Gone are the days of payphone use for most kids who participate in after-school activities; now, many school children have their own cell phone within arm’s reach! That goes for Julianne Moore‘s son, Cal, who is just "starting to do stuff by himself," warranting — after a bit of "begging" — a new cell phone from his mom and dad, director Bart Freundlich.
Although 10 ½-year-old Cal was thrilled with his new gadget, Julianne admits that when it comes to answering the phone — despite only having four numbers programmed — her son could still use a little practice. The 47-year-old actress told Rachael Ray her son is "so nervous" when his phone begins to ring, and shared that her first phone conversation with her son was a bit rocky. She said,
"So you hear, he’s like, ‘Hello?’ I said, ‘Cal, this is Mommy!’ And he’s like, ‘What?’ ‘It’s Mommy!’ ‘What?’ ‘Is Dad there?’ ‘Well, yeah, but who is this?’
In the Moore-Freundlich household, there’s been much excitement over Cal’s new phone; Julianne reveals that during a recent family dinner, 6 ½-year-old daughter Liv Helen tried out her texting — and spelling — skills by sending messages to her brother.
"She spent the evening texting things like ‘poooop, poooop,’ ‘cat in the hat,’ ‘fat,’ ‘bat,’ ‘poooop.’"
Source: Rachael Ray