My 8 year old just called 911...

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  1. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 8 years ago

    My husband and I were hanging out talking, when we got a knock at the door.  Strange, we thought, it's 9 pm here, who on earth would be at the door at this hour?  Well, there was a police officer at the door telling us they'd received a 911 call from our phone.  I immediately said:  "Well, we do have kids."  All the kids (except one) came running downstairs trying to see what the commotion was about.  The officer asked if either of them had made the call.  "OH, noooo!" 

    She was finally satisfied it was a false alarm, so the officer left.  We grilled the kids, got nuthin', just responses like "I was reading."  and "I was trying to plug in my light."  We checked redial on our two cordless phones, but couldn't do that in the girls' room.  My husband was all panicked someone had made a mistake and they went to the wrong house.  He was ready to call the police back.  I was suspicious.  Finally my 8 year old daughter fesses up and says:  "Mommy, I do really stupid things sometimes."

    Anyway, have any of your kids "tested the system" this way?  I'm so embarrassed.

    1. goldenpath profile image69
      goldenpathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      She was just demonstrating the art of "practice makes perfect."  Not to worry.  A few more times and she'll be a pro at it. smile smile

    2. profile image50
      neverendingdreamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Every child makes silly little mistakes, on the other hand you should think of this as a positive, now you know if ever you or your husband or one of the other kids got hurt or were stuck in a bad situation she'd know immediatly what to do!

  2. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Oh no.....LOL   Luckily, I'm past those years.  Now, I just have to wonder if she's coming home tonight.

  3. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 8 years ago

    oh boy, I'm not looking forward to those years.  I have an 11 1/2 year old who's definitely "coming into her own".  roll

  4. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I get so aggravated with her.  She's 18, and I know where she is.  So, it's not like she's 15 and I have no clue.  She's even on our street....just 1/2 mile to a mile away.  But, she just doesn't know when to call it a night and come home.  She ends up staying too late and falling asleep.  *sigh*

  5. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 8 years ago

    I am going to be such a worry wart, I already know that.  I have no clue how I will sleep without them being home.  Hopefully they'll sneak out like I did so I won't even know they're gone!  lol  I suppose the worrying doesn't diminish even when they're 18, huh?

    1. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mother would argue that the worrying never stops.

      1. TamCor profile image79
        TamCorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And I would have to agree with her, lol!

        My kids are all in their 20's now...and I still worry when I can't get a hold of them. lol

        MY mom worries about me, too, so I know that we all have a long road of worrying ahead of us, hahaha.

        wordscribe--Our youngest son called 911 when he was two years old...not on purpose, of course, we just made the mistake of letting him play with the cordless phone, lol... big_smile  They didn't come to our door, though, they just called back because, for some reason, no one talked to them when they answered the call... lol

        1. momsmanyhatz profile image60
          momsmanyhatzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          omgosh that response she gave you is priceless! Don't we all?

          1. wordscribe43 profile image90
            wordscribe43posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I know, out of the mouths of babes, right?  It's so hard to keep a straight face sometimes!

        2. wordscribe43 profile image90
          wordscribe43posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Glad it's not just mine... 

          I know the worrying never stops, I see my mother still fretting about us.  I am just totally scared about the teenage years, honestly.

  6. xixi12 profile image70
    xixi12posted 8 years ago

    At least she fessed up, children that age tend to lie especially seeing the commotion she had caused. No need to be embarrassed she is only practicising, i know how many times i have called 911 from my mobile phone just to be sure they are responsive.
    Naughty i know hmm

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Small childen can be excused from this unacceptable behaviour - but adults??
      Someone who really needed the emergency services could have needed to get through - but couldn't because of numpties dialling 911 just to see if they were responsive.

  7. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Classic story to roll out year on year WS. Make her wish she'd never touched the phone lol!

    One of mine did it. He was yapping away on the 'phone, was about two at the time. I asked what he was doing, playing with the phone (wasn't allowed) and he said - 'talking' ... meh roll

    I could hear someone on the line so took it and asked who it was. I felt kinda silly too smile

 
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