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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Too Funny!

Well, it has officially started, my absolute busiest time of the year. April and May are months that I am barely able to find time to sleep. My boys keep me running to games, practices, conditioning, trainings, etc. It is competition season for my daughter and my dance team. And it just so happens to be the months that most dance studio's contract for pictures. In the past 6 weeks my cousin and I have taken pictures at 4 studios and we have 3 more in the next two weeks. That requires hundreds of hours in taking, ordering, sorting, packaging and delivering pictures. It's crazy, but hey.....someone's got to do it!

I have had so many thoughts and ideas that I have wanted to share. I just can't seem to justify the time that it would require. This story however, was just too good to keep to myself. I know that I have written an very high percentage of my post about my son Justin. What the heck, here I go again.

Our house happens to be up for sale. (I will save the details of that for another day) Yesterday a Realtor called that he was going to bring a family by around 4:00. So, we decided to go to the movies. Unfortunately, Justin had to be at work at 5:00 so he stayed behind. Not wanting to be in the house when the Realtor got here, Justin grabbed a blanket and went out in the back and fell asleep on the tramp.

A while later he woke up to voices. The family was in the back yard and he wasn't sure what to do. It was obvious to him that they did not realize that he was out there. He hid himself under the blanket praying that they would go away. His version is so funny. He claims that it was the worst experience of his life. He was under the blanket panicking and fretting over what to do, when things took a turn for the worse.

The kids started jumping on the tramp. WITH JUSTIN IN THE MIDDLE, HIDING UNDER A BLANKET. The image of that is soooo hilarious!!!! It only took a couple bounces and the blanket started coming off of his legs. He was caught. He sat up and endured a few seconds of awkward silence. The realtor's jaw hit the floor and the kids were scared speechless. Finally the father, after gathering his kids, said "takin' a little nap". Justin just grabbed the blanket apologized and walked in the house. He wanted to shrivel up and die!

Well we may not get a sale. But this will be a house they will never forget.

24 comments:

Grammy Staffy said...

Oh, my goodness!!! How funny that is. I am cracking up just imagining Justi's and their expressions. I think that this is one funny story that will live on in our family history. (Like my Garvy Advantage story.)

I am so glad to hear from you again. I know how busy you are but I really miss it when I don't hear from you. If you can, drop by my blog and say "hi". I've posted 3 blogs since you visited last. As always, I'd love to hear from you. I love you lots, Mom

Danielle Christiansen said...

That is too funny. I bet the kids wjumping were scared to death.
I bet everyone got a good laugh out of that one.
as far as dance craziness, your right between competitions,pictures etc I don't know how you do it being the photographer too. Where do you teach dance at?

scrap chair potato said...

So hilarious!! That is a great story. Imagine how many time that will be told... by all involved!
Good luck with your busy spring. :)

Erin said...

Oh man, poor Justin, but actually he's kinda lucky... you know when someone asks you your most embarrassing moment and you have nothing that great to say? Well he will take the cake with this one!

I know you are so busy, but it's sure great to hear from you!

Are You Serious! said...

♡ What a crazy busy time for you! Too funny about the trampoline! Now you know what the families do while they're checking out the house!! :)

Susan said...

OK this was so funny I pulled my kids in to read this as well. We are all laughing out loud. We can all picture Justin and those poor scared kids and shocked adults! Thanks for the awesome laugh!!!

Kelsi said...

That was seriously hilarous! I really was laughing out loud! I feel so bad for him! But how funny! I missed you this last week! I can't even imagine how busy you are girl! And I thought I was busy! You got me beat! I hope you get unbusy soon! Thanks for your thoughts on my Grandpa

Chris said...

LOL! I am sure that was awful for him, but I am cracking up over here!

Melissa and Dave said...

hilarious! I hope his mortification goes away soon. If his luck is like mine it will be all over the highschool by monday morning! Tee Heee.

Melisa said...

Haaaa that was great, a moment Justin will never forget. But only because it will be talked about at every family function for the rest of his life.

Marie said...

hahaha, kids will drop you in it every time! I remember those busy days when my children were involved in activity after activity and I was involved in shuffling them back and forth, etc. I do miss those days. I am still very busy, but for very different reasons. I prefer your kind of busy!

Marla said...

This is so funny! Next time we're around I have to hear Justin's telling of it...that is priceless!

Misty said...

This is a complete RIOT!

My Goodness said...

Hilarious! :)
Not sure I'll ever hear a funnier story about showing any house!

Grammy Staffy said...

Look at all of the comments. Are you popular or what! Oh well, what can I expect. You've attracted friends like bees to honey since you were a toddler. I don't know how you could ever get "down on yourself"...all of the rest of us think you are GREAT!!!

I'm adding this comment for E.J. He is anxiously waiting for comments from You and his cousins. Check out his blog.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Definitely a house they won't be forgetting about :) !!

julie said...

Haha! That's so funny! Poor kid.

I feel like my life is crazy and we don't even have kid in extra activities. I meant to start them up this year, but I just couldn't do it. So next year will start my official busy season!

JustRandi said...

Oh, that is so funny!!
What the heck were they doing on the trampoline in the first place?

My Ice Cream Diary said...

You just gave me my first out-loud laugh of the day. Thank you! This sounds like something that would happen to one of my brothers. So funny.

Good luck with all your busy-ness. =)

Wendi said...

Hilarious!
What an awkward moment, but it made for great blog fodder!
Hope life slows down a bit for you soon!

hoLLy said...

picturing that whole scene made me laugh out loud!(thanks for that-it was a good laugh:) i don't know what i would have done in that situation, probably the exact same thing! well, except i would've wet my pants too. oh, and probably screamed when the blanket uncovered my face.

The Sweet Escape said...

What a great story!! Goodluck with the sale of your house and your busy month! I'll be your cook if you'll be my photography tutor! ;)

Marilyn said...

Hi Lynell-thanks for stopping by my lil blog. You have a gorgeous family and I feel your pain for your busyness right now! I only have 2 left at home but it's a crazy time of year....I'll be back! P.S. I have family in UT and visit at least 2 times a year..I'm a good ol' fifth generation Mormon girl.

angie b said...

That was so so funny! Your blog is great to read, you are sucha fun positive person and I enjoy coming to read it time to time! I hope all your cole sores went away and you are feeling better. We just need some really warm weather to get us all in the chippery mood!