Friday, November 22, 2013

The Broken Bed

The loud crash from our second floor could have easily been mistaken for a sonic boom.  My husband's flight or fight instincts kicked in immediately.

Joe (from his recliner):  BOYS!!!!!!  What is going on up there????

Boys (in unison):  Nothing, dad.

And yet an hour later, Joe wandered upstairs to find Jack's bed cracked in half. 

Cracked.

In.

Half.

Joe:  HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?  AND WHY DIDN'T YOU COME TELL ME?

Boys (in garbled unison):  We didn't know it ...uh...broke.  We were playing football.

Thankfully, my husband is a handy, handy man:

Duct tape: How the Walsh Family Will Survive the Apocalypse

I haven't the heart to tell Joe the bed's a goner.

I'll wait for a good time.

Like when he's back on his recliner.

With a beer.

20 comments:

  1. "Nothing, Dad." And he believed them. *snort*

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  2. Thank goodness this story ended with the use of one of those pint glasses.

    -andi

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    1. No story is complete without pint glasses. ;)

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  3. Oh my gosh! I jumped on my bed as a kid and bent the metal frame, but the broken wood? Yikes!!!!!

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  4. Maybe that duct tape is holding the bed together and it has wood glue which will dry. Just wondering.

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  5. As I always remind you, "WAIT TIL THEY START DRIVING"

    Your favorite security guard cl

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    1. Thanks for the happy thought, Officer CL.

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  6. Great. Just in time for a sleepover. I think I will sleep on the couch.

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  7. Duct tape seems to sometimes be the answer for everything; I guess not in this case though. Am glad that no one got hurt, right?

    betty

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    1. Oh yes. Very glad nobody got hurt, because I'm not sure if duct tape would've worked. ;)

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  8. An hour later? The little one didn't rat?

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    1. I think they were using Joey as the ball.

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  9. Oh my gosh! Boys are so destructive! I totally remember that feeling though, of breaking something and not wanting mom or dad to find out. It was the only time my brother and I go along...when we were trying to cover something up!

    Nice duct tape job :)

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    1. United in guilt! Love it! And Joe is pretty handy with that roll.

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  10. I love Duct tape! You can fix the world with that and a screwdriver. I learned that from MacGyver.

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