Quick…Pretend you are asleep!

Yesterday, Mrs. Darling posted about some of her family’s traditions.  It made me think about some of my family’s eccentricities traditions.  Of course, we celebrate all the major holidays, probably much like your family does.  Then again, I don’t know of many families that are fortunate to have such unusual visitors such as the Valentine Bunny and Paddy O’Furniture, the Magical Leprechaun.  To me, the traditions that really matter are the little things…the ones that are a part of our everyday lives.

Once upon a time, when someone came home from somewhere or entered a room from another part of the house, those family members that were already there would happily greet and welcome them.  We all know that we love each other and (usually) enjoy each other’s company.  Sometimes, though…you need to shake things up a bit. 

At some point, one of us, (most likely Shaun) thought it would be fun to pretend we were asleep when someone enters.  It was a little disconcerting to come home and see your entire family (except for the very excited dogs of course!) sprawled throughout the room fast asleep in the middle of the day. 

Of course, being the great fans of silliness that we are, we all started to do this, with great enthusiam…all the time.  We hear footsteps and someone says “Quick, pretend you’re asleep!” and we all keel over and start to softly snore. 

What’s really fun is when we have guests, that having no idea about our little game, will happily play along with us.  (We have some great friends!) Every once in a while, if we are really lucky, or really good, we can convince someone that we really have fallen asleep.  Doing this can make your whole day!

Sometimes…wait, I hear someone coming…Quick! Pretend you are asleep!  ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 

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14 Responses to Quick…Pretend you are asleep!

  1. Tink says:

    Oh my God, I’m dying over here. That is so funny! You guys are brilliant. I would totally play along with it.

  2. Barb says:

    LOL.. I love it…you guys sound like you have so much fun as a family. Can you adopt me????

  3. photowannabe says:

    How fun…What you and your family does really knits it together. They will be the memories that will never be forgotten and bring lots of giggles in the future.

  4. Jay says:

    That is funny. Of course, if I was the guest who walked in and found everybody asleep I would drop something REALLY LOUD just cause I’m mean like that. LOL

  5. Susan says:

    Tink-Of course you would, that’s why I adore you so!

    Barb-Sure! My philosophy is the more the merrier!

    Photo-I sure hope so. We do enjoy each other quite a bit.

    Jay-um…we weren’t really sleeping you know! lol

  6. I just visited your blog for the first time and was quite tickled by this first entry.
    It reminded me of silly games my father and I used to play. We once convinced my mother than, in the process of searching for a Christmas tree, we had been chased down by an angry farmer (of sorts… landowner, really, but farmer makes the story better), who managed to dent our van with powerfully wielded shovel.

    Ah, memories.

  7. barnmouse says:

    OMG…that’s hysterical! I’m going to try that on my hubby tonight!

    Your family sounds like a lot of fun!!! 🙂

  8. oddmix says:

    ZZZZZzzzzzz…..

  9. mrs darling says:

    Funny game ! Its amazing the things that bond families! LOL

  10. gawilli says:

    Sounds like you are making some pretty neat memories for you family along the way! And really, it’s the simple pleasures that make life so wonderful.

  11. john/dad says:

    I think that you should tell them about the time you got you toe stuck in the bath faucet

  12. Peggy says:

    Nobody is EVER going to believe you’re actually asleep ever again.

  13. rofl. says:

    MY FAMILY TOTALLY DOES THIS TOO. haha that’s amazing.

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