Episode 1: Freaky Friday
Episode 2: Over-stove-microwave
As I prepared to leave for work early one morning, the power to the house went off about 6:50. Wonder Woman (who home schools our children) was still getting her beauty sleep. I did not know if she had somewhere to be that morning but I did not want to leave without asking. I gently nudged her and said "Hey sweetness, the power is off. Do you need to get up early for any appointments this morning?" She responded no they were staying home today.
Later that day I returned home for lunch. Wonder Woman could not wait for me to get in the house to tell me something. As I entered the house she was already laughing. What have you done? I asked.
This is the story she told.
Not long after you left I started hearing noises in the living room. I thought a squirrel had gotten in our Christmas tree like on Christmas Vacation. Then Squirt came in our room wanting to know what the noise was too. We then thought it might be you, maybe you had forgotten your wallet again. But we heard more noise and it was more constant. Squirt said that sounds like Will, our three year old neighbor, knocking on the door. I suddenly realized she was right.
I got out of bed, still in my pajamas, not understanding why a three year old would be knocking on our door this early in the morning. As I walked through the living room, I grabbed the blanket off the couch and wrapped around me. The knocking on the door continued. I got to the door and opened it. Will and his grandmother Meme were standing there.
Meme started to ask if our power was off when she stopped and asked if she had woke me up. I then realized I had on no makeup, I'm still in my pajamas, I'm wrapped in a blanket, my hair is lopsided, but the words out of my mouth...'NO - no you did not wake me up'.
Meme apologized for waking me up. I said again, 'No I was up'. Meme asked about the power again. I told her yes our power was out. Kipp had woke me up early this morning before he left for work to let me know the power was out. Meme said well when got here at 8:15 the power was off and we know Kirk (Will's Dad) has had some issues with his electricity in this house. There must be a short somewhere. So we just wanted to make sure it was the whole neighborhood. Again, I am so sorry for waking you up.
Kipp - I was not asleep I was awake...
Wonder Woman paused for a moment so I jumped in.
Kipp: that IS funny you lied to Meme about three times.
Wonder Woman: I was NOT asleep! I was SNOOZING! Can I finish my story?!
Kipp: Oh no, there is more?
Wonder Woman goes on...
So of course I go ahead and get my shower and get dressed. We get school started about 8:45, right after the power came back on, and then about 10:30 I let the girls out to play before lunch. When Gumpy (Will's grandfather) waves to me from Kirk's driveway and asked me to come over. He is sitting in a chair with his foot* propped up. He has this little smile on his face and tells me he is in big trouble. I asked what for.
He said he was the one that suggested Meme and Will check with me about the power being out and she is very upset with him for sending her over and waking you up. I told him, 'I was not asleep!' Ignoring me, he smiled and said she scolded him good because she knew better than to make a visit so early in the morning. Gumpy it's OK, she did not wake me up, I was not asleep! He just laughed at me.
Kipp: ~Laughing~ you should be ashamed of yourself for lying so many times to grandparents.
Wonder Woman: I WAS SNOOZING!
* Gumpy had dropped a cinder block on his foot the night before. According to Wonder Woman it was swollen and nasty looking, very painful to look at. But the morning report from Meme was enough to take Gumpy's mind off of his apparent pain.