Thursday, February 21, 2008

911...What's your emergency?

Yep. Jake called 911 the other day. (Under Troy's supervision) I was upstairs getting ready, and the phone rang. I picked it up, and heard, 911, what's your emergency. Oh, my heart sunk. As I made my way downstairs, I told the operator that my son must have done it, and I apologized. She proceeded to get tons of information from me. When I got to the bottom of the stairs, Troy looked at me, and realized what Jake had done. He started getting after Jake for calling 911 at the most inopportune time. The operator heard Troy in the background and asked if I was SURE I didn't need help. As I was trying to get Troy to shut up, I assured her all was well. Thank heavens they didn't send anyone out! I had a talk with Jake afterwords telling him that people who really did have an emergency had to wait on hold, and that I was proud of him that if he needed to, he could get help, but he couldn't just call them whenever he wanted. Jake is pretty tender hearted and felt very bad! I hope that's the last time they're called!

5 comments:

Leisa said...

I laughed at your story Jen because
I remember when I was little my brother and I called 911 without my parents knowing. 3 huge fire trucks showed up because my brother kept yelling fire truck (he couldn't say truck very well so it just sounded like fire) in the phone.
Thankfully the fireman were understanding.
I like what you told him though. I'm sure he won't call again. It will make for a funny story when he is older I am sure.

Nurse Heidi said...

I remember when my sister called 911. She was so scared that she ran all the way to the bottom of the field after she hung up. They fortunately only sent a cop and not the whole fire engine/ambulance parade to check it out.

Fonnesbeck Family said...

Funny later, but not so much at the moment, that's for sure.

NASA said...

Jake cracks me up!! What a little mischievous monster...I just love him!! After I read this yesterday, I decided it was probably time to teach Arwen her numbers...

The Thomas Family said...

Funny Jake! I'm soooo glad we have yet to experience that one. Oops never mind. I just had a flash back, we actually had a police officer make it to our house. I must of blocked that one out! What kind of neglectant parents are we?!

Okay, I'm so glad your blog is up and running again. I thought it was just me. I couldn't get it to work for over a month there. I was just hoping it would get fixed. So, I haven't checked back for a week or so. (maybe two) Anyways, I'm so glad I can be back to stalking your blog once again.

By the way Kristen's school sounds awesome! Wish I could of had something like that for Karly. About the ten minute drive thing. That is too funny. You guys in Utah are so spoiled. It takes me any were between 12-20 minutes to take Karly to her public school every day. Aren't I such a winer?!