Monday, July 12, 2010

Just Another Day at the Office

Sammi's passions are computers (which we don't let her anywhere near) and telephones. 

Samantha loves talking on the phone. I honestly don’t know where she gets it, because it certainly isn’t from Steve - he abhors the phone and is the last person you’d find talking socially on one - and it’s likely not from me, since his aversion has rubbed off on me over the years and, frankly, I just don’t have the time. But her phone “conversations” are incredibly animated, accurate and appropriate, for someone who loves to gab on the phone. Seriously, her conversations will go something like this:

Samantha (leaning on the couch/table/chair/bed/sink/floor):  Hi, Gramma (or Grampa/Nana/Matthew/Marissa/etc.), how are you today? (pauses) Good! (pauses again) Yessss...okay.  Hahahahaha! (pauses yet again, then gets a horrified look on her face) Oh no!  Uh huh. Yes.  Okay, hold on… (hands the phone to me) It’s Gramma!  (or Grampa/Nana/Matthew/Marissa/etc.)

It’s just the incredibly casual way she leans on some piece of furniture or the floor that cracks me up every time, like a teenager talking to her best friend.  I can see her future very clearly at these moments, and it’s the same one I experienced as a teenager, shut away in my room sharing the juiciest gossip, stalling for time when my parents would come to tell me I’d been on the phone long enough, wishing for my own line so I didn’t have to constantly hear the phone downstairs being picked up and hung up over and over again by someone waiting to make a call…

Nope, I have no idea where she gets it, but I have often wondered what is hard-wired in humans (nature) and what is learned behavior (nurture), and I suspect that what she does is entirely natural.



(sorry about the quality of this one - another cell phone pic, literally)

14 comments:

Kelly said...

LOL....she is just the CUTEST little thing!!! LOVE the pic of her on the phone in front of the mirror.....PRICELESS!!!

Don't you just love these "ORDINARY" moments!! Sammi's future is just CLEAR:) It is going to be PERFECT!!!

my family said...

the black and whites are gorgeous

Lacey said...

Ok, I need a video of her phone conversations! Little Ella is a phone lover too, and she talks like there's no tomorrow!

Carol N. said...

Aidan does the same thing, and if a phone isn't nearby, he uses his "hand phone". His conversations aren't as understandable as Sammi's. Mostly, "yep, yep, nooooooo, hahaha, yep."

Jenny said...

Awww, thats so cute :)

Jéssica said...

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Renee said...

Very cute pictures! Lydia is the same way. It must be a girl thing. Wesley sometimes pretend to talk on the phone but it is very brief. Lydia can go on and on.

Pallavi said...

That's so cute.. Love those pics..
I would love to see Navya doing the same..

rickismom said...

Lovely little lady you have there! (I noted your post comment over at Dave's Blog)

evrfwd said...
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evrfwd said...

opps, tried to comment but it didn't go through i think...

sammi is such a cutie pie! i would love to see some video of her talking on the phone.

maya lately has been putting anything that resembles a phone to her ear. i might have to get her a play "real cellphone" because she certainly doesn't like the chunky toy ones.

our girls are smart! i'm sure they got that from us. =)

Dawn said...

Those are the cutest pictures. Taylor never was a phone person...until lately and it's one of her sisters I'm trying to talk to. Then she just gets loud and yells their name until I give up and hand her the phone.

I agree with everyone else...video of Sammi talking on the phone would be priceless.

RobMonroe said...

Love love LOVE these - so of my favorite days at work are when Abby can come to visit!

(sorry for being so absent, comment wise. Hoping to settle down soon and get back into my routine...!)

JRS said...

Those are some cute shots. Soph loves pretending to be on the phone, although she sometimes dials numbers. Her grandma saved a vm of one such call. See you Friday!
---Jen