The Majyckyl Chylde

A close family member is not doing fabulously well. Complications from a drug treating a chronic illness that leads to other complications and other drugs with side effects that sometimes become complications and lead to tests that lead to more drugs and complications.

I got a call yesterday that she was heading to the hospital for tests, and while everything seems to be not too bad (I'll take "not too bad"), still, I worry.

And then there's Thalia. 15 month old Thalia. Who somehow manages to pick up my cell phone when I'm not looking, open it, dial this relative in need of cheerinig up, hit send, and leave a message on her voice mail.

Hi! Hi! Hi!

The relative's number was not stored in my ten most recent dialed numbers. Her speed dial is not readily accessible. Her name is not the first in my address book.

And yet somehow...

Thalia conducting her first seance.


Blogger metro mama said...

Brilliant. I bet it made his or her day.

10/17/06, 9:12 AM  
Blogger J said...

I'm guessing it worked, and it DID indeed cheer the sick person up.

Hope that person is indeed feeling better soon.

10/17/06, 9:29 AM  
Blogger lara said...

man, that's the coolest story i've heard in a while. thanks for sharing. :)

p.s. can i hire thalia to do a seance at my next party?

10/17/06, 9:53 AM  
Blogger Vikki said...

It is amazing the power in the smallest of voices.

10/17/06, 9:57 AM  
Blogger toyfoto said...

This happened to us, too. Almost exactly. ... the only difference was she typed a text message (since the phone guesses at the word when you type one letter) Hi, Dog.

10/17/06, 10:01 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

OK, for starters I hope your family member got a real kick in the pants laugh over Thalia's message...

But really... I am a little late to this party but hey, CONGRATULATIONS... a baby!!

10/17/06, 11:24 AM  
Blogger Daddy D said...

Always amazes me how these thing happen....always!

- Jon
- Daddy Detective
- www.daddydetective.com

10/17/06, 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Michele said...

Very cool. Out of the mouths of babes.

10/17/06, 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Asha said...

beautiful. I was pregnant with my daughter while a close family member was ailing...I've never been more aware of life's incredible tenacity and fragility. Wishing your loved one better.

10/17/06, 11:34 AM  
Blogger Jonathon said...

I love this story. Little-E used to call and leave me messages before she could talk. I'd just her mom's number in my phone and hear weird sucking sounds on the message.


10/17/06, 11:36 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Cool. She is a magical girl. You'll have to get her some baby tarot cards or something. Maybe she'll be able to predict the sex of Thalia II.

10/17/06, 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Mir said...

Oooooooh, spooky! But adorable!

10/17/06, 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Dana said...

Wow! That's quite magical! :)

10/17/06, 11:40 AM  
Blogger T. said...

Thalia bringing spooky joy.

I love it.

Here's to your relative recovering quickly and to Thalia delivering happiness and cheer wherever needed.

10/17/06, 11:42 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

I'm telling ya, kids know what's going on. They know things that we don't. Spooky.

My best to your relative. I hope "not bad" turns into "pretty good" and eventually "very good" real soon.

10/17/06, 11:51 AM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Wow! God, the Universe, or whatever you believe in must have known what would cheer up your relative. Hope s/he gets better.

10/17/06, 12:03 PM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

So yours has ESP too? Wait 'til she saves you from a blackout.

10/17/06, 1:06 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I have to share that my son picked up my phone and got my sister's voicemail and left her a meesage telling her about cars and bye-bye and cookie...but just like you the number had not been dialed recently and in the contacts she is about halfway down. (alphabetically). It still freaks me out when I think about it.
Hope your loved one got cheered by it all.

10/17/06, 1:11 PM  
Anonymous ali said...

kids are the best. :)

10/17/06, 1:15 PM  
Blogger MamaChristy said...

thanks for sharing that. I needed it.

10/17/06, 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Momish said...

Fabulous story! Sounds like Thalia is what they call "a healer".

10/17/06, 1:49 PM  
Blogger doow said...

Magical Thalia indeed! What a girl :-)
Best wishes to your relative, too.

10/17/06, 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

She really is an amazing baby. I never wrote to congratulate you on the knocked-up-edness and your maybe move to LA. (Congratulations!) If it happens my husband, baby & I would love to take you guys to dinner--Other Liz Not You

10/17/06, 1:57 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

You've got a gifted baby on your hands. Either that or a kid who will be asking you for her own cell phone by the time she's five. Gifted sounds better.

10/17/06, 2:22 PM  
Anonymous rachel said...

wow - that's amazing and inspiring.

I hope your family member feels better soon. Chronic illness sucks rocks.

10/17/06, 3:00 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

That is so sweet!
Hope your family member feels better and that all settles.

10/17/06, 3:01 PM  
Blogger jennster said...

that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!

10/17/06, 3:52 PM  
Blogger ECR said...

How about that?!?! Stories like those really remind me that there's more out there than meets the eye.

10/17/06, 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Kymba said...

How funny - my kid psychically dials her grandmother to come rescue her from my evil clutches. My mother sees this as less magical, and more of a cry for help.

Such good news about the pregnancy! What have you told the tiny T?

10/17/06, 4:14 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Weird... my 18 month old recently called my mom- we figured she hit redial or something. But then she called our cousin, who is just out of rehab and certainly needs cheering up- and I don't even know if I have his phone number anywhere.

10/17/06, 4:37 PM  
Blogger penelopeto said...

they just know. sometimes they get it sooo brilliantly right, like you describe.
sometimes, they wake up from the only nap they've taken that week as soon as your coffee is ready.

10/17/06, 4:40 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

as long as she doesn't see "dead people" I think you are all set.

10/17/06, 4:40 PM  
Blogger GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

I do so love her.

10/17/06, 4:51 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I can only imagine how happy she was to get that message. So freaking sweet. What a smart baby...toddler.

10/17/06, 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Thalia's got one of the cutest baby/toddler mouths ever.

Hope your relative is OK

10/17/06, 8:01 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...


That was The Twilight Zone theme.

(Hope that everything is okay for the extended Family-101.)

10/17/06, 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Sorry to hear a relative isn't well. I hope everything turns out okay.

Thalia is a magical child, indeed.

10/17/06, 9:57 PM  
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10/17/06, 10:11 PM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

It's amazing that they know just who to call! My little monkey called a woman my mother had called (at my house) to settle a car dent incident (that sooo wasn't my mom's fault). It was so inappropriate and hilarious that the monkey called her cuz this woman is such a bitch. And, then, yesterday, the monkey called a friend of mine in dire need of cheering up. They know a lot more than we think, I think! :)

I'm really sorry that your relative isn't well. Blessings....

10/17/06, 10:13 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

Amazing isn't it? She is just sharing her natural hopefulness maybe...

10/17/06, 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

It's crazy and awesome when stuff like that happens.

10/17/06, 10:25 PM  
Blogger Lady M said...

You know how so many new phone systems are touting voice recognition, where you can speak the name of a person in your address book and the phone dials? Maybe your phone secretly has "babble recognition" that interprets what babies say, and Thalia is making use of it!

10/18/06, 12:20 AM  
Blogger Queso said...

Very nice. Way to go T. Get that kid her own reality show, why don't you? Or. At least her own magic show.

10/18/06, 9:33 AM  
Blogger kfk said...

Somehow, she is just brilliant!

10/18/06, 10:01 AM  
Blogger Ericka said...

the lord (lady? yoda? whatever you believe in...), and cell phones, work in mysterious ways.

10/18/06, 10:12 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

There you have it -- proof that your child IS an Angel!

10/18/06, 2:03 PM  
Blogger Jess Riley said...

So sorry to hear of your family member's situation; but what a precocious angel that Thalia is!

10/18/06, 4:58 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

They can weave a strange magic these little ones of ours. I hope it helped the spirits of the person in question...

10/18/06, 5:48 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

Oh! What a nice message for your relative to get during what must be a very nerve-wracking time. Sweet.

10/18/06, 6:50 PM  
Blogger Piece of Work said...

That Thalia. YOu know she's going to take over the world, right? We've only got a few years left! :)

10/18/06, 7:03 PM  
Blogger K. said...

Wow. Aren't our babies amazing at this age??

10/18/06, 9:47 PM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Hey, children really ARE the best medicine (or phone calls). Let's hope she made a difference...

10/19/06, 12:05 AM  
Blogger CrazyGal said...

Wow! The powers that be!

Hope your family member is better soon...

10/19/06, 2:43 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Leave it to the kids, they constantly amaze me!!!

I bet she spread a smile as big as Manhattan over your family's face!


10/19/06, 5:22 PM  
Blogger Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Excellent. My blog is already pink, so I am super psyched to learn that it is not only a Purty color, it is an accidental public service. Excellent!

You are a good woman, Mom 101. Better late to the party, than not showing up, right?

Thanks for all the excellent tips on quality merch.


10/20/06, 6:40 PM  

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