Mama Diaries

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mama is in Trouble, AGAIN!

I can't seem to keep myself out of trouble.  Yesterday's escapade involved a party invitation.  You wouldn't think I could get in trouble with that.  But I did.

My daughter was invited to a birthday party.  She asked me to call the number and RSVP for it.  So I did - in the middle of the afternoon.  I was expecting either a voice mail, or an adult on the other end.  That's not what I got.

"Hello?" the voice answered.  It was clearly a young person.

"Hi," I said with my still-hoarse voice.  "Can I talk to your mom?"

"Who is this?" the voice asked.

"Sherry Ellis.  I'm (insert my daughter's name) mom.  I'm calling to RSVP for the birthday party."

Two seconds later, I heard another voice.  It was strangely familiar.  "Mom?" it said.

It was my daughter.  "Why am I talking to you?" she asked.

"Why am I talking to you?" I asked, equally confused.

"Mom, the teacher's coming. I'm not supposed to be on the phone during school.  You just got me in trouble!"

Great.  All I did was call the number on the invitation.  Why in the world was it to a kid's cell phone? And why did my daughter have to be sitting next to the said kid in class?  Now I'm in trouble for getting my daughter in trouble!  Oy!

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  1. Why is the other kid answering a cell phone in class?

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  2. Silly, silly situation. I'd have never thought it wasn't an adults number.

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    1. In all of my experiences RSVPing, I've never been given a kid's cell phone number.

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  3. Wow what are the odds :) too funny. I had to re-read this twice because at first I thought it was your daughter who answered. Plot twist!

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  4. That girl should be in trouble for answering her phone during class. My daughter's school takes the phone for the day if the kid is caught using it during class.

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    1. I don't know what happened to the girl's cell phone. It was a substitute teacher, so she may have been allowed to keep it.

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  5. Hmmm couldn't she have rsvp-ed right there with the kid? lol

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    1. Exactly. I told my daughter to tell her friend she's coming to the party, so I don't have to go through that awkward situation, again.

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  6. well, did you ever figure it out?

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    1. The number on the invitation was the kid's cell phone. I told my daughter to tell her that she'd be coming to the party.

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  7. Oh no! That's odd that the RSVP number wasn't for the parents' phone. And why in the world would the girl answer the phone during class, and then give it to your daughter? She was asking for trouble.

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    1. Crazy stuff! I don't understand how kids think.

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  8. Ha! So, is the friend organizing her own party? I suppose that shows initiative, but still it's highly unexpected.

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    1. I don't get it. Usually parents organize everything. Makes me wonder what kind of party this is going to be. I may have to stick around and supervise!

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  9. they let them have their phones on at school? I usually confiscate the phone when I catch a pupil with it :)

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    1. I didn't think they were supposed to have phones on in school. I don't understand, either.

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  10. I guess the age for handling telephones is getting younger and younger.
    Sorry that you are in trouble. I am sure you will be fine.

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  11. That's awfully weird to put the daughter's mobile number as the RSVP :P

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    1. I agree. The parent should've at least put an email address to RSVP to, if she didn't want to handle phone calls.

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  12. Kind of weird giving the kids cellphone to rsvp

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  13. Put a KID in charge of collecting RSVPs for a party? What could possibly go wrong with that? LOL.

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  14. Cell phones should be turned off and put away in a book bag or locked up in a locker. You did nothing wrong. It's not your fault.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you. I feel so much better, now.

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  15. Ha!!! I can't believe they put the kid's cell on the RSVP! That's definitely not your fault :)

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    1. That's the craziest thing I've ever seen.

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  16. Oh no! *LOL* It is strange to RSVP to a kid's number, though.

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    1. I really don't understand. Why wouldn't the parent put her number on it?

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  17. I'm not even allowed to have my phone at work. If it's not in my locker, I better not be clocked in or I'll be written up (and I'm the boss!).

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    1. I think kids use these phones in school like iPods. That's why they have them.

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  18. It is just so complicated these days. Cell phones should be banned inside classrooms.

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    1. I think so, too. Keep them in the locker if they're needed.

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  19. Wow, I thought cell phones were to be shut off during school hours. I'd say you are not in trouble. You didn't know the RSVP number wasn't the home number or for an adult.

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    1. This was certainly not something I was expecting!

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  20. Bad mom! I did a similar thing once thinking it was going to my daughter's voice mail while she was at school.

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    1. We parents can find ourselves in trouble so easily!

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  21. I send texts to my daughters' phones while at school, but I expect that the phone is on silent and the texts will be read at the end of the school day, not in class. Hopefully the teacher understood the mix-up, but the phone's ringer should not have been on!

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    1. I hope she understood, too. I had no idea I was calling a kid's cell phone!

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