Monday, December 22, 2008

Team Stimey and the Day of Living Dangerously

Cookie Danger:

What would you do if you were decorating cookies and someone handed you a man-shaped cookie with only one arm?

I don't know what you would do, but what you should do is make a surfer who had the misfortune of having had a shark take a chunk out of his side.

(Thanks for the excellent cookie-decorating party, A!)

Cookie Danger II:

There was a good chance that there wasn't going to be enough cookie dough left over for the bus drivers to get their fresh-baked cookies.

Obscenity Danger:

I swear to God that it's a roadrunner. At least that's what Jack says.

Sibling Danger:

Jack drew this picture of a scared Sam. It reminds me of this threatening note that Sam wrote early this year. At least Jack looks sad that Sam is in peril.

His drawing skills are exploding.

Actual Danger:

Sam was standing on a chair near our dining room lighting fixture today when it crashed to the table.

It scared the ever-loving crap out of him. And me too. I think Sam might have touched it just before it fell, but even if he did, it was just the straw that broke the camel's back. I'm just really glad he was standing next to it and not closer to under it. Because it's heavy, and it would very likely have hurt him badly.

Now we just have to figure out how to put it back up. And how to make it safe this time. I'm just amazed the damn thing didn't break.

Late-breaking Danger:

Santa just drove by our house, accompanied by many fire engines blaring their sirens at top volume. At 9 p.m. Handing out candy canes. In 20-degree weather.

Also known as Hypothermia Danger. (For Sam, who wanted to go get a candy cane dressed only in boxers.) Or Heart Attack Danger. (For me, who thought there was another house on fire on my street. Thanks for the call letting me know what was actually happening, L.)

Mostly though, this is My Kids Will Never Go To Sleep Again Danger. 'Cause they won't.


  1. hahaha-- I love that you were both on the phone and taking pictures. Is that camera strapped to your body? I'm glad the fixture didn't break, I like it.


  2. 9 pm ??? WTH was Santa thinking???

  3. Are you sure you don't live in my neighborhood? Our Santa came through around nine PM as well!

  4. Yikes! That light fixture falling would have sent me for a huge bottle of...anything! Holy crap! Glad no one was hurt.

    Our local paper publishes a schedule of neighborhoods and times (well, time frames) so we can kind of figure out when Santa might appear. At least we knew the date...

  5. All in one day!? You must have broken a record for something.

  6. Hey! What a day you had! We missed santa on the fire engine this year, we were out (darn it).
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. See you next year. Here's to 2009 bringing wonderful things for all.

  7. Wow!! What a day! All I did was have an unplanned root canal. Seeing Jack's picture made it all better. Here's a picture I took the other day when I was making stew:

    You will probably be the only other person besides Niksmom and my sister who would find it funny... ;)

  8. The Santa/Firetruck thing is a great idea that really, really needs some help getting from the inspiration to the execution stage. 9:00 pm? Dude.

  9. This post has been cracking me up for days. Sorry I'm just now getting my butt over here to comment on it. :-)


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