Tuesday, June 12, 2007


A little while ago, my cell phone rang. It was Darren, who was out running errands with Dani. I said "Hey", but he didn't respond. It only took a few seconds for me to realize that his cell phone called me without his knowing it. (He keeps it in his pocket but never locks the keys, so it's happened before.)

I usually hang up, but tonight, I decided to try to get their attention. First, I started shouting into the phone as loudly as I could, "Helloooooooooo! DARRRRRRRRRRRREN! DANNNNNNNNNNNIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!! HELOoooOOOOooooOOOOooooOOOOOOO!!!!

Nothing. They just kept chit-chatting along, oblivious to the eavesdropper in Darren's pocket. Then I started meowing. "MEOW. MEEEEOOOOOOWWWWWWWW. MEERROOWWWWWWWLLLLLWWWWRRRLLLLLLL."

Dani said, "Do you hear that?"
Darren didn't hear it.
"I swear, I keep hearing a cat."

She looked in the backseat, on the floorboard, wondered if there might be a cat in the trunk. Darren said she was hearing things. Meanwhile, I keep meowing at the top of my lungs, in between fits of ROFLOL at myself.

Then Dani said, "Dad! You've been meowing this whole time?

I guess by then, Darren had heard it too, 'cause he said, "I promise, I only did it three times."

"I know I'm not insane," she quipped. "I. HEAR. A. CAT."

I then sent my meowing into overdrive. Several times, I was laughing and meowing so hard that I thought I'd have an aneurysm. LOL! Between meows, I listened to Darren brag about the dinner he cooked tonight, and I overheard him telling Dani how to make a red light turn green. Funny stuff. Soon enough, they pulled into the driveway.

At that moment, Aidan came down the stairs and said, "Mom. Please stop that meowing. You're keeping us awake!" Ian was on his tails. They looked at me like I'd lost my mind while I went on meowing and meowing, hiding on the stairs as Darren and Dani walked in the back door.

Upon entering the house and hearing the same meowing, Dani said ,"SEE?" and started looking in the suitcase they'd just borrowed from our friend Kristi, thinking one of Kristi's cats was trapped inside. Aidan settled it once and for all when he said, "MOM IS MEOWING! SO MUCH!"

My sides still hurt.


Anonymous said...

you are too hilarious! crazy girl! i was lol reading this! you know that is something that could probably happen in borrowing a suitcase from my house! you are absolutely out of your mind. i wish i had been there!

love you,

Anonymous said...

by the way, what is the rrrrrlllll at the end of MEEEOOWWWWWWW?


Tonya said...


The story was even better in person ... loved seeing Dani's face when she talked about it.

You guys crack me up. What a wonderful famiy.


Nesa said...

LOL. that just set me into fits of laughter and now when i get off work i have to go home and watch Supertroopers. If you haven't seen it, you should (not with the kiddo's around tho) and you'll understand why the "meow" gets me!

Colleen said...

Hey girl,
I don't often LOL to the extent I did while reading this. DS2 kept saying "Be quiet, mom, Mark (DS1 who works nights) is trying to sleep!" Couldn't help it. Totally. Cracked. Me. Up! My sense of humor for sure! One of my new "favorite" entries in your blog.

Martha said...

OMG: I'm still laughing.
Thanks for taking time to share this story with the rest of us: you have no idea how much I needed to remember to relax and take time to be SILLY!

Such a sassy pussy cat you are! :)