Friday, March 27, 2009

Don't Mess With Mama, She's Got A Screw Loose

Did you ever do something to mess with your kids and just couldn't wait to share it?

Tee hee.

The boys were in front of my house playing. Little do they realize, but the paranoid mom in me, watches them from the windows. Now, I don't stare at them and monitor their every move, but I make sure to peek out to make sure they are still there. And I need to know that they aren't getting into too much trouble.

On one of my walks past my office window, I noticed T. jumping into the minivan. I normally keep the doors locked, however, Mr. Schmitty was the last to drive it....enough said. The kids have been told zillions of times that it is dangerous to play in a car. But as you may very well know, my kids aren't exactly great at listening to my rules these days.

So, instead of running outside to yell at them, I picked up my set of keys. I peered out the front door and watched the boys bounce around in the minivan. They were laughing and taking turns jumping over the back seat into the trunk area.

I waited for W., my oldest, the influence and role model, who should be my youngest, to jump in the back. I then locked the doors with the remote and hit the panic button.

They stopped dead in their tracks and their eyes grew to the size of saucers, as the horn blared and beeped, piercing the quiet of the neighborhood.

Now I was laughing! I practically peed myself watching W. scramble from the back, up and over the seat, like his life depended upon it.

I then used the remote again to unlock and open the automatic sliding door. Both boys raced out and onto the grass. They looked around, wildly, until T. spotted me in the house, doubled over and holding my stomach.

I stuck my head out the front door, gasping for air, and asked, "NOW, will you remember not to play in the car?"

23 comments:

Janis said...

OMG that was SOOO funny!! Too bad you didn't get a video! You could have won the grand prize on AFV!!

lmao

Marie said...

Too funny !! Once DS was in the driveway playing and DH hit the alarm button on the truck his reaction was total shock !!

Jill said...

That is awesome!! I'm going to have to remember that. You are my parenting hero!!!

This Mom said...

You are a BRILLANT mom. I would have been yelling I think you way might teach thema lesson a nd gave you a great story for the blog.

Laura said...

You deserve a prize - holy crap that is so hilarious!!!! I am still laughing!!!!!

Natalie said...

that was great! i can just picture the looks on their faces! so funny!

Megryansmom said...

Brilliant! The video would have been priceless.

The Fritz Facts said...

Oh man! How hilarious. I would have done the same thing!

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh that is great!!!!! I needed this giggle after a couple sad posts I just read.

The Mad White Woman said...

I bow to the QUEEN of torturing not-so-innocent men roflmbo! That is just too awesome! Next time grab the video camera hee hee!

BTW, went on strike, and it is SO working like a charm. I actually threw stuff away though. They didn't get to earn it back. That was the first night. I haven't had a single complaint since.

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

This? Is why I adore you so!

LOVE THAT!

Baloney said...

Girl, I like the way you think!
You wouldn't believe the number of times I stress the whole "lock the car at all times" issue. Kids think it's a playground in there!

I kinda wish they hadn't seen you.

Chris said...

I'm trying to catch up on my reader and trying to NOT comment... but OMG!! I couldn't pass this up. That's just too funny! You ARE the master!!

Stacie said...

haha, I love when opportunities like that come along. !! Score one for mom. ;)

C.J. Koster said...

Wonderful post. :)

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

LOL! I did that to my daughter not too long ago. She nearly tore down the door trying to get out. I was laughing so hard!

Linda

Jennifer H said...

I am dying laughing! That was awe.some. So funny!

bernthis said...

I'm just sorry you didn't capture that on camera.

Mommy Cracked said...

What's so sad is that we totally think alike. When I read they jumped in the car, I started thinking the same thoughts!! mwaaahahahaha!!!

Patois said...

You are so much my kind of woman. Scarily so much.

♥georgie♥ said...

OMGosh LMAO!!!! You.Complete.ME!!!!!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Perfect! I wonder if there were any wet underwear after that prank you pulled?

Bonnie the Boss said...

Brilliant!