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November 6, 2008

Stealth Mommies

In an effort to remind our children that they have parents who refuse to grow up, here comes a True Story.
My little sister lives about five houses down from me. She has all the cool toys. Nintendo, Wii, the biggest TV on the block....oh. Maybe I should say her hubbie has them. But he shares.

My sisters and their kids were visiting at my house one November evening. It was Indian summer. We were all feeling a little Indian summer fever ~ kind of like spring fever when you feel motivated to get outside and enjoy the weather. The kids took advantage of the warm evening by walking all.the.way. to Stew's house to watch a movie and play with the cool toys.

Because we're mature and parent-like we thought up a totally lame fun prank. The kids said they were going to watch Halloween or Friday the 13th. Some movie where there's always a boogeyman sneaking up on the unsuspecting fool kid innocently minding their own business.



We were going to scare the beejeezus out of our innocent childrens.



I think it was Big Sis K. "Let's put nylons over our heads and act like we're burglars. We can sneak up to Stew's house and peek in the window and make burglar noises!"



None of us really knew any good burglar noises but we had fun cutting up my stockings and admiring ourselves in the mirror with them pulled over our faces. We thought we looked pretty darn scary.



Stew tends to snort when she laughs. BS K. goes "BWAAAHAAHAAHAAAHAAA" and I sound like I'm choking and gasping for my last breath.Try holding in that kind of noise when the sisters are acting the fool. It ain't easy.
We oh-so-quietly sneaked around the back of Stew's house and ducked under the window. Quick peek ~ innocent children are strewn about the couches, the Scary Movie Music is blasting.....

the plan was to s-l-o-w-l-y rise up and scare the crap out of the kids with our masks and our frightening noises when they saw us at the window.

"BWAAAHAAHAAAHAAAHA.snort.gasp.choke" We lost it. We were too busy laughing to be frightening. Dang.

"Oh. Hi, Mom" said a kid.

and they alllll turned back to the TV like their moms were acting normal.......

which maybe we were.

24 comments:

Leigh said...

LOL! I love the fact that you are as sick as I am. We share the same sense of humor...and like yours my kids would've done the same-perhaos rolled their eyes. LOL!

Kori said...

This made me laugh out loud, and sounds like something my two middle ones would say without batting an eye.

Soxy Deb said...

They knew you always wear your stockings on your head. No fooling them. Or scaring them evidently.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

sure enough sounds like my house.

Anonymous said...

BWAAAHAAHAAHAAAHAAA!

K.

Blarney said...

Okay ~ you had me laughing on this one!
My Uncle did that one year; he trick or treats with a shot glass. My brother couldn't sleep without nightmares for a week; he was 8.

Mrs4444 said...

Okay, maybe this is TMI, but my sister and I tried to do something like this once, and we ended up laughing so hard (in the darkened driveway) that we peed our pants. We were in our 30's at the time. Fun stuff!

Anonymous said...

I remember that! their responses were more like - OMG you are sooooo lame! we did crack ourselves up , though. SNORT!

S.

lifeinredshoes said...

The best kind of normal!

georgie said...

LOL...how funny-is it wrong that we hide in corners of house and try and the crap outta each other?

Debbie said...

Great story. That would happen to me too. When your kids know you, they tend to not be surprised anymore. Thanks for stopping by my blog. BTW - love your web site store.

Jess said...

It was a good plan and sounds like you had a bunch of fun!

jill jill bo bill said...

I used to love doing that! (the panty hose thing as well as the scaring my kids) I socould hang with you girls. I wish I lived down the street from my sister.

brneyedgal967 said...

OMG - you and your sistahs sounds sooooo much like me and my sistahs. Aren't big families fun as hell?

Sue said...

That is so funny! Glad you found me, so now I can follow you!

Mama Dog said...

Hilarious! Kids these days (I sound like my grandpa now!) are just too smart sometimes!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Sounds like you all have so much fun! Got room for another sister?

The kids probably rolled their eyes and said, "Was that supposed to be scary???"

Christy said...

Ha! This story reminds me of my WEDDING. I thought it was hilarious. Yes, I made a fool out of myself by laughing through the entire ceremony.

Carolina Girl said...

That's awesome. Kids are too darn smart for their own good!

Julie said...

Ahahahahahaa. Kids! Now if you'd dressed like MarioKart they might have been more impressed.

Sweetie said...

Hi - This is my first visit to your blog and it is great. I especially liked the post about your mother.
Sweetie

Laural Out Loud said...

I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to do stuff like this to! How fun.

Snooty Primadona said...

Thank God there is someone as crazy as me. My kids were never shocked by anything I ever did either. And they survived, lol.

The Boss Lady said...

I always wanted a sister but could never really figure out why. Now I realize I would use her to scare the shit out of my kids. Thanks for the epiphany. :)