1999: Back to my old ways this morning but mum wasn’t so pleased. She told me to ‘lie still’ and ‘be quiet’. Flaming cheek, I’ve given her enough lie in’s recently. I did manage it for a minute or two though. The alarm went off at 7.10 and not being one to waste an opportunity I was out of the bed like a shot. No snoozing today mother! And just to make doubly sure, I turned the alarm off. I showed off my talking skills, repeating every word mummy said. Although I’m good at ‘Mam’ Mummy is not my forte and after attempts at ‘meme’ and ‘memum’ she gave up. Tonight, the phone rang; I answered it and had the best phone conversation ever. I was very clever saying ‘yes, oh, yes um…..’ I gave mummy the phone and apparently it was a wrong number. Well I enjoyed talking to him anyway.
2019: Funnily enough Zof and I were repeating everything mum said the other day. Im far too young to grow up just yet. Love a good laugh but unlike 20 years ago I would struggle to answer the phone now if I did not know who was calling. Luckily nowadays we don’t have static landlines and I do all my communicating on my mobile. I struggle with the concept that there were not mobile phones around when mum was younger but as she often tells me “We had 2p and a big red telephone box!” Well you cant facetime on that can you? And what about snapchat and all that? Oh. Apparently she didn’t have that either! Better stop now before she starts up with “In my day ……”
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