Monday, January 18, 2010

Heart attack


Last night, after the girls were in bed, I was sitting in my big green chair in the living room reading The Last Samurai and drinking tea. The book is amazing, and I was very engrossed in it. I had just taken a mouthful of very hot tea and put the mug down on the table next to me when Rachel jumped up from where she had been hiding behind my chair and yelled “Boo!” in my ear.

I jumped about a foot in the air.

Me: Rachel!

Rae: Ha! Did I scare you Mummy? Did I? I was so quiet that you didn’t even hear me. Wasn’t that funny?

Me: No! It wasn’t funny. You really scared me. And I’m drinking very hot tea. That isn’t funny at all. You could have made me spill it and I could have been burned.

Rae: Oh no you wouldn’t. I made sure you put the tea down before I scared you. I’m very thoughtful.

14 comments:

  1. Pete and I both got a good laugh out of this. Of course, it's easy for us to laugh since it didn't happy to us.

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  2. Hmm, interesting definition of thoughtful.

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  3. She is, isn't she? So thoughtful.

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  4. I would have 'killed' her anyway .... after I had changed my underwear :)

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  5. And it's a total double standard. When my kids scare me on purpose they think it's hilarious. When i scare them by accident (coming around the corner or whatever) they act like I put ground glass in their cereal.

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  6. LOL.... Thoughtful, well I guess it depends on your point of view...

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  7. Ha ha! She's got a point!

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  8. A great moment indeed. I love when children out-do we parents in the sense of humor and thoughtfulness department.

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  9. Hopefully, she's thoughtful enough to have a set of paddles ready in case she needed to restart your heart. OMG!

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  10. sweet baby jesus! so not funny!

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  11. Anonymous8:15 AM

    Good job you didn't have your three-hole punch.

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  12. Well, one day when you have a heart attack and die right in front of her when she does that, she'll be sorry!

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  13. You'll miss her when she leaves home. I think.

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  14. Anonymous12:57 PM

    i swear the imagination these two girls have is unbelievable, they crack me up, tell them aunt kim loves them.

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