While the grandparents were out of town, Jeff and I had to make arrangements to get Addison to aikido Tuesday night. Taking all the kids is just, well, a nightmare... so the plan was for Jeff to make his way home in time to take him. Of course, he was running late leaving the office, so it was a mad dash. Jeff had called me several times for progress updates on dinner, kids, Addison's readiness, etc.
Jeff rushed in the door, grabbed Addison, and left in a flash. On the way, he called me to ask about a cut through that I use.
I didn't answer.
"Good grief. I hate when your mom does that. I KNOW she has her phone. I KNOW that it's charged. Why doesn't she answer?"
Addison looked up from his book and casually said, "Sometimes, I think she gets overwhelmed."
Jeff asked, "Why would you think that, Addison?"
"Well, she does have a lot of kids," he replied.
"Well, Addison. Aren't you one of those kids?"
"Well, Addison. Do you overwhelm your mother?"
Addison looked up with a smirk. "Well, she answered the phone when I was at home."