(by my children at 7:30 p.m. while I was out and they were at home, ostensibly getting ready for bed)
Jo (aka Bossypants): Okay, now you can talk.
O: No, who was THAT talking?
Jo: That's just a girl. Now talk.
O: Hi. Hi Mommy.
Jo: Okay she's not going to be on there. You're leaving a message right now.
O: But I'm trying to tell you something. Why isn't she talking?
Jo: Excuse me for a minute. One second. [To O: She can't right now. She's busy with someone. You're leaving a message.]
O: I'm just leaving a message. Ummmm...
Jo: Put the phone to your mouth so she can hear you. Otherwise the only thing she's going to hear is [...]
O: I'm just leaving a message because I'm leaving a message and I don't want Daddy to be by me.
Jo: Ask her if she can come home and do something with you.
O: I'm just leaving a message. And now there's a message.
Jo: He just wanted to ask you if you can come home and do something with him. When you get home please wake him up and do something with him. Bye-bye!