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!"
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.ReplyDelete
I love the rationalization of kids.
I tried the banana approach. That wasn't good enough, though!Delete
My goofy boy!Delete
So did he have a snack? ;)ReplyDelete
Nope. I offered him a banana, but he wasn't interested. Apparently it wasn't that much of an emergency!Delete
I don't know. Sounds like a real emergency to me. :) *kidding*ReplyDelete
I wonder what the 911 dispatch person would've said when he heard my son's emergency. ;)Delete
haha and it has only just begun, your fridge will never stay full.ReplyDelete
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!Delete
Welcome to my world!Delete
It is amazing how kids think! I'll bet people who answer 911 get very interesting calls.ReplyDelete
Ha! I'm sure they get some real winners!Delete
haha...that's awesome. 911 as a pizza delivery service. I love it. Now FEED that boy before he dies. Geez! ;)ReplyDelete
I know - what kind of mom am I? LOL!Delete
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. :)ReplyDelete
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!Delete
He must be going through a serious growth spurt.ReplyDelete
Yeah. I think you're right!Delete
*LOL* How dramatic! I do wonder what the 911 operator would've said.ReplyDelete
He probably would've given my boy the pizza shop's delivery number. ;)Delete
You do have one drammatic kid! But it surely must at the boredom out of your life!ReplyDelete
Yes, I'm never bored with my family and pets around!Delete
lol. I'm sure not only he would've died, but the world would've ended as well ;)ReplyDelete
Indeed. I wonder if the Mayans would've predicted that? :)Delete
He's too cute and funny. I wonder how the 911 operator would have handled his call. :)ReplyDelete
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! :)Delete
I hope he had a very satisfying dinner. Had the 911 call been put through...that would've made another interesting story!ReplyDelete
Yes, he thoroughly enjoyed his dinner. I bet that little story would've made for a good book!Delete
Mine is a trip and a half!ReplyDelete
Sounds like someone is getting ready for a major growing spurt. Hope he felt full after he got to eat dinner.ReplyDelete
He was hungry two hours later!Delete
LOL! What a character! I think little boys have hollow legs. ;)ReplyDelete