my new OLD phone …
which I’m sure I bought because Taft drew this picture that I thought was a skyscraper. Long story short, I said to him, after observing his rectangle with little squares on it and an antenna like thing coming out the top "That’s a cool picture, is it a building?"
"No mom, [with that "duh" look on his face] it’s a phone." A phone, I think to myself? That’s not how you draw a phone — at which point I glance over at our phone standing on end on the kitchen counter — long rectangle, little squares and an antenna — what do you know? I guess phones have changed a wee bit in my lifetime.
So, no kidding barely two days later I see this phone and am overcome with a sense of nostaglic obligation to bring it home, so my children will know that when I was little we actually "dialed" numbers and stood attached to the desk/wall by a cord! They will with gratitude, walk and talk on the cordless and I will, with a renewed sense of appreciation, hunt it down and rescue it from couch cushions and closets.
It is, btw, going in my new scrapbook studio. What should I put in the little circle part — any ideas?
Also got this cutest little cardboard box-purse thing magnetic closure — which is so going to be my 12 Days of Christmas accordion album. Found it in the $1 section at Target. I bought 7 — not sure why. I guess it’s just that cool old things and cheap new things make me so happy!