Thursday, 15 October 2009

Sleeping Daddy

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Carissa

Photo copyright:Maggie May

This is what happens in our house when a Daddy tries to have forty winks. Those naughty granddaughters stuff toy cats down his ears.
There is no peace for the wicked.

I recently posted here about a 65th Birthday celebration with Eddie Bluelights and my son, Sam, thinking that people would twigg that we were all related to each other (as I was sure that people didn't know) and I was quite amazed that this passed right over most people's heads and that they really did think that we met up by accident in a pub when we were at other individual 65th Birthday celebrations.
It was meant to be a conundrum.
Each of us left a clue on each of our posts that went out at identical times with identical pictures.
Quite funny, really, when you think of it. How amazing would that be to meet up by chance while enjoying other people's 65th Birthday meals ?
We had fun doing this as a team.
I wonder if there is anyone else who doesn't know what we are talking about?
Forgive us if you don't.


Photostory Friday is hosted by Cecily.

35 comments:

imbeingheldhostage said...

Actually it was quite fun-- I love a mystery and you had my head going in circles until I finally figured it out. Do it again!!

(The cats-- just hilarious!)

lakeviewer said...

WE are not as smart as we sound/appear. We need lots of cues. Love those cat earrings! My children used to weave their father's hair when he dozed off.

Eddie Bluelights said...

My sister said the other night, "Who is that Maggie May and what was she doing in the restaurant attending yet another 65th birthday!" LOL ~ Eddie

Nessa said...

I love the picture. Good daddies and grand-daddies will put up with all kinds of things.

I did figure out your were related. I should have said so your game would be more fun. You are one fun family.

The Things We Carried said...

I was clueless. Eddie emailed me and told me...Then I got it ;0! Still, if I am ever in your part of England, i would love to meet you all :).

My son and his new wife (who I ADORE!!) plan to move to Germany in January. I hope they blog. Love that your family does~

Wendy said...

LoL - I love the cats hiding in Daddy's ears! Children do the funniest things!

scrappysue said...

you're forgiven, because it sounds like a lot of fun!

Thumbelina said...

He's gonna love you for posting that picture on the world wide web...!
I thought you'd left enough clues, but then, I had a bit of extra help. ;0)

Cecily R said...

Hahahaha! That's AWESOME!!! LOVE that you grabbed the camera for that one!

lailani said...

lol! tooo cute and quite clever of the little ones!

Ayak said...

Like quite a few others, I thought at first that it was a huge coincidence that you happened to meet up...but as I read on I realised you must be related.

I often wonder if I'm reading blogs written by people I might already know in real life, but that they or I don't realise it.

Poor Grandad...they do have to put up with a lot!

SandyCarlson said...

I am enjoying the fun!

Expat mum said...

Before I forget - I keep saying "No peace for the wicked" and over here (US) they keep correcting me and saying "No peace for the weary". I knew I wasn't going mad.
Anyway .... how can anyone sleep when little babes are putting things in the ears??
And my word verification is "Wingles". How sweet.

Dimple said...

Isa 48:22 "There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked."
So Expat Mum is right, and those who correct her are not.
LOVE the cats! I'm amazed he slept through it.
And as for the relationship; it didn't even cross my mind! But I was a little confused!

RNSANE said...

I am glad I was wide awake at Orso 80 in Rome for my 65th birthday...it was really weird, though, sitting there with my four friends - when a woman approached and asked, "Are you Carmen Henesy?" She said she told her fellow flight attendants, "I know that woman" when she saw my eye shadow ( I always match my clothes - my only claim to being artistic ). It seems Jennifer and I had attended the same Spanish child forensic interviewing class in Huntsville, Alabama a couple of years prior!!! Talk about a small world!

Tiaras said...

Love the granddaddy's kitty home

Rose said...

This is too funny! My father-in-law used to fall asleep in his recliner, and sometimes his false teeth would fall out. The grandsons liked to tease him by stealing his teeth while he was sleeping:)

I did catch the connection between you and Eddie; sounds like your brother is a lot of fun!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Oh dear! So funny! Those darn kids! :-)

kaye said...

Family--they're always good for a laugh.

Suburbia said...

I love that you all have blogs and can share everything together!

Fab pic, did he sleep through it?!

Granny on the Web said...

No wonder I was convinced senility had at last caught me out... and I am still confused. You mean it wasn't one huge coincidence...? I shall never believe a word you say again!

Love Granny

Valleys Mam said...

LOL Maggie that photo is great
So what relation are u to Eddie -Mam being dumb or missed something as usual

Emily said...

haha! Funny picture.

The Girl From Cherry Blossom Street said...

It never dawned on me you and Eddie are related! I thought it was nice of Eddie to invite an equally nice blogger (you!) to a
65th birthday bash :-)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

lol, attack of the cats. :)

Susie said...

Those granddaughters are hysterical! LOL!! Great PSF.

gaelikaa said...

Sleeping daddies had better watch out! Around here too. I'm going to check out those 65th birthday celebrations.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I had to go back and re-read the post to see if I had figured it out and I'm still not sure! My head is way up in the clouds at the moment!!

Love the cats though, so funny. A x

Moannie said...

Great gag, had us all on the back foot, seemed like a great night out and Eddie is a barrel of fun. At least the toys didn't go down too far, the mind boggles...imagine what marbles could do.

Mickle in NZ said...

Yay to dear Maggie and Eddie.

As for your dear Sam - when I was about 11 years old (and the younger daughter of 2) my dear Dad was heard to mutter "even the bloody cat's a female!"

No wonder Dad is so nice to my boy, Zebbycat!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hi, Maggie!!! This is so much fun!!! From the cats in the ears to the conundrum!!! Thoroughly enjoyed it all! Wanted to stop by and thank you for all your love, prayers and support!! It means so much to me!!! With love, Janine XO

Teacher's Pet said...

Aren't children fun!!
They do the most amazing things...and can laugh about them...and go on.
(I'm talking about Eddie! Who did you think I meant?) :))
Seriously...I loved the cats in the ears....and someone was was sweetheart to let the children have fun with him!!
Much love,
Jackie

Bina said...

Ha Ha! Love the kitties in the ear. Kids are just so funny.

And okay, I forgive you, because I don't know what you are talking about. I'm sorry!

Hilary said...

I wonder if part of is was that folks don't necessarily know more than one of you from blogging. I certainly didn't really know Eddie (except in passing) before very recently and I sure didn't know your son at all. But your own post was clear enough to me to make the connections... eventually. :)

LOL at Eddie's comment. ;)

Love the photo of dangling ear kitties!

Magpie said...

Awesome cats in ear photo.