Mama Diaries

Monday, January 7, 2013

911 Emergency

My eight-year-old son has been eating me out of house and home.  During winter break, he never stopped pestering me about feeding him.  Yesterday took the cake.

"Mama, I'm hungry.  Can you make me a little snack?"

"No, Bubba," I replied.  "Dinner will be in about an hour and a half.  You can wait until then."

"No, I can't."  He walked over to the phone and began dialing.

"What are you doing?" I asked.

"I'm calling 911."

"What?  Put that phone down right now.  911 is for real emergencies.  You do not have a real emergency!"

"But Mama, this is  a real emergency.  If you don't feed me right now, I'm going to die!"
 

35 comments:

  1. Perhaps he can learn how to make a healthy snack of his own (raw veg and dip, or fruit). I used to let them have a few pretzels or crackers, to tide them over.

    I love the rationalization of kids.

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    1. I tried the banana approach. That wasn't good enough, though!

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    1. Nope. I offered him a banana, but he wasn't interested. Apparently it wasn't that much of an emergency!

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  3. I don't know. Sounds like a real emergency to me. :) *kidding*

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    1. I wonder what the 911 dispatch person would've said when he heard my son's emergency. ;)

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  4. haha and it has only just begun, your fridge will never stay full.

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    1. I'm really having a hard time keeping it stocked! Between my family, and all the other kids who invade my house, I feel like Old Mother Hubbard!

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  5. It is amazing how kids think! I'll bet people who answer 911 get very interesting calls.

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    1. Ha! I'm sure they get some real winners!

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  6. haha...that's awesome. 911 as a pizza delivery service. I love it. Now FEED that boy before he dies. Geez! ;)

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  7. In fairness, a snack is pretty serious business. ;) Love that it topped his emergency list! While night ideal, I would have been curious to hear how his 911 call went. :)

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    1. I didn't let him complete it! He actually tried something like that when he was four, and the dispatch dude called my house to find out what the emergency was!

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  8. He must be going through a serious growth spurt.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. *LOL* How dramatic! I do wonder what the 911 operator would've said.

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    1. He probably would've given my boy the pizza shop's delivery number. ;)

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  10. You do have one drammatic kid! But it surely must at the boredom out of your life!

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    1. Yes, I'm never bored with my family and pets around!

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  11. lol. I'm sure not only he would've died, but the world would've ended as well ;)

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    1. Indeed. I wonder if the Mayans would've predicted that? :)

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  12. He's too cute and funny. I wonder how the 911 operator would have handled his call. :)

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    1. Based on my son's last little stunt like that, I'd say the dispatch guy would've called me back and told me to get my boy under control! :)

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  13. I hope he had a very satisfying dinner. Had the 911 call been put through...that would've made another interesting story!

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    1. Yes, he thoroughly enjoyed his dinner. I bet that little story would've made for a good book!

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  14. Sounds like someone is getting ready for a major growing spurt. Hope he felt full after he got to eat dinner.
    : )

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  15. LOL! What a character! I think little boys have hollow legs. ;)

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