Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Good times, indeed!

Good things are happenin' around these here parts. Not only did the human-caused (grr) fire get doused (well, mostly)....

But my cute kids started school and liked their classes (for the most part)...

And, Connor got his braces off last Friday (can you see him just practically oozing with happiness and being more than willing to smile for me?)...

And, I love this next piece of good news.

But, please don't think I'm a horrible mother.

Oh, but I really was so horribly mean.

But to preface, Elora really deserved it! She takes full advantage of April Fool's Day and any other opportunity to scare, torment, tease, shock, or terrorize her family (especially me)!

Okay. So, the story goes like this. I was helping Todd trouble-shoot our failed air-conditioning unit (yes, failed! As in - failed in 100° temperatures - PFFT!) in the basement over the weekend (okay, actually I wasn't helping him trouble shoot - let's be honest here - I was just holding the flashlight). I happened to noticed the ugly creature (no, not the cat. And have you noticed that I'm the queen of parentheses today?) in the corner. I had forgotten about this ugly specimen and decided to put him to good use. See below....

Meet Bob.

Well, as luck would have it, Elora's room is in the basement. And she was gone with her friends. And wouldn't be home until about 1 in the morning - when it was very very dark.

You can probably imagine where this is going. MEAN, huh?! Sooooo cruel that it makes me giggle just thinking about it. Seriously laughing here.

When she came home from her outing with her friends, she went down to her very dark room and found good old Bob hanging in the doorway.

She said she screamed and karate-chopped Bob.

And again I assert - I'M NOT A BAD MOTHER!

(I should probably mention here that Elora declared war with me and scared me with Bob the next night - and I screamed louder - but that's beside the point).

Getting back to the original point of this post leads me to the most joyous event of all!!

My dear, sweet, wonderful husband has repaired the stupid air-conditioner and life has become wonderful again!

And Creature the cat is happy - and that's all that really matters!


Anonymous said...

It's not over yet! Just you wait..you'll be walking upstairs, or going to the fridge, or looking for Stitch....and then I'll get you once again. Muhahahahaha!


Anonymous said...

So, the photo's have just revealed the reason WHY the air conditioner was so clogged up. You will notice the cat "Creature" sucked up against the air return. In short this means that the air return has been sucking all the lose fur off of Creature and plugging up the A/C. I vote we shave him.

Love Me


wonder woman said...

Ooh, I had a deep chuckle over this! What a fun mom. It's not a bad thing to get people's hearts going every now and then. Testing reflexes, self-defense techniques...I think you're a GREAT mom!

Jan said...

You are a joker to be watched. I am laughing so hard. Love that you got her like that. The cat is so funny. He is so unique. Kids look great and continue on the road of rockin mother okay. See you at the Emmy awards.

da Bergs said...

YOU are AWESOME!!!! You ROCK!!! I love it!!! But, you better beware, I dont think the "war" is over yet!

Our upstairs air unit went out, I can SO relate!!! I wish it was an easy fix!!! YUCK! It is HOT up there!

Mechelle said...

Seriously laughing here also. But the pay backs can go on forever! Watch your back. M

Shanana said...

So glad you commented on my blog, as I now see how we are very kindred spirits. ANY woman who can play a cruel prank like that on her child is A-Okay in my book!!!

There's a Halloween store down the street... Maybe I'll have to pick up my own "Bob" for my kids!

Scrappy Girl said...

Bob would have totally freaked me out! You would have had to offered me chinese food before I forgave you. LOL!

Creature sure looks like he is enjoying himself.

McEwens said...

That is SOOOO funny!! BE PREPARED! And hey, you have a lot of people out here that can help with prank ideas!

Fe2O3 said...

Todd's right. I'm surprised you didn't find a huge hairball in your AC. Please post pictures of the shaved Creature once the deed is done. :)

Nice to see that Alora got aggressive with Bob instead of running away.
Give 'em h***, Alora!

The Despain Gang said...

LOL you make me smile!
PS: Tell Elora all is fair in scarying others! :) As she so did by getting you back teh very next night. By the way that thing, BOB is the scariest thing I've seen in a long time. I think I would have completely fainted away at the sight of him at 1AM. Elora is awesome to defend herself. :)

Mother Goose said...

so funny, so funny! I love that creature is chillin'. I guess the war is on. Be checking every corner twice.LOL

Tammy said...

I love Bob!!! I have a feeling he is going to travel to many different spots in your house!!1 Good luck!!!!