Halloween took a sad turn when DS4 came down with a nasty stomach virus and had to skip the candy grab.
But it also resulted in a moment we will remember for decades to come. Before the puking commenced, DS kept telling us he was too sick to trick or treat, and I guess he felt we weren’t taking him seriously enough.
He disappears upstairs, comes back down holding a phone and telling me, “You have to talk to the girl.” I took the phone, told him to stop playing with it and hung it up. A few seconds later it rings. Caller ID says “Anonymous,” I assume it’s a telemarketer, and ignore it. Then it rings again immediately. I answer, ready to lay the smackdown on the persistent shill.
“Hello, this is Orange 911. We received a call from a 4-year-old in your house who says his stomach hurts and he can’t go trick-or-treating?”
Never have I laughed so hard while simultaneously wanting to crawl under a rock and hide.
The 911 operator was clearly amused, and said she had to call back to make sure everything was OK. She also politely asked me to have a talk with him about the purpose for 911. I had no idea he even knew what 911 was! I asked him where he learned about it and he said, “From the conductor on the train.” Um, we’ve been on a train exactly twice. No idea what he’s talking about, LOL.
So, that’s two major parenting fails in one week, for those of you keeping track at home. Totes worth it for the laugh I had!
How was your Halloween? What are you up to this weekend? Chat away!