There were probably things my parents did that made me think they were so “out of touch” but I can’t remember anything. Chad and Nicole have their phones with them at all times. If I think Chad is off and I call him and he’s still working, he’ll either answer, make sure I’m ok and tell me he’ll call me when he gets off, or he’ll text me and say “I’m working. I’ll call you later.”
I so rarely have my phone with me and even when it is with me, half the time, it’s not even on or the volume is turned off. I almost always hit Do Not Disturb at night because (1) my phone would wake Vince but it wouldn’t wake me (2) neither of us drive at dark so if there’s a problem, I’m not able to go anywhere but I’d be awake the rest of the night worrying.
Addie was born during the night (horrible grandma . . I don’t know what time) but Chad tried to call me several times and I didn’t get the news til the next morning. A friend’s daughter was in a horrible accident late one night and she tried to call me several times. I could have talked with her to help her through the night but . . I didn’t.
We were fairly busy yesterday and I don’t even know when was the last time I had seen my phone but when I checked Facebook, I had this in Messenger from Chad.
I had to find my phone, call him and he was driving and couldn’t talk so he called me back when he got stopped. He said “I’ve called you at least four times!” I said “You know I never have my phone with me!” He was not impressed.
He wanted me to get some beef shanks from the meat store here so he can pick them up when he’s here Christmas Day. OK . . I can do that!
I probably should try to do a better job of keeping my phone with me but I know I won’t.