Yesterday I woke up hearing the baby talking in her crib. This isn’t unusual since Marin typically wakes up and plays in her bed before demanding that I get her out. She will finally get bored and demand that I get her up. But yesterday I not only heard her talking but I could hear another voice as well. This was disturbing since the two of us should have been the only ones in the house. I heard a woman saying, “Where’s your mommy? I need to talk to your mommy.” Marin then said, “Mommy seeping.”
I was half awake when I went into her room to investigate. I saw Marin standing in her crib, naked, talking on her cell phone which is just an old phone with no service. I took her phone and said ‘hello?’ thinking that she must have gotten the Sprint customer service people on the phone. Instead the woman identified herself as the 911 operator. I was shocked that Marin had managed to dial 911 with her random button pushing. The woman asked me my name and I told her. Then she wanted my address and I got a little nervous but told started to tell her anyway. Then I pretended to be losing the signal and hung up. I’m not sure why, it’s just that I was caught off guard and it just seemed easier that way.
I took my naked two year-old downstairs and was in the process of dressing her when the doorbell rang. There were two police officers at the door to investigate the disconnected 911 call. I discovered that the front door was completely unlocked when I went to let them in. They just laughed about the baby calling and left after making sure that was all it was. I realized that N had left the door unlocked and that I was lucky I didn’t awake to a couple of cops in my bedroom. I’m not sure what they would have thought upon seeing a naked toddler with a cell phone.
Marin is no longer allowed to have a charged phone. She spent much of the day yesterday handing me her phone saying, “Charge it” and “hewo boken”. Poor baby. Why can’t they make a toy cell phone that looks and sounds like a real one? She doesn’t want a toy phone that is the bright colors geared for kids. Everyone knows those won’t work in an emergency.