Mom truth: I love to scare the Sh@$ out of Thomas and I take every opportunity to do so.
In light of it being Halloween week I thought I’d take the opportunity to confess that I LOVE to scare the Sh$t out of Thomas . I’m not sure when it started, but the very first time I scared him he literally jumped and instantly had tears rolling down his cheeks. I am the worst mom because I too was crying, but out of laughter. This was followed by a stern scolding from the hubs “if he doesn’t sleep tonight it’s on you!” Thomas is honestly the easiest person on earth to scare, and he scares in an extreme way.
Recently, Thomas needs to be wherever I am. It’s some sort of phase but it’s equally adorable and annoying at the same time. So I was upstairs getting ready when right on queue I hear his little feet pitter pattering up the stairs. I jumped into the bathtub and pulled the shower curtain closed, and at the perfect moment I whipped the curtain open and yelled super loud. Instant tears. I need to start doing this with my iPhone in video mode so that I can accurately capture the terror and replay it.
One other incident that sticks out in my mind was last winter when it was Week Two of the Polar Vortex. We had a racoon outside our bay window, just sitting there trying to absorb heat from the inside. I jumped up behind Thomas with a loud RAWR and told him that the raccoons would scratch his face off. That was game over. Too far? Maybe a little. But why can’t I stop laughing?
And while I don’t love Halloween, I do love scaring people. And I love doing it over and over and over to those who have strong reactions. Have you ever snuck up on someone when they’re in the shower? The BEST! You definitely need to try it.
And I basically have this Adele drop on repeat now!by