E - (holding the phone behind his back, speaking nervously) "Umm Mum, the police are on the phone, saying hello? hello?"
Me - "the Police?"
E - (bursting into tears and showing me the phone) "I..I..I called 9-1-1 to arrest C, he was being mean and hitting me and I wanted him to go to jail.."
Me - "What?" (suddenly realizing there is someone on the phone still)
I take the phone, "hello?"
"Hello 9-1-1, what's your emergency?"
"I am so sorry, my 5-yr-old.." What do you say at this point??
Luckily the operator was very kind when I explained my 5-yr-old twins were arguing while I was trying to make dinner, I actually think she must have heard the whole conversation between E and I. Still my name is now on record for calling.
Did we have a talk about what is really an emergency? Oh yes we did.