Monday, April 26, 2010

Once upon a time

Once upon a time there were two guys that each had a motorcycle. They decided it would be fun to go on a bike trip. Since one of the guys was my husband and the other my brother in law Greg we decided it would be fun if my sister Susan and her kids came to stay with me while they were gone...

Fast forward several days...the guys had called us early in the evening and told us they were setting up camp for the night and getting some rest. Susan and i were hanging out in our living room just watching tv. My kids were gone...i believe at Grandma's for the night...Susan's kids were in the bedrooms. We had both kind of dozed off, it was getting later in the evening.

All of a sudden Susan woke me anxiously saying "Elisa, i think someone is at the back door!!" We froze, listening for any noise at the door...i could see the door was cracked open from where i was sitting...i assumed that the intruder was either already in the kitchen or just outside the doors (french doors). I have literally never been more terrified in my entire life! I yelled as loudly as i could at Susan "GET THE GUN!!" as i headed to the front door--insert that i am a horrible aunt, here i am about to bolt leaving 4 kids in the other room...what kind of an aunt would just bolt?! I'm going to just go with the thought that i forgot there were any kids in the house...we will just go with that and hope i do better next time! My sister screams at me at this point to call 911...

That was all it took...the guys couldn't get in fast enough. They came rushing in trying to calm us down. Susan had some choice words that only pure fear would bring out and i think she might have beat on her husband for a little bit ;) They felt horrible. They had only tried to surprise us, not scare the living daylights, which they certainly did out of us!

Back up a little...they had not come in quick enough for my speed dialing fingers. I had already called 911! I am sure they had every reason in the world not to believe me when my shaky voice said "oh i'm sorry it was a misunderstanding. we thought someone was breaking in but it is our husbands here surprising us by coming home early from a trip"...i mean come on that sounds believable don't ya think?

The reply i got was "ok honey but i need to send some people out to check on you anyway ok?" "some" people was two or three cop cars and several officers in our yard and on our front porch. Johnny and Greg were sitting on the couch being stared down by the officers while i explained that they truly were our husbands and that all was ok.

Now, do we really have a gun in the house? No, we don't. But i thought at least the intruder might think " oh no we have a terrified chick that's going to blow my head off", at least that's what i wanted him to think! i could yell "get the sword" we do have a few of those. Maybe i will try that next time.

On the other hand, i don't think there will ever be a next time. A next time at least of our husbands trying to surprise us by sneaking in the back door...

6 comments:

Paula said...

LOL That should teach them a lesson. Our house is armed and dangerous so Travis would have been terrified!!! :)

Our Plain Life said...

This story made me laugh out loud! The cops should have put John in the back of their cruiser to really teach him a lesson! Yes, funny now, not so funny then. :)

The Lanker Family said...

Still laughing!!!

Don and Roberta Graber said...

Don and I are still laughing.
You should take up writing, Elisa.

Val said...

GREAT story! That's so so funny. =) If there's a next time, you also have, "GO GET THE LIGHT SABER!" I think you have some of those too. =)

Journaling My Journey said...

Well told, Lisa