Posted by: amamasblog | May 26, 2007

Hello, I Can’t Take Your Call…

We finally splurged about a month ago and got a new phone.  Our old phone was awful, with lots of interference, static, and the worse part, it would make this terrible high pitched scream almost every time we used it, and the person on the other end could hear it too.  No wonder no one ever called us!  🙂

We got a new GE 6.0 DECT Cordless Handset Speakerphone, with digital wireless technology that has no interference and I LOVE it.  You can customize the rings as well, so I know ahead of time who is calling by the song the phone plays- I don’t even have to look at caller ID.  One of the best features is the speaker, which I use almost all the time now.  I can set the phone on the counter, and go about what I was doing, and still have my hands free.  No more crimped up neck.

Ryan has taken an interest in the speaker as well.  Now when we call Grandma, and she isn’t home, he can hear their voice-mail recording which goes something like this:

“Hello, you have reached B. & L.’s house.  We can’t take your call right now, but leave your message and we’ll call you back.”

The other day, I was upstairs putting laundry away, and I could hear him ‘talking’ on his play phone using Grandma’s voice-mail recording, but customizing it for himself- examples of what he was saying:

“I can’t take your call but I’ll call me back after my nap.”

“This is Ryan’s house.  I can’t take your call right now, so I’ll leave a message.”

“This is Ryan- I can’t take your call at your house, so I’ll leave a message.”

“Hi, Grandma, this is L.’s (grandpa’s name), I’m working right now, call me after my two hour nap.”

“I can’t take your call right now, but I’m at work.”

“This is my grandparent’s house.”

“Oh hi, I pressed the wrong button, sorry.”

“Hi, this is Ryan’s house.  I’m not home.  I’m right by my phone.”

He just kept coming up with these right after another.  I had a hard time trying not to laugh, because they were just so cute, and yes, I stood at the top of the stairs writing these down on the back of a receipt, because there is no way I would have remembered all of them. 🙂



  1. how cute! i love “call me back after my nap.”

    i’ve been there myself, scrambling to find something to write on to capture all of the things coming out of ava’s mouth.

  2. My favorite is “I’m not home…I’m right by my phone.” I’ll try that on the next tellemarketers that call…

  3. Kids are so cute! Make sure you keep that receipt and put it in a scrapbook! PS. No one ever calls us either. Maybe we need a new phone 🙂

  4. That’s too funny! What a creative kid he is!

  5. LOL! That is so adorable! I loved the “I pressed the wrong button, Sorry” one lol. It’s so funny what little kids come up with.

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