My phone rang when I was driving between jobs tonight, and while I expected to hear Jaclyn on the other end, I was met with, “DADDY!!!”
“Hey, buddy!” I said.
“DADDY!” he merrily shrieked again.
“Yeah, it’s me!” I said. “How are you doing, buddy?”
My question went unacknowledged. “DADDY!”
Then he hung up.
A minute passed and the phone rang again.
“Hello?” I said, certain Jaclyn had wrested control of the phone back from Miles.
“DADDY!” Miles said again. Then, perhaps realizing how rude he had been previously, he added, “I love you Daddy, I’m gonna push the button now!”
And, yes, then he hung up again.