Scary Stories

Grandma Kc wrote this on December 18th, 2014 21 Replies

Seems like lately there have been some frightening moments around here!

I was sure that I had blogged about the time that Grampy scared us at bedtime but I guess I didn’t. We have a routine where I get Amara ready for bed and she then hides under her covers and call Grampy to come kiss her good night. She has been doing this since she was old enough to know how to hide. Grampy is always in the front room waiting and watching TV. When she calls him, he comes down the hall to her room and pretends to try to find her. That night as Amara hid under the covers with me lying next to her she called out for Grampy – who immediately stuck his head in the door and said, “Hi!” We both screamed. We had no idea he had been standing out there! We all laughed and Amara immediately started plotting her revenge. She spent the next day trying to sneak up on Grampy in his office and scare him. He loved it! She delighted in telling him she was going to tell her Mom he scared her – and she had lots of fun actually doing it!

Then there was the night a few weeks later that Amara took one of her special glow sticks and candlelight baths after we finished our movie. We were both relaxed and she was all powdered and in her PJs. She walked into her room just as Grampy leaped out from under the covers where he had been hiding and said. “What just happened?” That is what Amara always says if you wake up while she is sleeping. Trying to scare us had been funny the last time. This time Grampy really scared her. There were tears and Grampy still feels really bad about it. I was immediately concerned she wouldn’t sleep but she snapped out of it in a few moments and was sound asleep in less than five minutes! She never woke up all night.

Scary PumpknsThen there was Halloween, often a scary night for kids! Jenna and Justin had planned a Halloween Party with a few friends and their children. Justin had taken all of the kids out trick or treating while Jenna handed out goodies at their house and entertained the adults. They had been back from trick or treating for a while and the girls were all in Amara’s room exchanging candy with one another when someone started knocking on Amara’s window. Someone who was very scary looking! All of the girls were screaming and Jenna, Justin and all of the parents were up off the couch and out the door ready to hurt somebody! They figured it was teenagers. It was one of the Moms. She was all dressed in elaborate costume. She felt terrible, as she had no idea she would terrify the girls so badly. She is lucky that Jenna finally recognized her and didn’t punch her one! The Mom has been apologizing ever since.

Then there was last weekend. It was about 9 AM on Sunday morning and I was standing at the kitchen sink looking out in the backyard. I love my view from the sink and was busy watching the neighborhood cats play on the fence when someone snuck up behind me, poked me in the ribs and said “Hi!” I jumped and screamed – I am very easily startled! Last I knew Amara was still in bed sleeping. She really thought I would hear her walking up on me. I didn’t and she felt really bad that she had scared me!

Amara and I talked it over and decided that it all started with Grampy. Grampy had scared her. She had scared me. So logically, I should now scare Grampy! We’re keeping this revenge circle in the family and leaving our mom friend out. All I can say is

Grampy had better be careful!

21 thoughts on “Scary Stories

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I have always been very jumpy. I used to warn my friends when I slept over to watch out when they woke me up — I almost a punched a Mom once by accident! I’m with your wife — it should be banned!

  1. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    That is too funny! Can’t wait to hear how “the revenge circle” plays out.

    My husband is jumpy as can be. It’s so funny when I scare him without meaning to at all. And then there are the times I *do* mean to, and he doesn’t think it’s funny at all.

    He did get me back a couple weeks ago, though. We’d been watching a scary movie and when it was over, I was messing around in the kitchen when he appeared out of NOWHERE! Just BAM! He was there. I don’t know how I didn’t notice him but it sure scared me. I honestly thought I was imagining things. He thought it was pretty funny, especially because he never intended to scare me… but it sure turned out that way — without him even trying.

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Payback!!! Jim got you without even trying! Love the story and I would have been just like you after that movie and I would have screamed!

  2. Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    This may be a ‘scary’ post, but it sounds like you guys are having your usual good times which is always a good thing. My peripheral vision is not what is use to be so I jump pretty easily when someone gets too close and I don’t hear them. Yours is a fun thing, mine is an age thing. LOL

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      We really do have fun! Richard is really good at making me laugh and we do it often. Amara — she is just silly and fits right in. You should be here when the 3 of us play Ponopoly! It really gets silly! As for the jumpy thing I have always been that way! I am very easy to startle.

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Plotting our revenge is definitely part of the fun! Grampy and I went around the house saying “bring it” all evening. He is going to be in trouble!

  3. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow

    You better watch out
    You better not jump
    You better not scream
    I’m telling you why
    Santa Claus is coming
    to Town.
    He sees you when you’re scary
    He sees you plot your plots
    He sees you picking on Grampy!
    If you do the coal you get will be LOTS 🙂

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      This was hysterical! I just know when he gets home tonight he is going to go on and on about how he is going to tell Santa on us!

  4. Stephanie Faris

    There are worse pranks someone can play. My husband once got one of those trick candles–you know the kind that plays “Happy Birthday to You” over and over? Apparently if you get those wet, they’ll play for a long time. So he somehow managed to put it in someone’s shower fixture and every time they took a shower from then on, they heard “Happy Birthday to You!”

  5. Joyce

    Yes, I agree! Grampy started it and deserves to pay! The scariest thing now, though, is that no one knows whose turn is next. Nobody better stop worrying about what’s around the next corner! I love it! And personally, I am a big fan of the mom who showed up tapping at the window with the mask – bravo! I’m going to try this one myself next year!

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      You would love this Mom, she takes her Halloween costumes to an amazing level. It wasn’t a mask but full make-up, hair and gown. She has 4 boys and nothing scares them so she really was shocked at the girls reaction — and felt terrible because they really were scared! As for you doing it for your grands — the boys will probably love it, the girls not so much!

  6. Sandy

    I hate being scared, so I’m glad I’m not in the middle of your craziness!! I won’t even scare or prank someone else because I know there will be pay backs! (Well, there was the time I shook the bunk beds and screamed, “Earthquake” .. I suppose you owe me for that one?” I was only 12 or 13 at the time, so go easy on the littlest sister, ok??

    It sounds like a ton of fun and I can hear the laughter and feel the love in that crazy house of yours!! xoxo

  7. Launna

    Grampy is is trouble… lol… it sounds like your family has a lot of fun Kc…

    I hope you are having a wonderful holidays, making lots of memories with your family…:)

  8. KImberly

    I too have a terrible startle reflex. I’m not afraid of spiders or snakes, but I don’t want anything dropping on me or shooting out at me. I haven’t punched anyone, but you never know. Be careful during all this family time around the holidays and I hope it is very merry one with much laughter and joy.


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