Monday, August 6, 2007

Chatting With Jenn

Today Jenn and I got to have a nice long conversation on the phone--since she moved away in December, we don't get to talk nearly often enough. While Rachel and her daughter, Julianna, talk on the phone for hours just about every day, Jenn and I have so much to do (we both homeschool, we both have 4 kids!) that we're lucky to chat once a week. The funny thing we've both noticed is, every child in our home can be occupied and happy, but the minute we settle in to talk, everything erupts into chaos. Elijah falls off a chair, Ben and Julia start fighting, Noah screams in the background, Isabella needs a clean diaper, and Emma asks the same question over and over again. But somehow we manage, and end the call refreshed for the rest of the day.

We talk about random things--everything and nothing. Kids, homeschooling, organization, shopping, husbands, books, TV shows, sleep or lack thereof, meals, desserts--you know the kid of conversation you can have and it feels like your friend still lives a mile away and you'll see her later on that day.

Anyway, it's always nice to catch up. Someday we'll be able to do it without kids interrupting every three seconds (I hope!) And she's coming to visit Long Island in just 16 days....I can't wait!


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