September 17, 2009

Houdini Calling China

So, Jason is out of town, and I was in charge of both babies tonight. The horror.

Anyway, I took Stella upstairs for bedtime and bottle, and I usually put James in the "pen" (the Pack N Play) and turn on Sesame Street. Keeps him occupied for the 15-20 minutes it takes me to get the little one settled down.

Well tonight, after Stella is snug as a bug, I walk into the living room, and the Pen is empty. The cattle has escaped! This is a first. I panic. Okay, all the doors were locked; the cabinets bolted; the gates closed.

Where is he? Where is he? Ah-ha.

Oh, let me tell you where he is.

The little Houdini is in the half-bathroom, huddled near his training potty... with my cell phone. And he is apparently calling every country in the world, and I think he may have reached someone because he was talking into the phone.

"James! What are you doing?"

"I'm talking! Phone!"

Okay. It's funny. I laughed, we played chase, and I took him upstairs for his bath. After James is snug as a wild rattlesnake, I take a minute to check out my cell phone. Yes, there were several calls to several numbers I do not recognize. Area code 478 and 604. Who knows.

I check my voicemail, seeing that I have a message.

Message is from the good folks at Verizon Wireless, and went something like this:

"An unauthorized person has attempted to access your voicemail, and entered the incorrect password three times at 7:04 pm on September 17."

Oh yes, that kid was definitely unauthorized. But I would not have been any less surprised if old Houdini had actually managed to check my voicemail.

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