Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Guest Post Number 4: Corrie From Pickle Talks!

Hey folks! Today's post is actually on the day it was supposed to be, so that's a win, right?

Also a win? Corrie @ My Pickle Talks is in the studio with us today, sharing a rather intense post!

See how her name is all big and stuff? Yeah. Click on it. Go see her. Follow her. Stand outside her blog and look in the windows. You'll see stuff. It's hawt...

Dang. Where was I?

Oh. That's, right. Copy and pasting.


I looked at the clock. It was almost time. I started looking out the bedroom window looking for two tall and lanky teens to walk down the long gravel driveway. It was hard to see because the leaves on the tree where thick blocking my view.

I go downstairs to check several different windows to see which one gave me the best and quickest sighting of the handsome heads. Finally, I see them. I run back up the stairs and take position. It seem like forever before I hear them come in the door. I hear them wonder where I am, but they don't call out.

One appears in my line of sight and then the other. Fortunately, neither one has looked up the staircase to spot me. At just the right moment, I get off two rounds.
"What!" one or both of them yell in surprise.

I get off two or three more rounds before the scramble down the stairs and duck for cover.

"Oh, no. You are going down!" One calls up the stairs and they both go scrambling down into the basement looking for the other Nerf guns.

While they are downstairs, I take my next position. I hear them coming up the stairs. I see them cautiously checking the rooms, behind doors and every nook and cranny. They ponder where I could have gone. Eventually they give up, lower their guns and walk into their shared bedroom. As soon as both are in the room, I pop up from the upper bunk of their beds and begin shooting again. They scramble out of the bedroom and back into the hallway for cover.

The battle ranged for a half an hour. I'm not sure any one really won. I believe I definitely can claim the surprise ambush. What 17 and 16 year old teen expects their 43 year old mom to ambush them with a Nerf gun when they get home from school?


Always keep them guessing.

26 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! My husband is the same way with the kids...I tend to be wound too tight! LOL!

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  2. LOL!
    You totally win for the ambush.

    Knowing your mother can and will attack you at will and for her own amusement at any time = Priceless

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  3. Thanks Travis for the opportunity to show my playful side...which doesn't come out often enough.

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  4. Let me try again - I love that Corrie has such a great relationship with her boys. My guy is only 9, and I really hope we can be like Corrie and her boys at 16!

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  5. Oh I would love to have seen that! The mental picture is great, love it:) Jen.

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  6. fun post. love doing crazy stuff like that with my boys. keeps them on their toes...smiles. you are a cool mom.

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  7. She's awesome. My son would want to move in if I told him that.
    ***Ally

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  8. Corrie, you're definitely the coolest mom on the block :)

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  9. How fun!! Im going to ambush my children, now on Friday!

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  10. Awesome!! (I say channeling Rhino from the movie Bolt) ... OK I'm going to visit her!

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  11. LOVE IT! You totally win on that one, for just being a mom cool enough to actually do that!

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  12. Corrie, this is just plain old cute! It's witty and fun, and it really lifted my spirits!

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  13. That is awesome... Nerf gun attack!!

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  14. Love the thought put into this Mom!!
    My kid has a airsoft gun, do you think he will mind if I ambush him with that?? I understand they hurt a little bit....

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  15. Corrie is my new hero! I love this idea. I hope I remember to do it someday!!:)

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  16. I'm totally borrowing a paint gun and ambushing my kids...at grandma's house! I don't wanna mess up my place! =)

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  17. That's so awesome! I want to be a mom like that :O)

    My little gal is 18 mos and she LOVES it when I jump out and scare her. She laughes so hard its infectious. It's quite the game for momma to hide and little Girl to walk around the house 'looking for me' while giggling.

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  18. We have a bunch of these, and it's like a daily war zone around here.

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  19. BAHAHAHAHA!! That is amazingly awesome in every way.

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  20. Awesome. You are the mom I wish I always had! Such fun, Corrie!

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  21. LOL! You're the best mom ever!

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  23. I just want to say Hi to Everyone!

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