Originally Posted by cobalt60
Ok the story now. Just remember AQ what you have to look forward to
Last night I came home and the house was completely empty. Hubs and Sam were at a teacher meeting and Nate SHOULD have been home. After phone calls to friends, neighbors and a trip to the school no Nate. Then I remembered that he said he had a Math Meet. So I called the boy he walks to and from school with and sure enough I was told that Nate hadn't walked home with him because there was a Math Meet. I go back to the school at the usual designated time and no bus, no kids, no other parents. I think OMG! I go home check the actual Math meet schedule and it says FEB 1st not JAN 31st. Call hubs and then 911 to report him missing. I felt stupid but nothing was adding up. Of course I live in a small town and everyone knows everybody. Meet up with the policeman and call hubs asking him to go back to the school. We finally find Nate on a bus coming from the Math meet. Hubs calls back and says the other parent at the school is also getting upset. He tells her it is ok the bus is on its way home. Finally 1 hour 45 minutes after the bus was due back- the phone rings and Nate says "Hi mom, it is so nice to be loved and missed".
What a kid. I still feel a bit stupid but not overly.
The joke- I laughed with the policeman stating that already I was calling them and Nate wasn't even a teenager yet
Glad Nate is safe!
I totally understand all the emotions you must have felt! Sometimes my mom likes to repeat things 20958235 times to me on the phone, telling me I should remember to do this, not do that, I eat and sleep properly..that I get impatient and tell her to stop! "Yeah I know mom!"
Then she tells me to shut up and that I would understand once I have my own child
, that I'd be worried and constantly thinking of him/her when they're away.
I love my mom!
Speaking of 911...I remember this incident several years back...I think my brother accidentally hit "911" on the phone once (he was like 5 at the time
) and all these cops came to our house. My parents opened the door and told the cops nothing was wrong, but the cops kept eyeing my dad suspiciously lol. I think they must have thought there was domestic violence going on and that my mom called 911 and my dad's presence was pressuring my mom not to say anything to them at the door.
The cops kept trying to sneak peaks through the windows right after that to make sure everything really was okay.
My brother got the chiding of his life about the seriousness of 911 after that.