5.29.2009

my date with a fireman...

I hate to toot my own horn, but the reality is.....i receive many awards in the mothering department. I also hate to disappoint ladies like "Pioneer woman" and "dooce", but it's just the truth. I love to bake cookies with the children....so much so, that yesterday as i was wallowing in my "life defining moment", i grabbed my favorite box of oatmeal cranberry cookies from Trader Joe's. I always keep a box of them in the freezer for those moments of baking with the children......






....so we opened the bag of already rolled and ready to put out on the cookie sheet....when i heard the sound of a fire truck.........hmmmm.....i thought to myself as i looked around the kitchen and noticed NO children were helping me bake cookies.....strange i thought............it sounded like the fire truck was right outside my front door........i better take a look........









.....and still no children.......but then another fire truck pulled up.......








...I had a feeling that the award i was supposed to receive this evening ......was not going to happen....











.....and instead was indeed going to "pioneer woman"....... Can i ask you now.....why..oh..why....

do kids like to take the phone and hide in the closet to crank call 911?....and why do they yell...

FIRE.....and hang up....

why?.....







.....thank GOD they didn't say.....my mom has a belt in her hands and she's going to beat me....no....
thank goodness they didn't say that......











....so my lovely readers....i am so sorry to have to forfeit my lovely award this year.....i guess i can try again next year?.....











77 comments:

traci said...

OH NO!!! i am kind of speechless, did your kids do that?

Simone said...

Oh my goodness, I am laughing so hard - I shouldn't be I know but I can't help it!!!
Simone :)

apriliniowa said...

Priceless! haha. :)

flax and spindle said...

Say it ain't so!! are you kidding me?!!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

SHUT! UP! Are you SERIOUS????????

I think your kids & I would get along great! That just sounds too funny! I know...when you think about it, its probably not good to tie up firemen when they might be needed at another job... But you gotta admit. That was a good one! Tell those kiddos Miss Ruth just high-fived them! :)

BTW, did you at least give the poor guys the cookies? Pretty good timing -- fresh-baked cookies upon arrival... Hey! That sounds like a plan! Start baking cookies and right about when they're ready to come out of the oven, summon the firemen and then present them with a plate of the goodies as you say "Oops! False alarm!" :)

Hon, posts don't get any better than this one. Really, they don't. :)

Hi to those kids for me!

Ruth

Zoë Moët said...

Well, in truth, you probably didn't have the belt in hand until after you discovered their little prank ;)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I am so sorry - but it makes a great story! Hopefully the cookies were delicious.

LuLu said...

I just spit out my hot tea all over my key board because of YOU! I was trying to hold in a laugh and choked cause I have a cold and was either going to die or spit out my tea! but i love your kids! please tell them not to tell my kids to ever do this! so so funny!
thanks for the laugh,
LuLu

Lissa said...

I would have been freaking, out... worrying they would tell me I was I was in trouble... knots in my stomach. But not you... You see this as a great blog post and run for your camera... I bow to you... queen of blogging. ;)

Dawn said...

Yikes!!! I totally would have freaked out!

Politics and Pearls said...

hahaha Oh my goodness!

luckygirlgifts said...

no worries. Our kids are supposed to do stuff that embarass us. Didn't know that when you had them did ya? It's not a reflection of you. I'm sure you still deserve that award.
It is actually pretty funny.

mandiegirl said...

OMG! :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh Kasey. I'm sorry! But it IS pretty funny.

Carmen said...

Oh my! I am chuckling now but if MY kids did that, I don't think I'd be laughing. Stinkers!

Federica said...

Oh my goodness!! Ha ha ha!!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

OMG, kids!!! You reminded me of the time my 1 yr old was playing with the phone while I was trying to make dinner, he dialed 911 and they sent police to my house to make sure we were ok, they wouldn't believe me that he was only 1 and couldn't talk to them on the phone! So embarrassing and funny at the same time!
Hugs~Kelly

C Maisy said...

Hey, send your kids to my house. I know my town has some good looking firemen.
Happy Friday!

Allegra said...

OH MY GOSH!!! No words....stumped!

Tara said...

All I could think of was...were the firemen cute? I am sorry but why are firemen always CUTE? Oh your kids, too funny..& I love that you grabbed your camera for the occasion, now that is a dedicated blogger! Happy weekend, enjoy those cookies, maybe the kids shouldn't get any now! ;)

Tamara said...

That is the greatest story!! It had to have been your boy??!!?! I love your attitude about the whole thing!!

Jen from WR said...

Oh how naughty! Good blog material though;)

Rachel said...

wow! that's like TV material...great story! It had me on the edge of my seat!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

ha!!! that is sooo funny!!!! i can only wait for the days when that happens!!! the funniest thing is that you stayed inside and took pictures. now that IS a great mother to record this moment for their baby albums. :)

Liz said...

Oh my gosh! I'm laughing. I dont know what's funnier, the fact that your kids did that, or that you had the presence of mind to photograph the events! Love it!

And hello.... I love those shutters on either side of the window. Fantastic!

paige said...

bwaaa ha ha!!

Julie said...

lol. I love that you captured it all with your camera. Brilliant! :) xo

Glitter and Bliss said...

No WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

nameisgrace said...

What a trip! ps...i clicked your blog read first cuz I saw cookies haha!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

I am laughing my butt off right now!!!! HAAHAHAHAHHAHA that is HILARIOUS!!!! I gotta meet your kids, I would LOVE them!

Bay said...

Oh my goodness was that funny!
I'm suprised they weren't suspicious of you, camera in hand and taking pictures of them to share with all of us. So glad that you did.
Still laughing....

Jemm said...

Oh my gosh! Are you really serious? That's awful. I feel for you.

gretchen said...

I don't understand how this might be considered a bad thing. In my book, any reason to hang out with FIREMEN (shy of having an actual...fire)is A-0K. I'm always coming up with reasons to drop by the station and say it's because my son loves it. Actually? He couldn't care less. That Firefighter Birthday Party? My idea. That Firefighter Halloween Costume? My idea. We live right around the corner from a firehouse, which worried me when we first moved in (endless sirens going off in the middle of the night and such), but then I realized that almost every day in the summer they all hang out outside the station washing the engine. Oh yeah. Firemen, water, muscles. Sigh. Sorry, I digressed...

Miss Charity said...

LOL!...I guess the award is going to be passed to me now...cause my 4 kiddos would NEVER do anything like that ;-)

J.J. said...

I bet it wasn't funny at the time...but that is sooooooooo funny now :) Thanks for sharing such a funny story today.

Now go bake some more yummy frozen medallions with the children. hugs :)

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

So...trying NOT to laugh! This is too funny, and yet I know if this happend to me...my kids would be very afraid...very...once they saw I had put on my angry eyes...they would be running! Oh, Kasey, I have come to the conclusion that kids just make our lives so much more interesting and exciting! What great memories you will have and stories to tell your grandkids one day! Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

Emily B said...

I am not going to lie...I think your kids have a lot in common with ME. In SF the firemen are HOT and my roommates and I would call them at the drop of a hat just to see them...ok maybe not the drop of a hat, but let's just say we weren't upset when the flat below us was smoking or when we had a mini electrical fire in the wall and had to have the fire dept. out to see us :)

McMaster and Storm said...

this is not april 1st, so it must be true????
aaaaaaack.
this has nothin' to do with parenting...just curious kids!
also, i bake these similar cookies from kroger, their brand and love them.......{calorie free!}

k

Brandie said...

Okay, that made me laugh out loud! Glad I'm not the only one handing over that award this year;)

Kari said...

Oh my gosh! I'm cracking up, sorry I can't help it. One day, you will look back and laugh at this story;o)

P.S. If it makes you feel better, my husband is a firefighter so they are used to getting all kinds of calls

The Little Red Shop said...

Wow...so did you take some cookies to the fireman???

: )

Julie M.

paperhill said...

ok, that is downright funny, i'm laughing out loud and glad that it was you and not me! what in the world did the fireman say? thanks for the laugh!

Janelle said...

Oh my goodness. Well you're not the only one. My oldest whenn he was 5 decided to call when I was in the shower. The phone kept ringing and I was getting annoyed by it. When I got out, I answered it and it was the fire dept. I knew then what had happened. Then I looked out the window and the truck wass there. They were knocking on the door and I said I was dripping wet as I had just gotten out of the shower. I asked if I could get dressed first and they said, "MAM, OPEN UP THE DOOR." So I did and was so embarrassed. Hair dripping wet with a towel wrapped around me, 9 months prego I might add, and of course they were hunks. Communication was pretty much non-verbal and they willing left. I'm sure they wanted to make sure mom was "normal" and that my child was o.k.

Moral of the story...Think twice before teaching your kids 911.

Kasey said...

I love that you picked up the camera to photograph the fire trucks!

christy said...

get out! That is too funny! I could so see my own son doing this. His idea of an "emergency" is still not fine tuned. Too funny! Thank you for sharing!

PS. Did you get to share some cookies with the Firemen?

Andrea said...

That is too funny...I shouldn't be laughing...but I am.

tracey said...

Well it made for a good story at any rate! Yikes! Don't worry you're still a fabulous mom, after all, we can't be responsible for watching them every second, right?!!! Have a great weekend:)
T

Simply Me Art said...

Well, which one of them did the Deed? That beats my now almost 14 year old and her friend calling the my nail salon and my dr. office making me appts.!I think Prank phone calls are a part of growing up!! Were they Cute? We have some good looking guys at our Firehouse. Im sure it happens weekly to them..Jamie

Fresh Mommy said...

LOL, that is hilarious. Kids definitely spice up life!! Haha.

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Sarah said...

LOL!!! There must be a theme this week!!!! You won't believe what my son did two days ago!!!
I was talking with my 10 year old son and I hear my 5 year old son blubber out Fire loudly. Surely not! But his tone made me take it seriously, I flew up the stairs to discover my bathroom trash can in flames and my son with his pants around his ankles crying and saying "I'm sorry mom!!"
My reflexes sucked, but I knew I couldn't leave the room to get the extinguisher so the 5oz disposable cups eventually saved the day with their spit of water on the blazes. Thankfully, other than the Target trash bag being cremated nothing was hurt!!! Amazing!!! Thankfully we just happen to have a metal trashcan in the bathroom....and uhm I am not lighting candles during the day anymore! :)

Tattered Goods said...

This too has happened to me, however, on a smaller scale they just called me back to make sure that everyone was ok :) I love Trader Joes and I have yet to have theses cookies, I will try and let you know what i think of them. Please stop by and say hello or better yet follow me on your blog as i follow you! loooove looove looove your humor and your blog.

Sheila

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Did you serve the firemen cookies, to smooth things over? Your story is awful-y funny :)

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Cookies...Mischievous kids and Firemen! What an eventful day you had! I'm stuck on the gorgeous picture of the bench under the window with that beautiful pillow! What a gorgeous room! Sorry, I really shouldn't be stuck on the photo...really has nothing to do with the post here, but I can't help myself!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Anna said...

That is one horrible, mortifying moment that makes the most fantastic story!

Linda Crispell said...

gone are the days of crank calling without everyone knowing who did it, curse that caller id!

MissBliss said...

my hubby and I are both laughing...
i used to make crank calls in the days before tech. caught up... :)

I was digging those cookies and then little did I know what a funny story was there, not the usual cookie post!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait till they get married and you are telling this story at all the events!!!!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

That is too funny! (uh..sort of) Love your blog and will definitely be back! Putting you on my list of favs!
Happy Weekend!
Kirsten

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

That is hilarious. I thought this was going to be a cookie recipe. Instead it was a recipe for disaster! Silly little kids!

truly blessed said...

It's 11:00pm and I'm laughing out loud. One day you'll be laughing too. :) Priceless.

Michelle Bebe said...

NO WAY! Oh my goodness. I am so sorry. That is so funny and so ummm spank worthy? Oh wait, then you might not get that award...

LissyLou said...

oh!! what terrors, don't you just love kids!?!
The cookies look like they turned out good though!

Evy said...

Haha, don't you just love it when kids do that?

You might be wanting to forfeit your mother reward this year, but I have nominated you for another award on my blog!

sweetpeaink said...

So darn funny! I've had the same thing happen with my sweetpea's...though it was police cars instead.
Ugh!
You win the award in my book
xoxo
Cristina

Nora said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe it. We all have been there. Lesson learned.

Getting excited for Farm Chicks!

Leah C said...

Well, at least there were qualified people on site when you suffered that "heart attack"...ohmygoodness, children do keep our lives exciting!

Laura said...

Thanks - I really needed a good laugh today! It's not funny and super funny, all at the same time!

tales from an oc cottage said...

This is probably indelicate to say, no less type...but I think I just wet my pants! Oh, how you will laugh about this one day! ;)

m ^..^

Cheryl ~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Kasey ~ Thanks so much for stopping by my blog ~ I So EnJoy visiting Yours All the Time ~ It makes Me Laugh & Smile.....
cheryl

♥Aubrey said...

Sweetie i know just how you feel. I've been here many of times and they're only 5 & 6. I've had both the firemen and police at my door :( How do we say it's the children?
Given the situation i don't think they think it's too funny. But hey it happens to ALL of us.
~I love that you captured the moment with your camera~

Rue said...

Alex did the same exact thing, except they just called me back instead of showing up LOL

I'm curious like Tara... were they cute??

Kacey said...

Oh no! You are too funny, taking the time to "capture the moment" with your camera for posterity!

stacy di said...

I relinquished my nomination for "mom of the year" January 2...I'm impressed that you held on to yours so long!

So funny...and I hope the firemen were cute too :)

melissa said...

Oh goodness, I can't tell you how much I love this post. Shouldn't be laughing, but how can you not?? :)

Bonnie said...

Oh the joys of parenting. I have two stories along those lines so I can commiserate with you. It's scary and frustrating all at the same time. And yes...I could relate with the desire to pull out the belt... It's a lesson they have hopefully learned and a stunt they NEVER pull again....

Jamie said...

Oh, no! ha,ha...good times!

Life with Kaishon said...

One time Kaishon called 911 when we were at the post office on a pay phone. I didn't even notice him using the pay phone. I had the police man scare him. I don't think he will ever call 911 again. Unless it is an emergency!