Wednesday, May 13, 2009


A year ago I left the kids with our regular babysitter so my friend Linda and I could go to the temple. This baby sitter just happens to be her oldest daughter Caty. Now Caty is the oldest of six so not a whole heck of alot gets past her. Therefore the boys don't like her. Seeing how this would be for only 3 hours during the middle of the day we I did not forsee any problems with this situtation.

Came home to complete madness. Daniel tried to pop up a bag of popcorn for approx. 15 minutes. Causing a small fire in the microwave. ( My BRAND NEW microwave) Ike tried to take off to the park but was reigned back in, because he is NOT allowed up there when we are not home. The girls were in the end stage of potty training and refusing to wear diapers for Caty so that way she did not have to play "potty tag" with them. As we walked in the door Jakey was laughing about calling 911. We did not take him seriously and started taking care of the other situations. Then the phone is the transcript from the actual 911 call.

Me: "Hello, Brown's"

911: "Hello Mame, we just got a call from this number."

Me: "WHAT!"

911: "Yes, we received call from a Jacob Brown. Does he live there?

Me: "Yes" (inside my head, Not for long!)

911: "Is everything okay there?"

Me: "Yes" (IMH for the time being!)

911: "We were informed that the babysitter was running around cutting off the childrens heads."

Me: "No." (IMH, Heads are gonna roll when I get off this phone!)

911: "So there is no emergency?"

Me: "No" (IMH give me a few minutes and i will call you back with a more current answer.)

911: "Do we need to send out a patrol car to check on you?"

Me: "No, thank-you" (IMH, I don't need witnesses.)

911: "Please inform your child that 911 is not a toy."

Me. "Oh yes, I definatly will. I am very sorry for wasting your time." (IMH, I am gonna inform him so hard he won't be able to sit for a week!)

I have never had a kid call 911 until then. Which is kinda a shock considering what goes on inside this house. Poor Caty never babysat again. I did not go out for a very long time after that. Daniel is now old enough to babysit and the girls are easier to watch. Sorta. Even then he only babysits for a hour or so at a time. Gotta break him in slowly.

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! I wonder when this will happen to me. Savannah typed in 119 on the phone once. At that time I thought there was no way in heck that a 2 year old could accidentally call 911 - but it just so happened that when she grabbed the phone, that is where her thumbs held on. Eeeks.