Sunday, January 28, 2007

Why parents drink

Recently my friend sent me this e-mail, and it is too cute not to post.

A boss wondered why one of his most valued employees had not phoned in sick one day. Having an urgent problem with one of the main computers, he dialed the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper,"Hello.""

Is your daddy home?" he asked.
"Yes," whispered the small voice.
"May I talk with him?"
The child whispered, "No."

Surprised and wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your Mommy there?"
"May I talk with her?"
Again the small voice whispered, "No."

Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, "Is anybody else there?"
"Yes," whispered the child, "a policeman"
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked, "May I speak with the policeman?"

"No, he's busy", whispered the child.
"Busy doing what?"
"Talking to Daddy, Mommy and the Fireman," came the whispered answer.

Growing more worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter through the earpiece on the phone, the boss asked, "What is that noise?"
"A helicopter " answered the whispering voice.
"What is going on there?" demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive.

Again, whispering, the child answered, "The search team just landed the helicopter."Alarmed, concerned and a little frustrated the boss asked, "What arethey searching for?"

Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle: "ME!"


marina said...

Cute! Although not so cute when it's your own kid!! When my daughter was 3, she decided to play hide and seek with me while shopping at Target and I along with a team of security people and several other good samaritans found her 15 minutes later hiding in between the racks in the Boys department. I have never fully recovered from it. Kids will age you!!

MiniMe BabyGear said...

15 minutes is forever when you can't find them! I probably would have been in tears!

That would be enough for me to buy the "kid leash" :-)