Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Scary Erin

I must admit, I take great delight in watching someone get scared; particularly at this Halloween season. This enjoyment started at a very young age. As a little girl, I had a babysitter that loved the ghoulish and scary. Skipper Gleason babysat us every now and again, and I’m sure babysitting 6 + kids at the time, he had to come up with very creative ways of entertaining us. One of which was by scaring us to the point of not being able to sleep! As much as it scared me as a child, it brought to life my own creative, creepy juices. However, I believe it was my younger sister’s reaction to my scariness that only egged on this delight. I took every opportunity I could of trapping her at the end of a hallway in our house, or scaring her when she came out of the bathroom. I spooked her to no end! When Caitilin came along and was able to understand what was going on, I did things to scare her too. Before we went to bed at night (it was usually the three of us sharing a room) I would purposely turn off the light myself and disappear in the room somewhere. I had a knack for being able to keep totally quiet, and they never knew where I would pop up and scare them. I absolutely loved it! The reactions were always priceless. However, Shannon is now perpetually scared of EVERYTHING. I should probably take some responsibility in that. It's something I can't help laugh about all the time. I take great delight in scaring her and anyone else I can get a reaction out of. Am I mean or what?!

3 comments:

Kalli Ko said...

Paul likes to do this to me and I hate him for it.

But I could never hate you...

Shannon said...

NOT FUNNY, ERIN!!! Because of you scary images cross my mind all the time, and at the worst times where I'm alone. Now that we're in a house I can't be alone in there, and if Ryan goes to sleep before I do I have to turn out the lights, and then hurry and jump into bed; grabbing my ear plugs on the way so I don't hear a ghost whispering in my ear, throw the covers on my head and pray that no one followed me. ALL BECAUSE OF YOUR "DELIGHT" IN SCARING. Not cool...but I still love ya.

sarah said...

I'd pay good money to see that... I'm sure you girls were so cute!