How to Scare a Mom of Twins


How to Scare a Mom of Twins?

Picture this:

It’s middle of the night, all is dark and quiet. Mom of twin toddlers is sleeping soundly, dreaming of the day when sleeping comes about more often. Then, a creak in the night wakes the Mom from slumber. She bolts upright in bed, {and since bed is positioned for a straight view to the hallway} the hallway is what she immediately sees.

This is is the view….

Ok, so it looked more like this….

It was dark though – I could have sworn there was fog involved, maybe some glowing eyes. Regardless, the two of them standing there side by side, watching me in silence….gave me a freaking heart attack!!!

Having watched many scary movies in the past, I debated on what to do, in order to make it out alive. Reaching for the phone and calling 911 did cross my mind. Hiding under my covers was another option. Jump out of bed and slam the door shut on them? A door stops creapers in the night, right?

Instead I screamed, ‘what are you doing? Go to your room!!’. Anger, yes anger is better than showing fear!

Their intense stare broke into giggles and they waddled quickly back into their room.

I sat there for the longest time, wondering if maybe they somehow *knew* about The Shining and how that would make me pee my pajamas. Nah, that’s impossible… Should I put a bell on their door so that I could hear them come out? By this time I was full-on scared, and didn’t want to get out of bed in the dark – what if something was under the bed?

Instead I chose to hide under my blankets.

What has this Mommy become!?!



  1. Sorry, I’m laughing so hard I could die! That would FREAK. ME. OUT! Even when I wake up and there’s only ONE kid staring at me, but two? Flashes of The Shining are sooooo not cool.

  2. OMG, that is too funny! Of course, I totally get it. I’ve woken up to the toddler stare myself so I can relate to the whole heart attack feeling. I think the double stare you get would have finished me off!

  3. I cannot wait for the day my future children do this to me… I apparently did it to my parents and I have heard my mother’s screams as my younger siblings have done it to my parents. It’s probably genetic and we will probably all reap our just rewards for our giggles.

  4. Too funny! As a Mom of twins, I usually react with something close to anger, if I see them in the middle of the night.

  5. bwahahahaha…. oh, sorry, it’s not supposed to be funny when Mommies are scared like that…… but I’m still chuckling! I hate it when I wake up from a dead sleep and there’s a child standing 3 inches away from my nose, just looking at me…… definitely freaks me out!

    Hopefully the girlies won’t wake you up like this often. Adrenaline isn’t good for sleeping…

  6. That is hilarious – I love “The Shining”!
    These kids can move quietly, freaks me out as well.

  7. Ahahahahaha, that was too funny, especially your first picture. :P:P:P

  8. Karla Sceviour says:

    omg..that is funnny!! lol..But freaky too! lol

  9. Hahah!! That is too funny…I am such a heavy sleeper, I would never know if my kids were standing there staring at me!!

    • I used to be too, Ruth. And there has been severe thunderstorms that I have slept right through. But when it comes to my kids, they could blink in the night and I would hear them!
      One of my side-effects of parenthood maybe?

  10. That.was.hilarious. Sorry, I know you must have been freaking out! But the picture of the twins just standing there and staring is classic!

    I simply have to share my story with you:

    My toddler’s favourite musical instrument is his red drum (do you see where I’m going with this?)

    A few months ago, he decided he wanted to play with it in the middle of the night. So he started calling out “red drum, red drum!” from his room. Needless to say my husband and I were shaking under our covers and pushing each other out of the bed to see who would attend to him. Thankfully, I figured out what he wanted before either of us peed our pants.

    Thanks for giving me a chuckle on this cold Sunday morning!

  11. that is too funny. I guess I will be seeing that picture in a few years because that seems like something my twins would do.
    I like the bell idea!


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