Friday, April 16, 2010

Excuse me, but I think we might be related

"Oh, I thought you were an only child." I have heard this phrase a million times in my life and often from people I have known for a long time. My only sibling is a brother who (or is it whom?) is five years my senior. Jake and I could not be more different. Our similarities end with we are both parents. But even with our children, our styles and level of commitment are totally different. Jake turned 40 last year and since then he has been making the effort to call or text once in a while. While I greatly appreciate the gesture, I am at a loss as to what to talk about once we have covered "How is work?" and "How are the kids?" Jake is great at answering any questions I may ask with the most laconic answers. Honestly, his terseness is putting me at a loss for words!

Does anyone have any ideas on what else to chat with someone you do not know all that well about?

Real, guess your hubby was right; I am not so good at chatting after all!


RealMom4Life said...

Politics? Weather? Religion?

OK - seriously...let me think on one :)

Anonymous said...

It's great!!..........................................

Suzie said...

How about asking him why he's suddenly calling with frequency. Maybe there's somethign he really wants to talk about but finds it diffacult to bring it up?

Maybe childhood (go for happy ones) memeories?

Or, like my hubbie does when his family calls. Chalk it up to making them feel like they did a good deed by calling you and taking up a few minutes of your precious time.