Thursday, October 25, 2007
Waiting for the police. . .
Yes, you read the title correctly. With our "record," I will not be surprised if they show up at any moment - thanks to dear Ethan!
It so happens that while I was in bed this morning (Seems acceptable to me since I am supposed to be there.), Seth had been hit with some type of Mark Twain like inspiration, for he was reading me the first two chapters of his book about "Ed and Fred." While I was enjoying the work of his pen, Ethan took it upon himself to open the front door to some strange woman who wanted to know where his parents "are." His "Daddy is gone, and Mommy is in bed." Seth walked out in time to hear her tell him to "shut the front door and lock it." Seth had never seen the woman which makes the matter more puzzling. I am very thankful it was not a "bad guy" since he would have been given free access to our place! Now, I am waiting to see if we get another knock at the door to check on the well being of our children. (We are such horrible parents, you know! :-)
Meanwhile I am going to get dressed and have a conference with a certain young man!
Hmmm - now where did I put my most pregnant looking outfit that will draw sympathy from an officer. . .
DISCLAIMER - After conversing with "The Culprit," I came to realize that the boys did come to my room to let me know someone was at the door. With the rate of speed at which I now move, I told them to ignore it. If it were a friend or neighbor, they would have first called. One son chose to obey, and the other, well. . .you know the story!
DISCLAIMER #2 - For those of you who are relatively new to my blog - Last year around this time, Troy and the boys were wrestling, and someone called the police because they "heard kids screaming." They obviously did not stick around to realize it was actually squeals and laughter! You can imagine our shock when officers were knocking around eleven at night! That is the incident to which I was referring in this post.

  posted at 10:21 AM  

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Oh no! That's a little frightening! Hope nothing else transpires!

At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Peggy B. said...

That would be scary wondering who was at the door.

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

Okay... now that is really scary! Maybe she was a saleswoman, or something... glad she wasn't a weird child snatcher! Amazing how people show up at the wrong moments! We've had scary moments, too, where I was horribly afraid that children services were going to arrive. One of my children used to scream everytime I washed her hair, cleaned her ears, and still screams (blood-curdling) when I cut her toenails... I have been so afraid that the neighbors would think I was killing her or something, and call 911. Once I had a little 3 year old boy I didn't know show up at my house, I had to walk down my street knocking on doors to find his home... NOW THAT could be reason enough to call 911! When I finally found his home, I don't think they even knew he was missing! I think actually this child did this alot, from what I was hearing from neighbors! Scary!

At 3:34 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

What's up with the picture of the red door? Now you just need to find a picture of that same door on a yellow house to make me happy! haha. lol! The lady probably assumed you're sleeping off your hang over from the previous night. How funny!

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Eek! That's scary. Shall I mail you the last of my ugly maternity clothes?

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Mom C said...

Where was Joanna at the time?

At 4:53 AM, Anonymous the grinch said...

what a brave little soldier. a man after my own heart. he should be applauded for his unwavering bravery. if you dare to knock on his door he will not be deprived from knowing who you are and what you want.reminds me of a certain girl cousin of his who says if anybody ever makes the mistake of grabbing her "they will be real sorry"

At 8:54 AM, Blogger Lori said...

Oh my, be sure and let us know if you find out who it was! Best of Luck!

At 9:18 AM, Blogger Julie Waggoner said...

Did I ever tell you about the time Jaida was on the porch roof from Janae's bedroom window?? I didn't know she was there and she had just come back in when I heard a knock at my was the police---an elderly neighbor lady was worried and called the police! Talk about embarrassing! The same lady knocked on my door one day to inform me Jaida was sitting on our front lawn naked!!!(doesn't it sound like I'm such an attentive Mom?--I do have a big house and sometimes it was hard to keep track of them)

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

Nancy, I thought of you when I chose the red door picture. :-)

As for Joanna, she had been up late and was still catching a few ZZZ's. I have been workin' that girl!!! Hee. Hee.

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Martha C said...

"Grinch," I can just imagine my niece saying that! :-)

Julie, Those stories are hilarious!!!!! They have got to be some of the best in that category!

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

I really must drive by Julie's house more often, since I don't have a TV... :)

At 10:17 AM, Blogger The Grahams said...

Just so you know, I repeat the Troy-wrestling-with-the-boys story at least weekly to illustrate the misunderstanding when making reports to Child Protective Services.


At 6:55 PM, Blogger Martha said...

Have any of you ever thought, "I wonder why the neighbors don't first call me, before calling 911?" Talking about not feeling like your a good Mom---We've had the child services called out for us, the police about 4 times and the Humane Society once. I must say, "We enjoy laughing and telling others about some of those incidents. So take heart 'young mothers' you may enjoy some more excitement in your life time.


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