Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mom, I caught a troll!

I forgot to tell a funny story Carmen told us at dinner on Monday.  She's a nanny, and this is something her boss, Jamie, told her.

Jamie's friend Heather has a sort of special needs, but functioning, 14-year-old son.  There's about an hour between the time that he gets home from school and Heather gets home from work.  Every day, Heather calls at the same time to make sure that he got home safely.  Well, one day she called, and the son picked up whispering, "Mom, Mom, you'll never believe this!  I caught a troll!"  She thought he was joking around, so she went along with it, but he then said, "I gotta go, Mom!  He's trying to get out!  I gotta keep the troll in!"  Well, here's what happened...

While the son was home alone, a man saying he was a Census Bureau worker came to the door.  He walked in the house, which is something Census Bureau workers can't do.  As it turns out, he was a man working for the Republican Party checking for illegals.  This man was a midget, which was what made the kid think he was a troll.  When he walked in the house, the kid started chasing him around.  He got so freaked out that he barricaded himself in one of their closets.  When Heather got home, she found a pile of Skittles in front of the door as the kid showed her where the "troll" was.  He had been sliding Skittles under the door to "keep the troll alive."

That may be one of the greatest things I've heard in a very long time.  :)

Got my hair trimmed yesterday.  It looks a lot better. 

It is blistering hot outside.  That makes it not very fun for me to go outside.  So aside from the haircut, I've done nothing.  And it's good.

On a more serious note, today is the 11th anniversary of my dad's death. RIP Daddy <3


  1. Oh that's a hilarious story! Reminds me of the movie Foul Play (WAY before your time, but it's really funny).

    Thinking of you on this difficult anniversary.

  2. TOO funny! This made me laugh so hard! That Census Bureau worker will never go in another person's house again.

    My little brother is 17 and has Down Syndrome. I can definitely picture him saying it's a troll. LOL.

  3. Thinking of you and praying for you today.