Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Who's The Boss?"


With the dawning of the Age of Aquarius and my mother's budding independence, my brother and I found ourselves "in charge" of own selves more frequently than not. Our parents seemed to be resolute in their confidence that they would return from their own day's agendas to a home still standing and children as they had left them.


 As the oldest sibling I considered my self the Boss of my younger brother, John.


He considered himself, unbossable.
 

So I really was surprised one morning near Easter to find upon opening our front door, the largest raccoon I had ever seen standing on his hind legs looking as though he wanted to come in. I called my brother to the door, "John, Mom and Dad have gotten us an Easter Raccoon. Come and get him." And he listened to me!


As soon as my brother stepped onto our front porch, the raccoon began to chase him. My brother on two legs was not fast enough for the raccoon on four. A tackle, a tumble, arms and legs flailing, a brother bitten to pieces upon our parents arrival home. Shots in the stomach for Easter a reminder never to listen to his sister again!



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25 comments:

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

hahahah That's so great! I mean...not for John, but such a cute story! LOL
Love the bunny E! I bet you could sell 100s of them!
Erica :)

VintageBettys said...

Oh my goodness.... that is terrible! I'm sure he will never forget that!
I love your Bunny and your sweet birdie...it is adorable!I can't wait til Spring :)

HollyC said...

Oh boy, Oh boy! I got a chuckle out of that one. I can just see you scheming when you saw that raccoon! I bet you didn't know it was going to turn into a wrestling match. You might need to add the Easter raccoon to your list of felt creations :) lol that sounds a lot like the Easter Beagle. Have a wonderful night and thanks for that chuckle! Holly

ps your sweet Easter characters are on my to do list!

VintageBettys said...

Elizabeth.... I just have to say I really...really love your little clay duckie pulling the little easter wagon ...it is just too cute!!!!

Perfectly Printed said...

Too funny!!! We opened our front door last summer to a mama raccoon and her three babies protecting our car! No way was I going near them....mama had a mean look on her face! I can only image how your brother faired! Love the lastest creations!

chris

Ina said...

EEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPP! That memory was a shocker!!! ;p

Shelia said...

LOL! What a cute story but you didn't tell us if you got into trouble! :) I don't have any siblings but if I did, I know I'd be the boss! I love your sweet little creations. Te little bunny and blue bird are adorable.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Diane Mars said...

Elizabeth, very funny we too kinda bossed around our brother, kinda feel sorry for all the teasing we gave our brother... love your felt creations~ ox, Diane

vivian said...

thats freaken too funny! I was always the boss at my house when we were kids.. even now, I tend to be a bit bossy! lol...
LOVE your easter friends! you create the sweetest characters!
xoxo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Even thou it wasn't funny for your brother, I had to smile after reading this post! I bet he doesn't like raccoons!
Sweet as ever Easter bunny!
Warmly,
deb

Pieceful Bits said...

oops!!! hahaha

RetroSandie said...

Poor John! He probably hates raccoons to this day! I love the pink and white bunny. He is so cute! We always love everything you make, E!!!!
Hugs, Sandie XO

Scrap for Joy said...

I am scared of raccoons so this story made the hair on the back of my neck stand on end! Poor John. Loving your bunny and birdie....especially their garlands !
xoxo
Joyce

Corey Moortgat said...

Seriously, your stuff is so adorable!!! I adore the birdie!

One night, we heard our cat meowing outside. We opened the door to find about five raccoons standing on hind legs, and our cat cowering at the door. He shot inside so fast! We were really lucky that we were home to let him in, because you could tell that those raccoons meant business!!

Cindy said...

How awful for your brother! Your cute Easter creations take the "ouch" out of your story:)

Dorothy said...

LOL, oh you didn't!! :-)

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Elizabeth what a story! I can just imagine your horror when the raccoon turned on your brother. If he was like my brother's he used that incident to guilt me into doing many things for him for ages after!

I enjoyed the complete honesty of your previous post which is no longer also. People never know what is taking place inside that brave facade we put on or the courage it takes to put the smile so confidently looking on our face at times!

Bless you friend!

mary

Oh your creations- I just have to try my hand at one of your lovely patterns soon!

pam said...

Isn't it amazing any of use born before 2000 are still alive for all the "dangerous" childhood toys and unsupervised at yard play we had ;) As usual what a great story!

Joanne @ maisyray said...

I just love reading about you and your family as much as looking at all the wonderful makes and tutorials. Have made a felt bluebird for my daughter and I am going to make these two charcters to put into an Easter garland to hang across our fireplace here in Yorkshire England.You@re a true inspiration of the heart Elizabeth. xxx

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

HAAAAAA! HAAAAA! That had me laughing so hard! Oh boy...

vintage grey said...

Oh my goodness!! Your poor brother, that must have been scary for him. I adore you bluebird, Elizabeth!! So darn sweet! Have a wonderful weekend!! xo Heather

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

Oh I want that bluebird!! Would you consider selling him?

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