Friday, April 13, 2007

Not old enough

Chase came running in, breathless, to find me. "Mom, you HAVE to get this thing I just saw on t.v. It is SO IMPORTANT."

"Okay, Chase. What is it?" (Thinking it was some must-have toy).

"It's this new thing that will protect you. It's called Life Alert. If you fall on the ground or have a heart attack - IT WILL CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR YOU. You need this, Mom. It even says if you have diet beating. " (I think he means diabetes, because I am not by any means beating my diet like I should be).

"Wow, Chase. That sounds great. But I don't really think we need that just yet."

McKay smugly walks into the room, "See, Chase, I told you that was for way old people. Mom's not old enough yet."

So glad I have a few years before I need Life Alert, and glad that when I finally do, Chase will hook me up.

8 comments:

Bridget said...

That is so awesome! I'm sure it can make a great stocking stuffer when the holidays roll around. Thanks for the laugh.

Mrs. Chicky said...

If I bought that do you think it would give my diet a beating? 'Cause I would totally buy it then.

Annie said...

Priceless. All you need now is...CLAP ON, CLAP OFF, CLAP ON, the CLAPPER and you'll be set. I'd sign up for the diet beating thing too .

Marty: said...

I have begun to contemplate this as an accessory item. Do they come in denim?

girlymama said...

hilarious! at least you know they care, right ;-)

scribbit said...

glad to see he's thinking of you and all. Makes you feel safer, you know?

PortraitofPeter said...

You have a wonderful talent for the flow of writing with a touch of humour along the way.

This post - made me laugh so much - and certainly brightened my day.

Kerry said...

Do your kids know my son? I asked him if he would take care of me when I was old and gray. He said sure, he'll put me in a very nice old age home.