Why I Didn’t Answer When You Called

CIMG2907The reasons I will tell you:

I was exercising.

I was in the bathroom.

I forgot to charge my phone.

We had guests over.

You just missed me.

The reasons I won’t tell you:

I was in the middle of a crossword puzzle.

I didn’t feel like talking.

I couldn’t find the phone.

My coffee had just reached the perfect temperature, and a moment’s delay would have ruined the whole thing.

Children were screaming at each other.

I wasn’t yet to the point that I was seeking an excuse to keep me from exercising.

I had peanut butter/honey/soapy water/bread dough/raw eggs/bodily excretions on my hands.

My four-year-old just had a mishap with glue, scissors, markers, paint, milk and/or library books.

We were doing homeschool and if I’d walked away, when I got back I would have had to search for my daughter until I found her hiding beneath the stairs or under a comforter, reading a book by the light of her headlamp.

I was stuck getting into or out of my sports bra.

I was writing a list of reasons I wasn’t answering the phone.