Tuesday, July 29, 2008

9-1-1 What's Your Emergency??

So I usually run on the mornings when our babysitter comes over. Today I went running with my neighbor and her sweet kids came over to play and sit with Maria while we ran. When I got home, Gavin told me that he called 9-1-1 while I was gone and Maria informed me that they left a message on the answering machine. To make a long story short I called them back and spoke to the lady who informed me that Gavin called 8 times in ten minutes. I was NOT HAPPY and the 9-1-1 center wasn't happy either. Gavin and I marched straight up to his room and had a little chat. Our neighbor had told him to call and she was very apologetic as she thought it was a play phone, but Gavin knew better. So after Gavin got a swat and some time in his room he came down and just as he was leaving with Maria- the Sheriffs department showed up. Gavin started crying. He told me later that he thought the police were going to take him to Jail. It was a hard call as I was disciplining him. I wanted him to know it wasn't right but at the same time didn't want to scare him to where he wouldn't call in the event of an emergency. Anyway, I guess we know the little stinker is capable of calling if he needs too. But I can almost guarantee he won't be dialing that number again during play time.

8 comments:

Kristyn said...

OH MY GOSH!!! That is so funny, but also not so funny. I remember as a little kid calling 911. I got in SOO much trouble as well :) Silly kids

Lindsay Miller said...

LOL...I know it's not funny, but it kinda is! That is a hard one....it's like trying to teach your kids to be respectful to people and say hello in the store when people are speaking to them, but then again not to talk to strangers. If only we had a manual.....

ChrissyK said...

This is a good story to remember forever. This is one that you will be repeating at his wedding. :)

The Guess Family said...

That is too funny!!! Not so funny in the moment, but hilarious now!!! Poor guy thought he was going to jail! I remember my mom getting pulled over for speeding once when I was little. I was sure she was going to jail and I didnt' know what they were going to do with me!

Toni said...

I guess that would've been bad to run and get the camera when the sheriff was talking to Gavin! How funny!

MKHKKH said...

What a little turkey. That is too funny he thought they were there to take him to Jail. LOL. That is a hard call to decide how to punish him so that he will still do it if ever need be. You will be laughing about it when he grows up!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!!! That is so funny! My kids get freaked out when they open the door while the house alarm is set. They get all nervous, and ask if the police are going to come get them. We haven't had to deal with the 911 thing yet, but I'm sure that day is coming! Tiff H

Courtney said...

What a tough situation! But I'm sure he learned his lesson!