Saturday, February 23, 2008

NEVER MIND!

welllll now, don't I feel silly.
"They" call with an emergency! Help, help, please help. Only for a few hours, so and so was left at school and the foster parents went away for the weekend (respite care to pick up from school) I don't know what we're going to do. He rode the bus home, he's home alone, he lives in your neighborhood, pleasepleaseRunGetHimNowOrHeWillDie! I say OK, but you know I just got back from vacation a few hours ago, and I have 3 children here. (Iwanted to say,) what do you reckon I should do with them, leave them home alone ages 1,2 & 6, and run pick up your 15 yr old who will die in 15 minutes without supervision? I didn't ask, because I was afraid they would say,"uh, yes." But, I said,"Give me 10 minutes to get the kids loaded up, and I'll go pick him up. I'll keep him here til someone from respite care comes to pick him up." (please bear in mind he lives around the corner) By the time I get there, the respite worker has realized the mistake and picked him up.(I didn't know this at the time) I sit, I wait for 30 minutes thinking, he's not off the bus yet, not coming to the door because he doesn't know me from Adam, ect, ect. I go back home, unpack all the cranky babies from sitting in the car for 30 minutes, get them settled down. I call the worker who called me to see what has happened. Again, how silly can I be? She's gone home for the day! I'm worried what might have happened, this was a life and death emergency after all. So, silly me, I thought for sure someone would call me back to say, Don't worry, All is fixed, Thank YOU for jumping thru hoops for us. NO. No one called back AT ALL. Finally about 8:00pm, I had worked myself into a tizzy & called his foster parents to see if the mess had worked it's self out, or if he was sitting all alone in a dark house too afraid to come out. They said, "Oh, yes, the respite worker called to say they picked him up at 3:30 at the house." That was 15 minutes BEFORE the worker called to ask/demand I drop whatever I was doing and go pick him up. and 5 minutes before she walked out the door to go home. You know, sometimes a phone call to say, sorry to bother you, it's taken care of. Thanks tho. It's not like they don't have my phone number!
Why do I do this again?

4 comments:

Jill said...

Maybe you should start screening your phone calls?

PeWee said...

Grrrrr... now there is absolutely no excuse for that!!!

PeWee said...

Grrrrr... now there is absolutely no excuse for that!!!

PeWee said...

I see double!