Hi, Daddy. It’s Katie.
What are you doing, Daddy?
Are you having a good day?
What are you doing?
Make sure you talk to people in your meetings.
Me? I’m in my kitchen.
I’m playing with my brother.
Yes, Matthew. He’s right here.
Make sure you eat lunch, Daddy.
Are you going to have a burrito?
Mommy said I can have noodles for lunch.
I miss you, Daddy.
Know what…know what, Daddy?
It will be dark when you get home.
Yeah, because you’re at work.
Why do you have to work, Daddy?
I miss you when you’re not at home.
Today is Wednesday. What comes next, Daddy?
Know what…know what? On Saturday, it’s the weekend and we have GYMNASTICS! Just Daddy and Katie.
Have a great day.
Make sure you talk to people.
Oh, okay. I love you too, Daddy.
Okay. Bye, Daddy.
This post is in response to a Red Writing Hood prompt that called for a piece written mainly in dialogue. As I was wringing my hands over what to write, Katie tossed this right into my lap. So, I’m a big cheater. I had my iPhone with me and recorded her “conversation,” a conversation during which Craig was not on the other end of the line. I couldn’t resist writing this out. It was too precious. So, thank you for indulging this mommy.