Saturday, September 12, 2009

All The World's A Stage

There hasn't been a lot to laugh about at our house lately but I wanted to share this. I am the only one in the household to think it is so funny but here goes....

Scene: One dark, rainy Friday night in late summer at the Rowley house.

Time: 11pm

Players: Danielle (oldest daughter) home alone waking after her nap.

Stefanie (younger daughter) arriving home after a evening of fun and
frolics.
Dan and I are arriving home after a long trip to pick Dan up from his
truck in Grand Rapids after 30 days out as an over-the-road truck driver.

Action: Danielle decides to slip into the attached garage to get her textbooks out of her car so she can study. She is wearing her underwear. She has the garage light on so she can see to find her car.

First Complication: Stefanie parks in her designated parking spot and hits the button to open the garage door. She gets out of her car, slams the car door and runs for the house in the pouring down rain.

Second Complication: Dan and I turn into the driveway. At this point Danielle is the "deer caught in the headlights" in her underwear with the overhead light on. She panics. Dan (not noticing Stefanie running alongside our car heading for the garage) hits the button to open the garage door. The garage door closes at this point giving Danielle a moment to run back into the safety of the laundry room to grab a pair of scrubs lying on the dryer. Good thing Stefanie never puts her clothes away.

Third Complication: I see Stefanie standing in the rain by the closed garage door. I hit the button to open it for her explaining to Dan what has just happened while Dan hits the button to open the door and actually is closing the door again on poor Stef. She is glaring at me while I am laughing hysterically.

Conclusion: We finally get the garage door open. We drive in. Stefanie sloshes in. Danielle gets the books out of her back seat. We all go into the house and live happily ever after. The End.

7 comments:

What A Card said...

As an outsider, I think it sounds pretty funny :) I'm sure your daughters were less amused, though :)

Not Waving but Drowning said...

Brilliant!

GG

Jan said...

I think it is so funny just because no one else even thought it was remotely funny! And meanwhile I was laughing hysterically.

NG said...

Aw, that's sweet, but probably only because I would have been pushing the button repeatedly on purpose.

Jeanne said...

They have no sense of humor -- this is a riot!

T said...

OMG, this is so funny. ROFLMAO!!

I would have been right there with you laughing:))

Carrie B said...

Hi. . . coming over from Jane at Emptying the Nest.

This is hilarious! Love it when the kids "get caught" and we can laugh at them.

Can you tell I have young adult/teenagers?

Have a great weekend.