Well, it seems that Jake is needing to broaden his social horizons. I guess I'm just not enough for him anymore. I chase him around, feed him, clothe him, wash him, play peekaboo, make up songs for him and STILL he needs more. So, what I'm saying is that if you get a phone call from him don't be surprised. In the past week, he has called my parents three times, his daddy at work one time, and my sister one time. That I know of. He is completely obsessed with all things electronic. Just like a man. When he doesn't have my cell phone he's either got the remote control or he is deleting messages on the answering machine. So if we don't return your call please don't be offended, we probably don't even know that you left a message.
And if he DOES call you, remember that he can't really talk yet so apparently you will hear lots of buttons being pushed, some babbling and much dropping of the phone on the floor. Now, I must confess, I think he gets the phone obsession from me. Although I don't remember playing with the phone at eleven months, I do remember playing with it a lot from about five years on. I used to call the operator and hang up on her. One of the most terrifying moments of my childhood was the day I called her several times and hung up and then she actually called my house! I had NO IDEA operators could figure out where you were calling from. I don't remember if I answered and she chewed me out or if she asked to speak to mom to tell her I was playing with the phone. But, I do remember being scared! Almost as scared as the day I did something wrong and then heard police sirens coming down our street and I was convinced at four years old that I was going to prison for a long, long time. But that's a story for another time. Anyways, if you start getting what you feel are prank phone calls, please don't involve the local police, just say "Hey Jake, how's it goin'?" and wait for the little boy to hang up on you. After all, it's only a matter of time before he'll have to put down the phone so he can pick up the remote control to change the channel on the television.