The theme for the 6th edition of Smile for the Camera is “Funny Bone”. Show us that picture that never fails to bring a smile to your face! An amusing incident, a funny face, an unusual situation. Share! Choose a photograph of an ancestor, relative, yourself, or an orphan photograph that tickles your Funny Bone and bring it to the carnival. Admission is free with every photograph! Your submission may include as many or as few words as you feel are necessary to describe your treasured photograph. Those words may be in the form of an expressive comment, a quote, a journal entry, a poem (your own or a favorite), a scrapbook page, or a heartfelt article. The choice is yours!
So the following picture is my submission – and it is timely as this photo was taken at Halloween almost 10 years ago.
Explaining why this picture tickles my “funny bone” also shows what a sick family we are! The little fella next to the “Scream” monster was made by my kids. They took a pilllow case and made a face on it, then took my son’s clothes and stuffed them with rags and newspapers to “fill it out”. Then they placed it in a lawn chair in our front yard the evening of Halloween. The “Scream” monster sits next to the little fella.
So as kids are trick or treating that night, they have to walk by these two things sitting in lawn chairs. Most of them give the characters a sideways glance and keep going. A few kids had to be cajoled to pass by. One mom was bound and determined to prove to her daughter that the “Scream” monster was not real. She came closer and studied it. She waited too long – my son jumped at her. Yes, he was the “Scream” monster. The lady screamed & they raced down the sidewalk. Needless to say our family had a good belly laugh.
I know that we shouldn’t laugh at other’s expense – but it was Halloween & our family does that holiday in a big way! So the moral of the story is – if you think something isn’t real – you might be wrong and if you can’t take the scare – don’t get too close!
(On a sidenote: My son wouldn’t have done that to a small child!)