Monday, July 5, 2010

And The OSCAR Goes To ....

.... Kelty, in his rendition of "I played dead and scared the crap out of my mommy".

The Scene: Mommy and Kelty are playing upstairs. The dogs are outside barking insistently at the folks visiting the neighbors house.

Mom: Kelty, I'll be right back. I need to let the dogs inside.

(Mommy runs down three flights of stairs to shush the dogs and bring them inside)

(Mommy runs back upstairs and finds Kelty laying sprawled on the floor next to the bed, blankie slightly out of reach from his grasp, pacifier dangling from his mouth that is gaping open, tongue hanging from his mouth ... eyes loosely closed ... body completely and utterly motionless)

Mom: KELTY! (frozen in the doorway)

Kelty: (no movement)

Mom: OH MY GOD! KELTY! (running over to Kelty)

Kelty: (no movement)

Mom: KELTY, KELTY!! (hovering over Kelty)

Kelty: AGHH! (opening his eyes, throwing his arms out ... laugh laugh)

Mom: Kelty! Don't you ever do that again!! Don't scare mommy like that! (nauseous from fear).

I kid you not, my 2 1/2 year old played dead and it was so believable I almost vomited. I thought he must have climbed on our bed and jumped off and broke his neck! I can't even describe the fear I felt for those moments! I swear, he's going to give me a heart attack with these pranks!

I do believe we could be raising a future Oscar winning actor. Lord help us!

And just in case you were having a hard time visualizing ... here is a photo reenactment for your viewing pleasure ...


  1. Did Kelty Take That Photo Of You!?

    That reminded me of all the times we'd come home from dance and Dad would be lying on the living room floor, knife wedged in his armpit and ketchup all over his shirt...and us stepping over him and carrying on...ha! Kelty's got some Papa in him...the jokster.

  2. AWESOME!!! I could not stop cracking up @ Ketly!!!! That is just too funny that he thought to do something like that!!!

  3. I'm so sorry because I know you were terrified but that is FREAKIN' HILARIOUS! Ah, the things they put us through. What a great story!

  4. I'm with everyone else. Sorry he put you through that but it cracked me up. I thought I was done laughing reading it along the way, then saw the pictures. Good pose by the way :). Get that kid an agent, he's headed for the big time.

  5. ditto to everything that has been said.
    I might add, no two year old should be able to think that through and make it believeable, that is like asking him to keep a secret at that age. Genious child!


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