Maeve gave the town something to talk about by posing as the perfect Hallowe'en cat. Perched on the back of a chair, back arched and tail puffed, she held her stance until the kids left. She's not fond of kids and really hates kids in costumes. I wish I'd had my camera handy!
But this isn't the kind of tail I'm telling. ~
Right beside my house is an old graveyard. ~
The two dads cooked up their own plan. Scaring kids witless is almost as much fun as blowing things up to men!
So, my brother in law dressed up as one of these and hid behind a tombstone. ~
My girl's dad hid in the church ready to play some scary music on the old pump organ. ~
As the kids headed back, the music started and the mummy rose up, moaning and flailing it's arms. Three kids ran for the sidewalk. The fourth, my nephew, tore off toward the back.
At the back is a thirty foot drop into the river. ~
The faster the mummy ran to save his son, the faster the kid ran to escape certain death from the mummy! Daddy/Mummy did catch him, spurred on I think by my sister's angry screams.
The moral of this tale, and all good tales must have one, is NEVER let men plan Hallowe'en activities for children!
Happy (and safe) Hallowe'en to all!
Oh my God, this is funny. You tell it so well It's like being there. Good for the guys though to go to all the trouble they did even though the kids have probably had sleep issues ever since.ReplyDelete
I hope you had money saved up for all the years of therapy that must have surely ensued, lol!!! Too funny.ReplyDelete
LMAO Maureen - that is absolutely hysterical!!!ReplyDelete
Sounds like something straight out of a comedy, I can just picture the mummy running and the kid running faster - lol
Love your stories! ( you just may be my favorite story tell of all )
I really enjoyed reading your Halloween story. I hope the child did not need intensive therapy after that scare.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, I am in stitches now with the moral of your story! haha Maeve IS the perfect Halloween cat, isn't she! She doesn't need a Halloween costume, just her beautiful black coat! Thanks for visiting and for the laughs!!ReplyDelete
Bah ha ha,...that is so mean and so hilarious. I bet that nephew never lived that down (nor I suppose did his dad).ReplyDelete
Maureen, you really know how to tell a story!ReplyDelete
I've read that kids like to be scared, because when it's over they feel stronger for getting through it. Or something like that.
Thanks for the laugh.
Oh so typical... they tend to miss the big picture?...good story.ReplyDelete
that is quite a story, poor child. glad he didn't hurl himself into the river. Maeve's "trick" is more my speed.ReplyDelete
What a great memory! It seems everyone had the Halloween blues last night with fewer and fewer children coming to their doors as well and being in a condo that is not Halloween friendly, I miss Halloween most of all!ReplyDelete
I laughed so hard my stomach hurt and I am still giggling as I write this. I could evision every move in my mind's eye because of your great writing. What a gift!ReplyDelete
I know I shouldn't laugh, but that's priceless, such a great story !ReplyDelete
Awesome - glad he caught the kid before he went over the edge. My Dad helped with a spook walk back in the old days when church youth group could give Halloween parties. They blindfolded us and made us hold hands and told a story about goblins who try to separate you with their cold clamy hands. My Dad soaked an electrical rubber glove in ice water and grabbed kids on the arm - and one young lady WET HER PANTS. My Dad was so embarrassed for both of them - even though no one knew he caused it!ReplyDelete
OMGosh- Now THAT is a Halloween story! How scary is THAT!!!!! Leave it up to men-xo DianaReplyDelete
That was hilarious, I can picture those kids running and screaming, I'm sure it wasn't funny at that moment but hey its funny now.ReplyDelete
That is stinkin hilarious! I love old cemeteries..this one is wonderful. Is it peaceful there?ReplyDelete
THAT is a funny funny story... Oh my gosh! I'm gonna laugh about that one every time i think about it. I also thinks it's funny that the little trick or treater how to make sure and tell you he wasn't really a zombie. I always love your posts...ReplyDelete
Just saw your post on my Reader and cannot stop giggling - after managing to I catch my breath at the scary thought of both father and son falling into...! Yikes! But, yeah, like you said, better to leave the party pranks to the mommies, who always know how to protect and play!
Have a great weekend!
My MIL's boyfriend went to his grandson's house to scare them with a mask as they got home from school. Their mother said it was okay, but I heard from my MIL that he made one of the three boys pee his pants and the youngest wouldn't go near him the rest of the night. I told Ray it wasn't a good idea. But he definitely thought I didn't know what I was talking about...ReplyDelete
Laughing at the mental picture. It's so true, though. Whenever I see a kid doing something borderline dangerous at the park or the beach, I think, "Must be here with his dad." I am your newest follower.ReplyDelete
That's hilarious, but I would have killed the men - they're a stupid lot sometimes!ReplyDelete
I actually LOL, I am sure the kid would have rather gone in the river than be caught by the mummy...er Dad!ReplyDelete
Oh that is hilarious fun!! I love it! My husband and I totally terrified our kids on the first Halloween night we told them they were too old for trick or treating. They were so mad and said Halloween wouldn't be fun anymore. We showed em!ReplyDelete