mumzie: yes, I was here darling, I heard
wendy: that’s a first! we don’t normally actually talk to each other on the phone
mumzie: I know dear, he normally says “that’ll be wendy, you answer it” and hands me the phone
Luckily, I learnt in my teenage years that talking with dad is only warranted if there is valuable knowledge to be shared. Talking to me is not something high on his list of priorities – why would he want to do that?!
Today I called because mum’s brother-in-law has just died. Mumsie talks to move her feelings around, sometimes I wonder how on earth they ended up together, strangely, they fit together extremely well. Dads silence and mums chatter.