Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It's 3:30 in the morning ... do you know where your children are?

We usually do.

Know where our children are, I mean. At least last night we knew exactly where J-bear was at 3:30 a.m.

She was in her bed down the hall.


Why, yes, I was asleep right next to him at the time. Thanks for asking!

Here's how this went.

Ms. J had been sick most of the weekend, running a high fever with a sore throat.

Ah, strep, perhaps?

No, more like some nasty bug that burns itself out in a couple days. We ruled out strep in a Sunday morning run to urgent care, and by Sunday night she was doing much better.

So it was to be back to school on Monday morning.


There I was, sound asleep, minding my own business when *deedle deedle deedle doo doo deedle doo* the Wonderhubby's cell phone -- signaling a text message -- jolted me awake.


I growled at WH: "What does she want?" (I knew who it was. There is only one possible culprit.)

"Her throat hurts and she doesn't think she can go to school."

Did I say it was 3:30 in the morning?

Was this something we REALLY needed to know before ... say ... 6 a.m.?

The only reason WH wasn't as angry was that he was already up (men and their tiny bladders -- gah!), but to his credit, his annoyance level was high that she woke me up ... especially because then?


Needless to say, this led to a cranky day for me.

And a new rule: Unless there are copious amounts of blood or other inappropriate bodily fluids, you may not text us between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.


Never mind the weird part about her texting us from down the hall.

But you wanna know the funniest thing?

At about 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, she texted her father again.


Can you say ab.so.lute.ly. NOT?


wright said...

Laugh out loud that she texted you from down the hall! (Is texted a word?!?!) Sounds like all those high school kids I used to teach.

nikki said...

I think I would have taken the cell phone away at that moment.

Simply Jenn said...

That is SOOOOO funny. I mean, not funny for you, but quite hilarious on it's own. I think Kelsie knows I would kill her if she texted me at 3:30 AM, but no other time is off limits for her.

Mandy said...

Tooo funny! I'm so glad my daughter isn't old enough for a cell phone yet. Haha.

Canadian flake said...

My dear daughter is supposed to be getting a cell phone for her bday in March...told her that if she is using it in the middle of the night I WILL hide the body where no one can find it..then keep the phone for myself..lmaooooo.

Megnificent said...

LOL That is totally cute. Can't wait for my turn! ha!


The oldest two boys have a cell phone, my youngest two are too young...and you wonder why I don't have a cell phone? Bwuhahaha...um, sorry she woke you though.

kitten said...

My KB has the Flu! Hope yours gets better soon.
Sounds like my boys!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Hell to the NO!

Burfica said...

hahahaha yeah my son used to try the I'm sick, but not sick enough that I can't watch t.v. and play video games and eat chips and dip all day.

Once he learned that if he's sick it means bed, no t.v. no music, no games and nothing but soup when I make it. He goes to school most the time. hehehehe

Alison said...

Awww sweet revenge. My daughter is home sick today also...well not really sick, the kind of sick where you really just want to lay on the couch all day and watch TV sick....so home she is..but I had to remind her that she could not go to play rehearsal today!! I think she kind of forgot about that!!

~JJ! said...

That is very funny.

Sweet revenge.

dawn224 said...

this is one of those times that the fact she is alive is proof you love her.

Phoenix said...

This is why my phone gets turned to vibrate every night. Cause my brother and cousin are bad about that not thinking things thru thing.

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm back...just wanted you to know there is something waiting for you on my Wednesday blog!!

Jenni said...

I am the worst texter in the world. It takes me, like 10 minutes to text "when are you coming home?" And I cannot bring myself to write R U, even if it is acceptable.

I have a friend from church who said her teenage daughter texts an average of 9000 a month. Nine Thousand! And, apparently, that's not that odd.

I'm so old.

Pamela said...

I think about the letter we found in grandmother stuff... saved from her son who was somewhere in Europe in WWII. Couldn't tell his mom where he was --
took who knows how long to get there.
By the time she got the letter, he ws probably somewhere else entirely.
She was worried like every other mom.

And now kids text at 3 in the morning, from their bedroom.

What a world.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Note to self: Do not give the Toddler a cell phone until she's at least 80, lest she text you in the middle of the night.


Mr Lady said...

Dude, I am cracking the hell up over here. That's freaking AWESOME.

And, btw, her grammar is admirable.

Huckdoll said...

I totally remember pulling this sort of stuff on my parents too. And it only gets worse!

lisa marie said...

Kids! Oh yeah, we text each other in the same house all the time. We're too lazy to get up and go to the other or whatever. But no yelling. . . or thumping. Yes, I have thumped before to get my child, in the basement, to come up.

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