The following story is True. The names and events have NOT been changed in an attempt to protect the “Innocent”!
I’m not sure how she did it. But I must have a long heart-to-heart talk with my granddaughter, Harper Jeanine!
She was here this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with her mom, Janelle and dad, my eldest son Michael. It was a great time, and fun was had by all (aside from the attempts to wean certain family members from Electronic Dependency Disease).
We all kept an eye on Harper, because the house is still relatively new to her. But obviously, all the adults failed. The kid – apparently a truant in the making – was slinking around the house in full Special Ops mode when no one was looking.
Not sure how she did that during the day … with six other adults around … so she must have been conducting her special brand of mischief under the cover of night. No doubt in full black ninja footie pajamas, second-story burglary equipment, and mischievous intent.
You may think I’m crazy. The little trouble-maker is only
9 10 1/2 (Thanks, honey) months old. What possibly could she have done to warrant this accusatory post?
The evidence however is irrefutable!
As I labored – as is my habit – in the days following the Thanksgiving holiday to decorate the outside of the house in Christmas lights, I stumbled upon a puzzling discovery while installing lights on the back deck. Lodged in the rain gutter over the kitchen windows was a 14-inch horsehair brush.
Now I have never owned a 14-inch horsehair brush. Have never seen this brush, and have no idea how it became lodged in the rear rain gutter.
I dug the offending blockage from the gutter, puzzling all the while how it could have gotten into the gutter and more so, who did it belong to?
The answer was baffling and more than a bit unnerving once I cleaned off the offending object for further inspection. The timing – just a day after their departure – was the proverbial finger of Conviction on the Scale of Justice.
Harper Jeanine is in big, big trouble!
Despite her obvious lawlessness, you can vote for Harper Jeanine in Gerber’s “Growing up Gerber Be our Baby Photo Search 2014“. I just wouldn’t let her into your house unsupervised …
If Harper has her grandpa’s humor she’ll be a stand up comedian as well as a rowdy in the making! Thanks for the smiles. PS – she is adorable.
Thanks so much for the comment! Made my day …
Harper is an angel (her recent transgression aside) and I would be flattered beyond belief if she grows up with any of my quirky – but harmless – traits!