Thursday, April 11, 2013

Maybe I Should Find New TV Shows To Watch...

People who know me also know that I don't do scary movies of any kind.

I think I've written before about watching the Alien movies: 1 a week, on Saturday morning, with the lights on and blinds open.  I didn't want to run the risk of something keeping me from being able to sleep.

So, my choice in television shows seems a bit odd knowing that.  I mean, they aren't exactly chest bursters every night, but I prefer things like Supernatural, Grimm, and The Following.

And I think they are starting to influence the way I see things.....

For example, our first night in the new place.

When James goes down to sleep, we close his bedroom door.  During naps, the door stays closed for the whole time.  At night, on our way to bed, we open his door so that he gets the benefit of the heater or AC as he is sleeping.

That first night, we went through the normal routine.  On my way to bed, I saw the bedroom door open and assumed that my husband had opened the door and gotten him snuggled with blankets. I climbed into bed, turned out the lights, and fell asleep.  The next morning, I mentioned the door to him, and he said he hadn't done it. 

My first reaction: we have a ghost.

Logical, no?

That second night, as we closed the door, I made sure to pull hard on it.  Turns out that if you don't do that then his bedroom door slips open slowly.

So, no ghost.  Lesson learned.

Or so you would think.

We normally leave all the doors open throughout the apartment except for 3: guest room closet, James' closet, and the linen closet outside the guest bathroom.

Over the last week, I've noticed that the guest bathroom door was closed at odd times of the day.  Neither of us had been down there, so I immediately went back to my go to reason for anything odd happening.

A ghost.

On Tuesday of this week, I went in to use the bathroom, and my favorite shadow followed me.  James has a habit of following me in, pushing me down to sit, waiting for me to finish, helping me flush the toilet, and then after making sure the water has gone down he will close the toilet.

I see it as early training.  He knows to flush and put the seat down.  Mommy is going to win this one!

After I washed my hands, I picked him up to turn off the light, set him down, and then walked out and told him to come with me.

I stopped and looked back in time to see him grab the door knob and pull the door closed.

He was on tip toes for part of it, but he did it.

So, no, we aren't haunted.  There doesn't appear to be a ghost here.

My son is just getting tall.  And learning to use door knobs.

To be honest, I'm not sure which I would prefer.

I need him to be my baby just a little bit longer....

And a ghost would have been so cool.


  1. Oh man I LOVE the Following!!!! How is it possible no one else is talking about that show! I too have to take breaks during it as it is so scary! Lol! And I always have a fluff 1/2 hour show waiting after to make sure I can sleep!
    It's too funny how these shows actually do change our perspective on things... I seriously need to stop watching Criminal Minds if I ever want to go to Pennsylvania again! LOL!
    All my best to you!

  2. LOL I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs a fluff show! I normally switch to Friends or How I Met Your Mother for that last little bit....