A minor milestone


The other night I had a conversation with Adam that blew my socks off. Here�s how it went. �Hello Adam.� �Hello Dad.� �Is mummy read...

The other night I had a conversation with Adam that blew my socks off. Here�s how it went.

�Hello Adam.�

�Hello Dad.�

�Is mummy reading you a story?�


�Which book is she reading?�

�This one, it�s this one.�

�Adam, I can�t see it. You have to tell me its name. What�s it called?�

The Snail and the Whale.�

It went on a bit longer, but you get the idea. What made it so noteworthy is that it�s the first time I�ve managed to talk to either of my children on the phone. Despite a few conceptual struggles � I can imagine Adam�s concentrated face as he holds the book up to the phone, not understanding that my voice and my eyes are four miles apart � he came through it pretty well. Adam is almost six and Euan is eight, so I�ve been looking forward to this moment far longer than most parents (some of whom struggle to get their children off the phone at this age), and perhaps it�s a little bit more special for that.


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