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.
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.
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!
Oh no.....LOL Luckily, I'm past those years. Now, I just have to wonder if she's coming home tonight.
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".
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*
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! I suppose the worrying doesn't diminish even when they're 18, huh?
My mother would argue that the worrying never stops.
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.
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... 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...
omgosh that response she gave you is priceless! Don't we all?
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.
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
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
I could hear someone on the line so took it and asked who it was. I felt kinda silly too
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