I discovered another "thing" last week.
|This is It...Stephen King's It to be exact. This It is not the thing I'm scared of.|
It was Mama's turn to go to our community group from church, so I stayed home with the girls and put them down. That doesn't scare me, anymore, but I still won't do bath time alone.
Normally, the girls pick up all their toys before bed, but since they weren't feeling that well I allowed them to just go to bed without cleaning up. They went down and I went to work.
The mess wasn't that bad, so I had it all put away in about five minutes. The last thing I did was toss a small ball into the toy bin.
Thirty seconds later, a toy sitting a foot away from the ball bin made a noise. This is a brand new toy. The batteries are new so you can't put any blame there. I looked at it for a second, decided something must have jostled it somehow, and turned to go get a drink.
"Bye-bye"That's what the little dinosaur said to me.
I froze. I was waiting for Chucky to come slice me up. Ever so slowly I turned around and stared at the toy. It wasn't smiling, glowing, or doing some spinning head thing. I'm pretty sure the toy doesn't have that word in its vocabulary, so I was a little bit freaked.
|Good old Chucky|
"Bye- Bye"I nearly crapped my pants.
Within two seconds there was some metallic clanking sound coming from the other room. I moved quickly to see if the dogs were messing with something, but they were both sleeping, and the noise stopped as I entered that room.
At this point, the hair on my arms and back of my neck is standing up. My heart is thumping so loudly I can feel it and hear it. Adrenaline is racing through my body. I'm starting to shake as I fight the urge to run screaming from the house. I want to look in the room with the dogs, but I don't want to take my eyes off that creepy little dinosaur thing.
My girls are going to sleep in the next room, I need to protect them. Should I put the toy in the freezer? Maybe just set it outside? Will handling it just piss it off? Will I need an oven mitt to handle it? Maybe the prongs from the fireplace tools? Maybe I should just leave it alone unless it does it again.
I decided no action was the best course of action at that point. I was still concerned my house might be possessed, or at least this new toy was. There was only one thing I could think to do.
I may have uttered the following words:
In the name of Jesus Christ my personal Lord and Savior I command you evil spirits to leave this house!I've seen the exorcist, and I know this might not always work, but it made me feel better - as did those drinks I finally got to have. The dinosaur has not uttered any unprovoked words yet, so maybe I'm onto something. The voices have stopped.
At least the ones outside my head.
Merry Christmas! Enjoy your new toys and their demons!!