Thursday, January 15, 2009

Two Scaredy Cats = A Bad Evening

Now be honest with me ladies..... have you ever been alone by yourself or with your child/children, hear a noise and freak out within the blink of an eye? Well, I must admit that Cameron must get this from his wonderful Mommy. Yep, tonight Moonbeam had to work and it was just Starshine and Sunshine hanging out. We were playing and reading some books and he decides that he is going to go sit in a crate that was holding all of his books. Well, the crate was over by the steps which is kinda close to the front door. Well, he was talking away and then we both heard a loud bang at the side of our home. We don't have windows out at that side of the house so there really wasn't much I could do. I tried to get Cameron involved and tried my best to get my mind off the noise as well, but it was kinda hard with Cameron asking me every 3-5 seconds what the noise was. I told him that I didn't know what the noise was, but told him that everything was ok. Uh yeah, in the meantime I am freaking out, shaking in my slippers and getting goose bumps on top of cold chills. The next thing I know..... Cameron starts screaming out of no where, at the top of his lungs and really loud. Yep, if I wasn't already on edge enough as it is, well I was over the edge at this point and scared half out of my wits. Oh yeah, Cameron was just screaming to be screaming....must have wanted to scare me a bit more. I called my Mom - I don't know why I would call her since she is 2 1/2 hours away, but she told me that it was probably nothing, but the ice on the top of our house falling from one level to the next. I thought at first that was a great idea, but seeing as though it is -20 degrees here in Ohio tonight I don't hardly think the ice or snow is gonna be moving much. I guess she was just trying to help calm my nerves and really I am still a nervous wreck. It is funny, but the only thing I could think of was....what if someone tried to break in sometime and I had to hide myself and Cameron and try to keep Cameron quiet all at the same time. Yep, it would NEVER happen!! Cameron talks so much and well the hide n seek game wouldn't last long, at least not long enough for the cops to get here. OMG, I am totally freaking myself out and my hubby still has another 20 minutes before he is home tonight. UGH, I hate this feeling!! I hate feeling so scared and on edge. I mean I know that if anyone were ever to break in then they would have some BIG fight with this Momma, but geesh louise, I don't think I want to have to worry about that or ever deal with that. Ok, ok enough of my rambling..... so ladies, what do you do to try to keep your sanity when you hear noises when you are home alone? Come on - give me the scoop and don't tell me you would be like Macaulay Culkin on Home Alone and come up with all of these brilliant and lavish ideas to beat these guys booties because you know you wouldn't. Ok, I will be quiet if you share your thoughts!!


Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

I am pretty experienced with this since Dan has either worked the grave yard shift or swing shift for three years now. I always turn the t.v. on and up really loud. I also keep the phone REALLY close. Also I always have to observe what the noise is. It makes me feel better in the end because usually it is nothing. I have a really nice neighbor (a single dad) who always is willing to check things out for me too. He also has a dog and I know that if the dog is barking then he will be out checking. I love his dog because he only barks if he things something is up.

He And Me + 3 said...

I hate being home alone..I always hear noises...I usually sleep with the TV on. Even though I don't watch TV. LOL

McCrakensx4 said...

I hate it when Ryan is away and I am by myself at night with the boys. Freaks me out. I usually sleep with the TV on!

Angelwingsbaby said...

Just wanted to say thank you for your kind words and let you know how much I appreciate them. .....As far as noises I am always home alone every night as hubby works until at least 12am -1am so I have become rather used to it.I try to ignore it unless it is a noise I don't recognize and then I grab the phone and cautiously investigate if possible from either a distance or behind a locked door (say if it's outside).

Stacey said...

Thankfully I don't spend nights by myself. However, I have often heard noises and been scared to death myself. Usually I have the instinct to see what it was and if I can't figure it out, then I take comfort with Gizmo. Having her in the house with me makes me feel pretty safe, becuause she does bark when it is necessary. The t.v. or radio are usually on and I also have the phone with me all of the time as well as keep the doors locked. Hopefully Shawn was able to figure out what the noise was, I'm sure it felt great to have him come home. :)

Love and hugs,
Stacey :)

Lyndsay said...

I always repeat to myself "God did not give me a spirit of fear" Fear is totally from the devil and it has no place in my house.

On the same note we did get a security system last year because someone broke into my husband's van outside and I didn't want them thinking they could break into our house. At the time my husband was working a lot of nights so it was scary to be home alone with the boys. But I'm the same as you...they would have to get past this mama first and I'm sure with all the adrenalin pumping through my veins I could put up a pretty good fight.

I hope you feel all safe and secure now that your hubby is home. Sweet dreams!