yesterday after a long day, i peek on facebook to see if anything is going on and to write a status about my day---
there i see my son colin's bloody toe---with a caption--"never saving a chipmunk again"-----i panic-----
of course i try to call him--no answer--i call his wife kelli--no answer-----i even send a fb message---what do you think---
okay, i may be a little paranoid about wild animals or even domesticated ones, when it comes to the possibility of rabies----of course it is deadly and there has been only one reported case of rabies that has had a human survivor------
i ask robyn to google it for me and see if chipmunks do indeed carry rabies---i knew that they probably did---but was hoping-----
i start telling my husband---"okay frank, you are going to have to tell colin that this is serious"
i preceded to tell frank to let colin know that if they did not save or catch the chipmunk then colin would undoubtedly have to undergo the series of rabies shots--no question!
frank is reluctantly agreeing and kinda getting a little scared himself i think---
phone rings, it is kelli---she is laughing-----"did you think the chipmunk bit colin's toe"---
now why would i assume such a thing---a picture of his injured toe, with a statement concerning his trying to help a chipmunk---
of course i thought the dag-gone thing had bitten my baby boy----
she continues to laugh and assures me, this did not happen---it was only as colin was trying to get the little chipmunk from his cat charlie's mouth--colin hit his toe on a bike tire-----hmmmmmmm
i am not sure i believe this and i ask kelli about 6 times, is she telling me the truth---she, between laughing, tries to promise me that she is being truthful-----she even adds how colin was so mad when he kept getting notifications on his phone, where i was either commenting on the picture, sending him a fb message or calling him----she tells me he says--"is that my crazy mom again!"---
call me crazy---i would pester him again if i thought i could save him from rabies------
moral of this story---and i know, good writing does not always have to have a moral----
don't be friends with your kids on fb---it saves on a lot of unnecessary worry and misunderstandings----not that i want to take this advice---cause for me, kinda like a car wreck---i just gotta know what's going on---i hope he doesn't defriend me after this-----it won't be the first time----haha another story for another day :)