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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

With Family Like This...


Don't blink! Blink and you're dead
Way, way too scary . . .
We had been visiting with our daughter.
Had a wonderful time.
Talking.
Walking.
Making puzzles.
Playing games.
Eating.
And she had introduced us to the TV show, Dr. Who.
Yes I know that most of you will have seen this program.
I know I had certainly heard of it.
But I had never actually sat down and watched it.
Our daughter chose, for our first experience, an episode called, “Blink”.
A story of statues that come to life when you aren't looking at them.
And do terrible things to you.
It was, in a word, scary.
Truly frightening.
Chilling enough that I watched the entire thing snuggled close to my Husby.
And holding his hand.
Okay, so . . . brave, I'm not.
Through the last half of the episode, I had to visit the 'little girl's room', but was watching the screen so attentively that I . . . didn't.
Once the show had finished, I shivered, then turned on every light as I made my hasty way down the hall.
A few seconds later, much refreshed, I opened the door.
And this is what was sitting on the floor directly in my path.
I screamed.
And heard loud answering laughter from the family room.
I hate my family.

21 comments:

  1. Oh my...introducing you to Dr. Who via that episode is just downright cruel! (Try the one about the little boy in the gas mask if you want some serious creepiness.)

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    1. You can sit here with me on my throne of reproach. We'll glare at them together!

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    1. Yeah. I think I'll find some new ones . . .

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  4. Let us be thankful you had already BEEN to the little girls' room before seeing that :)

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    1. Oh, so true. This could have been a totally different story! ;)

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  5. I know that episode quite well; as an introduction to Dr Who, that would be one of the worst episodes to choose. Too scary for sure and putting that statue right outside the toilet door was terribly mean of them. I like the statue though, I'd love one of those in my garden.

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  6. My family would do the exact same thing. So cruel, those people :)! I've never seen Dr. Who and I'm not sure I want to...

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    1. Actually, you'd really enjoy it. Tons 'o fun (to quote my son). Families. Pfff. Let's commiserate together.

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  7. LOL, on this one! I can just vision it all.
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, LeAnn! It will be forever etched in my memory! :)

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  8. I scare easily too but your family sounds fun!

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    1. Psst. Don't tell, Tracie, but I love them . . .

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  9. I've never seen it! But that thing would have given me a heart attack! Sounds alot like my family.

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    1. That's why we are such good friends, Rena! :)

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  10. That's the BEST episode! It was a little mean though.

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