Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall is the Season for Falling.

This weekend B and I accompanied the family to an old time Halloween trick or treat event. You can see some pictures here.  We walked through the village with all the employees in costumes, some even scary.  And we got to trick or treat - as adults. How fun is that? I wasn't even wearing a costume. I am such a spoil sport.  You can also see the treats we got here.

Now, I must say, my family-in-law is no less warped than I which is why I really love them. Let me give you an example.  My nephew starts crying, probably because he was the only one in costume yet he was stuck in a stroller not able to see a thing.  My brother in law took him out to carry him. My sister in law then pushed an empty stroller - well not entirely empty, full of everyone's trick or treat stash.   We enter a VERY dark drawbridge where we have been told there may be a monster. I don't like that. Monsters are not that big of a deal.  Being jumped at and screamed at in the dark on a bridge scares the bejezus out of me.  So, I tell B that he must hold my arm because I am scared. 

B then proceeds to announce to everyone that I am scared because I do not like drawbridges where you can see in between the panels.  Okay, that is true. But I hadn't even noticed that until he said it. I am sweating right now just thinking about it.  B, fondly remembering the terrifying story I told him about my childhood and how I cried all the way across one of these bridges and almost refused to go back, decided it would be funny to try to TRIP ME!  Are you kidding me? My husband is cruel. Plain and simple.

The best part, however, came upon exiting the dark drawbridge. For some reason everyone was screaming inside the drawbridge for no apparent reason (other than I who was screaming at B for being so cruel) until we exited. Just as the crowd quieted down, my sister in law announced "my baby's gone!" to which we all immediately laughed knowing my brother in law had him.  Those around us were not laughing. In fact, we even got a few dirty looks.  Geez, kind of ruins the whole trick part of trick or treat, don't you think people?

I must say, though, that this event was much better than our trip last Christmas when I did not have long johns, froze my butt off and also tripped and fell - to the ground.  My brother in law was kind enough to tell us to watch our step and remind me of that fall this time around.  I like to think he was being kind and protective. Unlike B who, had he remembered, would have said "don't fall" knowing that I would indeed, fall.  Which all stems from this story:

It was our first year together in the fall. We decided to go on a date to the apple orchard.  B thought it would be a good idea to walk down by the river.  On the way up, for no apparent reason, B said "be careful, don't fall" to which I immediately tripped and fell. In the dirt. Which was wet. And it was raining. I looked like a total disaster.  There have been a couple of times since that episode where I have immediately fallen upon B telling me to "watch out", "be careful" and "don't fall."  It is like some bizarre trigger and he knows it and uses it to his advantage. In fact, he may have said it last year at Christmas.  

I wouldn't put it past him. 

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Jennifer said...

I am laughing so hard. I mean come one, where would my baby have gone??

THat event was a bit spooky for children though. I would not have been too happy about going to that when I was little.

I don't know why B was messing with you on the bridge. You know he used to be afraid of the basement right? I always had to go down there first and turn on the light for him.

Bloggers Bro J to tha O to tha N said...

I think you are refering to covered bridges, or "kissing bridges", not drawbridges. Those actually raise up to let boats through. I would definitely like to see you cross one of those. They are usually metal and you can see straight down. I would love too see the look on your face if it actually made any movement. I guess that makes me cruel like B...maybe you should work on 'scared as hell" face that isn't so hilarious.

*~Dani~* said...

Jenny - I did not know about B and the basement. Don't worry - I will store that knowledge for future use when we get a basement so I can torture him.

bro - yeah, when I told B about my post he pointed out I was talking about a covered bridge not a drawbridge. Great minds...or cruel minds, whatever. Not sure it is my face reaction that he is after though because he surely would not have seen it in that dark bridge.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I love the pictures - how freaking adorable!

EP said...

Your in laws sound awesome. I want my future ones to have a good sense of humor like that. (:

*~Dani~* said...

Princess - he is even more freakin' adorable in person!

EP - they are awesome. That's why I love them.

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