Hubby's family has a cabin in the mountains about 15 miles west of Gettysburg. His grandparents built it back in the 1930-40's. It's a real log cabin and has been handed down and now we
Anyway, our girls were about 2 and 5 years old at the time and I think I was pregnant with QB1. It was summertime and the girls had decided they wanted to catch fireflies in a glass jar. The idea being that if they got enough fireflies they could use them as a night light. The way the cabin is set up is that there is a screened in porch on the back of the cabin where we spend a lot of time. So one evening it was beginning to get dark and the girls begged to let them catch fireflies. Cheergirlie being only two needed to practice because she had a tendency to "catch" them too hard aka squish them. The engaged one decided to "teach her the right way"- yes she was bossy back then too ;)
So hubby and I are sitting there watching them catch fireflies and I suddenly had an idea. The girls LOVED playing monster with their dad- so I told him why don't you go out the front door and go up into the woods and come out like a monster????
So my poor little innocent daughters are out beside the cabin and from the back porch I start directing them.
"You need to get closer to the woods girls- that's where the best fireflies are".
So they moved closer. Ever trusting...
"No a little farther up the little hill"
Now at this point it is almost dark....then all of a sudden hubby comes crashing out of the woods growling and making monster type noises.
Both girls screamed, and jumped up in the air and in doing so then ran into each other (hard) knocking each other onto their butts... then they got up and raced onto the back porch screaming the whole time and then crying.
And what might you ask was I doing as this all occurred?
I was laughing my ass off- honestly I wish I had had a video camera because if we had sent it into Funniest home videos we would have won hands down! I was laughing so hard I was crying and I almost peed my pants.
The girls eventually calmed down and of course poor daddy ... felt bad because he REALLY frightened them!
Me? I was still laughing & to this day when we reminisce... It still makes me laugh remembering...
Yeah, I definitely had mom of the year wrapped up for that little episode!
What can I say- it's what I do *shrug* ;)