Thursday, October 16, 2008

In the Spirit of Halloween

Things I was scared of as a child:
1. The song "woa-oa here she comes. Watch out boys she'll chew you up... She's a man-eater."
2. The song "I just died in your arms tonite."
3. Burglars downstairs as I ran across the hall to the parent's room after jumping off my bed to avoid the snakes under it.
4. A witch that would certainly pop out of the toilet if I didn't wash hands and get out before the toilet noises stopped.
5. The movie "Watcher in the Woods".
6. Needles.
7. Snakes... or a stick that looked like a snake following me home on my bike.
8. Never marrying.
9. The thought of dying and going into nothingness.
10. The thought of dying and then living FOREVER. And EVER. And EVER.
11. Graduating to Young Women's from Primary in church.
12. "Unsolved Mysteries"... and walking outside at night and hearing its theme in my head.
Things I'm afraid of now:
1. Heights without restraints.
2. Death of my parents, husband, or children.
3. The end of the world (and the crap leading up to it).
4. Being fat and getting fatter.
5. Snakes.
6. My kids living lifestyles that I don't approve of.
7. Ghosts, spirits, demons, whatever you want to call them.


Joe and Ollie said...

That was hilarious! I too was terrified of Watcher in the Woods (let's watch it!) and Unsolved Mysteries..hello, UNSOLVED! that means this creep is still out there, probably in my yard! I can totally see you jumping as far as you can off your bed to avoid getting bitten by the snakes that, no matter how many people disagree, were DEFINATELY not imaginary! You crack me up, thanks!

David or Jenny said...

summer-- I love that you talked about that maneater song. It used to freak me out. I thought this woman who had bright orange hair and green skin was going to come and devour my dad. freaky...

Aaron said...

Hey Summer, it's Aaron from Hawaii. Just wanted to say hi...and that you were a strange child. Say hi to Mike for me:) By the way, did you ever see that episode of Star Trek with that nasty grey skinned, stringy haired, wrinkely, suction-cup-fingers-suck-the-salt-out-of-your-face lady? Yeah, freaky.

Amy S. said...

I just have to third the notion of Watcher in the Woods. CREEPY! I was terrified of mirrors and trees at night for many, many, years.

Never been scared of a song, though. You're on your own with that one Sum.

Can I tell you how bad I felt about not getting together with you one last time before leaving that states? BAD. It makes me quite sad. I was just so crazy and busy before leaving. But I'm glad you're with your parents, having fun.

tawnya said...

Watcher in the Woods and Unsolved Mysteries, baby. Right there with you!

Lisa said...'re funny! I'm scared of something happening to one of my three kids...oh, and bees!

Andrea said...

Speaking of snakes...yesterday we went on a bike ride (read my blog) and all of a sudden a HUGE snake slithered across the path. I tried to avoid it and was successful with the front tire but the back tire hit it and it FLEW into the air higher than my head! I was SCREAMING the whole time. I never realized I was so afraid of snakes until yesterday! Bryson was right behind me on his bike and it almost hit him! He even let out a scream. It was FUNNY!

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So I used to think... I used to think it was my world. Maybe Michael thought it was his. But we have been re-educated. By a 4 year old and a 2 year old. It's their world. We live in it.

A peek into our window

Birth of Child #1

Birth of Child #1
He looked like a blue alien. Luckily it didn't stick. And thank goodness we didn't go with Michael's idea to name him based on what he looked like.

Birth of Child #2

Birth of Child #2
Much less eventful, thank goodness! She was born with red hair and 2 teeth... and skin colored skin!


  • Quincy says "Where's Avy? I dunno." She talks sooo much and she's so small (5th percentile) that is seems like she shouldn't be talking at all.
  • She roams wildly during church and has become quite the scavenger approaching anyone with food. Its embarrasingly adorable!
  • Quincy's vocab has exploded to include the words, "please, thank you, outside, sucker, candy, Avery, Grandpa, slide, ride, hold you, ni-night, water, bird, doggie, airplane, etc.....! She seems so little!
  • One of the most "wow" things she has done is climb one of those HUGE blow-up slides and slide down REPEATEDLY, ALL BY HERSELF!!!
  • Quincy (with great effort) threw the upper couch cushions on the floor and then proceeded to dive off couch, climb back up, repeat.
  • She says"I want: cookie, go, this, that, drink, wa-wa, play." She also says no, baby, hello, bye-bye, and peek-a-boo. And of course she says "Mom and Da."
  • Quincy talks a lot now. But first thing in the day and then 100 more times: "I want coo-kie." Very telling about her love affair with food.


  • A day after being educated, Avery pulled down his pants and touched his boyhood saying, "Hey Grandma, these are my private parts." HA-larious!
  • (After using the bathroom) "I made a waterfall. Then I made it stop."
  • "Hey Dad. This is my [invisible] friend Caillou. Will you be a monster and scare us?"
  • "Grandpa, what's in your belly?" says Avery. Mom says, "What do you think is in there?" "A baby?" guesses Avery. "Nope. Just lots of cherries," says Grandpa Schaefer. HAH!
  • Quincy was crying in the middle of the night and Avery said, "Take a deep breath, Quincy." It was sweet.
  • Quincy was screaming like a pterodactyl for Avery's food, so he snapped "Chill Out Quincy!"
  • In Avery's first attempt at being a smart-a, he was playing with his friend Jaden Knight and we were asking the boys their full names. Avery responded that his name was Avery James Day. Might have had to be there.
  • Avery still tries to stick his hand down my shirt. When I won't let him, he occasionally asks if he can stick his foot down my shirt instead.
  • I told Avery that Heavenly Father lived in heaven. He thought I said he lived 'with Kevin', so in alarm he asked, "With Kevin and Melissa?!!!"
  • Avery was out cold and we had to go. It was odd how I couldn't wake him, so I threw him over my shoulder and started heading out. All of the sudden with startling gusto, he yelled "I see Jesus." I thought he was a visionary, but turns out he woke up just as I walked past a picture of Christ.