Weekend Open Thread

October 31, 2014

Halloween took a sad turn when DS4 came down with a nasty stomach virus and had to skip the candy grab.

But it also resulted in a moment we will remember for decades to come. Before the puking commenced, DS kept telling us he was too sick to trick or treat, and I guess he felt we weren’t taking him seriously enough.

He disappears upstairs, comes back down holding a phone and telling me, “You have to talk to the girl.” I took the phone, told him to stop playing with it and hung it up. A few seconds later it rings. Caller ID says “Anonymous,” I assume it’s a telemarketer, and ignore it. Then it rings again immediately. I answer, ready to lay the smackdown on the persistent shill.

“Hello, this is Orange 911. We received a call from a 4-year-old in your house who says his stomach hurts and he can’t go trick-or-treating?”

Never have I laughed so hard while simultaneously wanting to crawl under a rock and hide.

The 911 operator was clearly amused, and said she had to call back to make sure everything was OK. She also politely asked me to have a talk with him about the purpose for 911. I had no idea he even knew what 911 was! I asked him where he learned about it and he said, “From the conductor on the train.” Um, we’ve been on a train exactly twice. No idea what he’s talking about, LOL.

So, that’s two major parenting fails in one week, for those of you keeping track at home. 😉 Totes worth it for the laugh I had!

How was your Halloween? What are you up to this weekend? Chat away!