Madi has taught me that talking on the phone is not a natural thing.
She’ll listen. But then instead of talking, she’ll look at the phone to see where the person is that’s talking to her.
It’s not that she doesn’t carry on two-way conversations when she is with others in person. She’ll go on and on, whether we understand many of her words or not.
It’s just that the whole listen and talk thing without seeing the person doesn’t make sense to her, having a conversation while imagining what the person she’s talking to looks like. It would be fun to see how she reacts to iPhone’s Facetime, where she could see and talk to the person at the same time.
But soon she’ll learn to deal with this unnatural thing just like the rest of us, and she’ll be hard to get off the phone. It’s interesting how we adapt isn’t it?