Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.
Prompt 2.) What did they get into now? Describe a time your toddler got into something they shouldn’t have.
Tyler was 14 months old. He had been doing the “holding on from one piece of furniture to another” bit, but he had not yet fully walked. That day he finally took his first full steps all by himself. I was so excited as any first-time mom would be! I hugged him and kissed him. “Yay, Tyler!” “Good job, buddy!” He was pretty proud of himself too.
I always keep a careful watch on him so I don’t know how this happened exactly, but suddenly the phone rings.
“Yes, ma’am, this is 9-1-1 emergency and someone just called us from your home.”
“There must be some mistake, I didn’t call 9-1-1…” I looked over at the phone and it was knocked down. I picked it up and saw 9-1-1 had been dialed! How does a baby who can pick from any random numbers on the telephone choose 9-1-1?!
“I’m so sorry. My baby knocked down the phone and he did dial 9-1-1, it was an accident!”
“Are you in trouble ma’am, is someone making you say this?”
“No! I swear, my 14 month-old called 9-1-1!”
The operator and I finally hung up. “Tyler! “, I said. ” You do not play with the phone. No! No!”
Five minutes later there was a knock on my door. “Please open the door, this is the police!”
Oh my God! I grabbed my baby prankster and opened the door with him. Thankfully, the officer seemed to be in good spirits. “Is this the culprit?”, he asked.
“Yes, you are welcome to look around but I swear to you, he really did call 9-1-1!”
The officer took a look around my apartment, was satisfied that there was no one pointing a gun at my head and left.
That day I was so happy that Tyler made his first steps, but so angry that on his first stroll he decided to dial 9-1-1!
He’s been trouble ever since.