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Monday, March 14, 2011

How to Send a D Mama into Cardiac Arrest

Follow these six simple steps and you're bound to make your mama's heart pound.

Step 1:
Dress like your brother.

Step 2:
Make sure your mother is watching you and your brother. Then, go outside and start playing. When your mother has turned her back, have your brother, who has type 1 diabetes, go hide, while you lie down in the grass and wait. 

Step 3:
When your mother finally notices you and comes running out of the house, screaming “Jack! Jack!” stay very still.
Don’t wiggle. Don’t giggle. Don’t move or make a peep. 

Step 4:
If you have a dog, don't let him ruin the fun. Ignore him, even if he tickles you while sniffing around. You must remain silent and motionless. The idea is to make your mama think something really bad happened to your brother, because of his diabetes. Just stay still and you'll scare the heck out of her!

Step 5:
Have your brother run out from his hiding spot, feign innocence and ask,
“Were you calling me?”

Step 6:
Jump up. Yell, “We tricked you!”
Laugh. Run off and play.


The above directions are based on a true story. Two little rascals I know tried this trick. Afterward, their mother needed a stiff drink.*

(*Though she settled for a Diet Coke.)


Kelly said...

OH MY GOSH! Heart attack indeed!!!

Sarah said...

and somehow utterly hilarious that they came up with it together - gotta look for the positive, right?!

Wendy said...

OMGsh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Those stinkers! I need a glass of wine.

Reyna said...

HA!!! LOVE it!!!!

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Oh dear. Haha. :(
What a sense of humor! Glad you survived!

Tracy (The Crazy Pancreas) said...

OMG! That is too funny and heart attack inducing at the same time!

Glad you survived!

Karen said...

Oh come on - with sweet innocent faces like that, I'm thinking you made this whole story up!!

But seriously, what a scare, huh?

Nicole said...

HOLY COW, your heart must have been pounding out of your chest!! I'm almost crying for you while I read this!!

Joanne said...

Oh wow! on the plus side, they must be very creative to have come up with that! I would have had a heart attack too!!!

Jen said...

Oh JEEZ!!!! I would have freaked out!! Easy to laugh about after but in the midst of it..not too funny!!!

Nikki of Our Diabetic Warrior said...

OMGoodness! I would have literally had a hole in my chest from my heart flying out! Times like that, you don't know whether to punish them or hug

Jules said...

That is hilarious! Those naughty kidlets...

Misty said...

No way! Those little stinkers!!!