Well it happened today!!! One of my children dialed 911 for no good reason. We were outside playing and I had the home phone and my cell phone on the patio table so I could hear them if they rang. Needless to say, one of my boys decided to play on the phone and dial 911.
He brought me the phone and here was the conversation:
Boy: Momma, the police are on the phone.
Boy: Yeah, I dialed 9221.
Me: Oh really! (Thinking he didn't dial the right number anyway.)
Boy: (Hands me the phone)
Me: Hello! (No one was there...so I hung up:)
I thought all was OK until the phone rang right back.
Phone: This is 911. Someone just called from this number is everything all right.
Me: Yes ma'am. Sorry my son got the phone and must have dialed it.
Phone: Ok, what is your name? How old is he?
Me: (Answered the questions.) Sorry about that.
Phone: Well, a police officer has to come out anyway and check it out to make sure everything is OK.
Me: OK :(
Well, that was our afternoon. Ms. Policewoman showed up right after we picked up the toys.
We all walked over to the car and said hello. She talked to the kids for a minute. Asked who called 911 and of course everyone looked at the guilty party and he started to cry. She told him that he was not in trouble but went over when you are supposed to call 911. She got a little info from me and then asked if they wanted to see the flashing lights!! They said yes of course and she asked my permission which I granted. However, I don't think this made a serious impact on him as much as I would have liked but it is over and there is always tomorrow.
Is there anyone else out there whose child or children have done the same thing? Go ahead...spill the beans:)