If there is one thing that I’ve instilled in all three of my children, it is the importance of not disrupting me at work, unless it is an emergency.
That being said, when I see one of their numbers come up on my cell phone, I’m struck with panic.
Oh God, I hope everything is okay!
“Yes, Rocky?” I ask in a concerned voice, “Is everything all right?”
“No, everything is not all right! Marc traded my favorite sneakers to a kid up the street for a trash bag full of soda can returnables… my FAVORITE SNEAKERS!”
“What? Okay, I’m at work right now. I’ll figure it out when I get home.” I reply.
“I hope so, if not I’m going to kill him!” Rocky yells before hanging up the phone.
Cell phone vibrates. Ugh, not again.
“Yes, Kevin. What is it? I told you kids not to call me at work unless it’s an emergency.”
“Rocky and Marc are fighting. Is there any way you can lend me ten dollars or drive me to GameStop to sell some video games?” Kevin asks.
“Kev, I’m trying to work right now. Please make sure that your brothers aren’t fighting. I have to go.”
“Wait Mom, what time do you get out?”
Cell phone vibrates. You have got to be kidding me!
“Hello. Make it quick!”
“Mom… wait, wait, wait… don’t hang up.” I hear Marc say into the phone. “Rocky hit me! Is there anyway that you can take me to the store to return some soda cans?”
Tonight I’m having all of them Google the word “Emergency.”
I don’t think the Google search will reveal anything to do with sneakers, soda cans or video games… but I’ll have them check anyway, just to be sure.
My life, I swear…