Friday, April 28, 2006
Can you hear me now?
Have you ever had a time when you've listened in on a phone conversation that you probably weren't meant to hear? I just had that experience today!

My phone rings, I see that it's an incoming call from the hubbie so I answer.

"Hello! Hello?" No response.

"Oronzo, what are you doing? Talk to me!"

"Can you say 'Hi' Snuggle Bug? Say 'Hi' to him," prompts Oronzo.

"Goobbaa aabba boo," responds Snuggle Bug in his adorable 16 month old baby voice. I guess he doesn't want to say hi. I'm really not sure who he's supposed to be talking to.

I talk into the phone, hoping for some recognition, "Snuggle Bug, do you have Dada's phone? Give it back so Mama can talk to Dada." No response. All I hear is another person's phone ringing.

"Are you done? Hey, done? No, don't do that. I'll take it away. Eat it. No, don't drop it. No," Oronzo firmly scolds.

"No! No! No!" comes Snuggle Bug's lippy response.

Muffled noises break in and out. An older child screams in the background.

Laughter ensues.

"Snuggle Bug, hey. Come this way. No, this way, not that way. You have to go up front."

Squeals of delight from Snuggle Bug and the sounds of little feet pattering away. I can picture him trying to escape Oronzo, thinking they're playing a game of chase.

"Careful baby. Come on, we have to pay."

"Bye, Bye," is Snuggle Bug's sweet parting to someone in the restaurant.

"Good waving, baby." ((Oronzo always compliments Snuggle Bug on his waving skills.))

"Abbbabbba Baa," Snuggle Bug replies cheerfully..

"You're goofy," exclaims Oronzo.

I confess, I plugged in my hands free earplugs and listened to the banter between Oronzo and Snuggle Bug for nearly 30 minutes before finally hanging up. You see, Oronzo is a work-from-home dad and he cares for Snuggle Bug throughout the day, while I'm at work. I miss both my boys and this chance to have a short peak into their day was bittersweet.

I'll revisit that topic at another date.
12:54 PM

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

aww that is so sweet! I love it when kids talk on the phone~~It took me a while (I am on vacation and my Dad is keeping us busy!) but I read through all 4 parts of you pregnancy/birth story. It brought me to tears reading your ups & downs. I am so happy that all turned out so beautifully. You child is so sweet and cute!! You are so fortunate!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog I am so happy you found me!!! I look forward to reading more!!

At 8:37 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Thanks for reading and commenting on my adoption journey. Oronzo and I consider ourselves extremely blessed to be entrusted to parent Snuggle Bug. We love him so very much!

At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Lisa V said...

See Bert calls home by accident sometimes, but usually all I here are baseball games he is listening to in the car. You got a sweet one.

At 9:42 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Oh what a funny story! I too would have listened in on the hubby and my daughter if given that chance :) Sounds like your snuggle bug is quite the charmer! I'm on my way to read your adoption story now. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

At 10:34 PM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Lisa- Baseball games, that's too funny! Men sure are into their sports, aren't they? :)

Michelle- Nice to see that you stopped by. Hope you're enjoying the adoption story. There's more to come soon!


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It wasn't supposed to work this way...Parts 1 through 10

(the story of the private, domestic adoption of our son)

(Part 1)
(Part 2)
(Part 3)
(Part 4)
(Part 5)
(Part 6)
(Part 7)
(Part 8)
(Part 9)
(Part 10- Adoption Finalization)

Fostering isn't for the faint of heart!

(our journey to adopt again through foster-to-adopt, the good, the bad, & everything in between)

Adoption #2- considering the State
More Adoption #2 thoughts
Adoption #2- Back to considering the State
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 1)
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 2)
Family Foster Home Licensing Prep Checklist
Adoption #2- Long overdue update
PS-MAPP class homework assignment
Our preliminary home inspection went well!
Adoption #2: Licensing update
Adoption #2- Foster Facts
Adoption #2: I love it when things go my way!
Adoption #2- The home inspection
Adoption #2- We failed our home inspection!
Adoption #2- We passed the follow-up home inspection!
Adoption #2- Still waiting
Adoption #2- We're getting closer
Adoption #2- An update & a lead
Adoption #2- The lead that didn't pan out.
Adoption #2- We're licensed!
Adoption #2- We have a tiny baby here!
Adoption #2- Update on this precious little girl.
Adoption #2- Quick update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is staying longer!
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is growing!
Adoption #2- Overdue update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- The latest on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Shopping spree for Baby Bug
Being a Foster Parent Does Not Make Me A Saint
Adoption #2- Another Placement Call!
Adoption #2- Placement Meeting- UPDATED!
Adoption #2- We have Boo at our home!
Adoption #2- Meeting Boo
Adoption #2- I'm angry on Boo's behalf!
Adoption #2- A Birthday Party for Boo
Adjusting to three 3 and under!
Stressful moments in fostering.
Adoption #2- Update on our foster daughters
CPS Workers Jerking Our Chain!
It's getting much worse!
Fostering: Update on Baby Bug
Fostering: Update on Boo
The effects of fostering on Snuggle Bug
The time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug.
Good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
Boo has a Permanency hearing coming soon!
My heart is breaking!
Bittersweet news about Baby Bug.
Next Friday is going to be tough.
Packing up Baby Bug's belongings
It's done- Baby Bug is gone.
Working on finding peace, one day at a time.
Referral to the Early Intervention Program
Baby Bug update
Home Inspection for re-licensing
Parole granted for Boo's bio mom
Baby Bug is turning 1 year old soon.
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
A prayer answered today!
Attending Baby Bug's 1st birthday party
Foster news
Good news for Boo's case
Boo's bio family visits
Termination Trial date set!
A new caseworker for Boo
I've been asked to testify in court.
Court hearing for "John Doe"
Contested termination trial begins tomorrow afternoon
Boo's adoption has been finalized!

It wasn't supposed to work this way! (Part 4)
It's a conspiracy, I tell ya!
Dwelling on Death and Divorce
Ah, the silence of a sleeping child. I think it's...
Ignorant jackass!
It wasn't supposed to work this way! (Part 3)
Easter Greetings!
It wasn't supposed to work this way! (Part 2)
Look what Snuggle Bug is addicted to...
To squeak or not to squeak, that is the question!

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