunity to chat.
“What did you do.”
Already sobbing, “I bluffed Mummee…”
She didn’t answer; probably couldn’t give any.
“Daddee’s very sad to hear that, Caitlin…” in between Caleb is trying to get back on to the phone after our brief chat; if you can call it that with a 2 year old- apparently when I spoke to him asking him what he was doing, he was waving his building block to me at the phone!
“Caitlin, pass the phone back to Mummee..”
“Pass the phone back to Mummee; I don’t want to talk to you anymore”
As she does, she started sobbing again. “Daddee doesn’t want to talk to me!” and i hear her crying..
“Good!” I hear Mummee say.
At the end, I am not sure who is sadder.