Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CPS came to my house...

Yesterday Hunter and Maddie both had their yearly Well Child Check-Up. While we were there the doctor heard the nurse teasing me about how often I have been to their office lately and how I had another appt. this coming Thurs. Being the wonderful doctor that she is she went ahead and did the follow up on Brayden's ears so that I wouldn't have to come back on thursday. Unfortunately both ears were still quite infected. Brayden has had these reoccuring ear infections since October. The doctor laughed and said "So much for you not having to come back this week." Instead of an oral Rx it is given through a syringe. Starting yesterday, monday , through wed I will be taking him in for one shot in each leg. After the shots we have to wait 20min. to make sure he doesn't have an allergic reaction. Thursday he will have a post op and if his ears are still infected we will be going to a specialist for tubes. I had to take Hunter and Maddie out of school for this appt. and had every intention of taking them back. An hour's appt. ended up being 3 hours. We didn't get home until 2:15. Why take them back for the last 40 minutes?

When we got home Hunter realized that he didn't have his his coat, back pack or folder. He wanted to go back to school and get these things along with the makeup work he'd have that he had missed. I wanted to oblige him and also thought it would be a good idea to get the work that Maddie had missed too. However, when asked both Maddie and Emily did not want to go to the school. I called Kory but he wasn't able to come home right then to watch the girls . I wanted to go the school real quick but I didn't want to have to take all 4 kids with me knowing 2 of them really didn't want to go. It takes me about 3 min. to get to the school so I made a rash, quick decision. Knowing one of my best friends who lives across the street was home I told Maddie that she and her sister could stay home by themselves. I reminded them not to answer the door or phone while I was gone and if they needed ANYTHING to go to April's (right across the street). So Hunter, Brayden and I left. 15 minutes later I walked into the door and had the following converstion with Maddie:

Mom- Maddie I'm home. Did you do O.K while I was gone?
Maddie- Yeah mom, CPS (child protective services) came.
Mom- CPS came?????? (OhCrap!!!)
Maddie- Yeah, right after you left they came.
Mom- And you opened the door. Maddie I told you, you do not open the door if I'm not there! (Oh crap! Oh Crap! Oh Crap!)
Maddie- But mom it was CPS, there right there. (pointing behind me)
Mom-(Oh Crap! Oh Crap! CPS is right behind me what do I say? I know I lost all coloring in my face. I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest. I leave my 5 year old and 3 year old home alone for 15 min. and CPS shows up. Oh Crap! And why the heck is CPS showing up on my door step?) I turned around to see a bright orange box sitting on the floor. I said, "Maddie CPS gave this to you?"
Maddie- No mom that guy rang the door bell and left. I didn't open the door until he was gone!
Mom- Ohhhhhhhhhh! UPS came while I was gone?
Maddie- Yeah mom CPS came.

That package was my school books that I had ordered online. I don't think I'll be leaving my kids home alone for a very long time. That gave me quite the scare. We've had a couple in the ward that recently had a run in with CPS that lasted almost 5 months. The past couple of weeks I've heard a few more stories of people run in's with CPS. Even with April right across the street I don't know when the next time will be leaving the kids home alone even for just a few minutes.


Our Family said...

Oh my gosh every time I hear this story I bust up laughing!! I wish I could have seen your face!! I love kids...they are great about making us pee our pants.

Camille said...

I am laughing now, cause I know the feelings that must of have been going through you! LOL I was nervous just reading your story and got a sick feeling when Maddie said CPS was right there behind you. LOL LOL That story is great!
I too have done some REALLY quick errands with oh so responsible Carlaya at home. But yeah, I guess we never know who is watching or what COULD happen. LOL
Cute story!

Ruth said...

Hilarious!!! You set it up wonderfully! I was so scared for you! Hope all the dr. appts. go well for you and the kids!

Becky said...

Thank goodness it wasn't really them! I have wondered at what age it would be appropriate to leave for a mad dash like that but always worry about something bad happening just because I tempted the fates.