When I was little, I remember having an old Bakelite dial telephone to play with. My sister and I would have pretend conversations with all sorts of people.
When Pearl was a toddler, she was given a chunky toy cellphone as a gift.
About four years later, Fainjin was given a much slimmer toy cellphone, with a colour screen, holographic pictures and more ring tones.
Babess was playing with that one today – she has such realistic half-conversations, sometimes it’s hard to remember it’s a toy phone – when Fainjin came up and asked to have it.
“I’m talking!” she protested.
“But I want to play Angry Birds!” he countered.
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