Friday, August 24, 2012

Another Reason I Don't Go Into Scary Basements...

"Know what Aunt G said? She said that when she moved into her house, she and her boyfriend heard Hitler in the furnace."

"They said they heard... what?"

"Hitler. In the furnace."

 I quietly tried to come up with a response here. I am sure that his aunt believes that she heard something. Maybe she did. Maybe there was a tv show on that echoed German? Maybe she has psychic connections that I don't know about? All I know is that Evan has a very vivid imagination and a serious issue turning that imagination off come nightfall. I had to nip this in the bud ASAP!


"Ummm.... I... I don't think it was actually HITLER, honey. It probably just sounded like something German, or..."

"No. She said they heard him. They heard him talking. In the FURNACE." (in case I wasn't clear about the enormity of the situation, he enunciated that final sentence Ve.ry.clear.ly).

"Evan, I can tell you right now; Hitler was not talking to your Aunt through her furnace."

(silence for a bit as we both think about this scenario...)



"What did Grandma say when she heard your Aunt talking about Hitler in the furnace?"


"She said that as long as he stays in the furnace, it'll be ok."




8 comments:

LceeL said...

He's obviously burning in hell and he's making little side trips into basement furnaces to cool off.

Melisa said...

I can't make a better comment than Lou did. Go with that.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

BRILLIANT, Lou. Except Evan has issues with going UPstairs, in our open floor-plan house, let alone DOWNstairs into the creepy, creaky basement. I am trying to DISCOURAGE the idea that Hitler has the ability to talk to ANYONE through ANY method of household appliances...

StephLove said...

I like Grandma's response, but did you seek clarification from her or the aunt?

Mark said...

Nope, Lou wins today!
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Eddie said...

I just spit coffee onto my keyboard. I especially love your mom's response!

Kat said...

Hahaha! Well, I bet he is a furnace (of sorts) right now, and he can certainly stay there.

Gianna Rae said...

I can't stop laughing! Hilter?! This is so awesome.

I don't know who had the best line, you reassuring your child in a raised tone or Grandma!

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