We have a shed in our backyard. 'Rustic' would be the word to describe it as the wood is rotting and it's not the most stable structure you've ever seen. But it does the job of housing the lawnmower and some tools, so whatever. We don't own the property so it's not on our list of priorities at all.
Theo calls it The Barn which, from a toddler point of view, makes sense. We see The Barn from the dining room and he talks about it a lot. "Aw, squirrel on da barn! So ca-uuuute!" "Look mommy, kicked ball by da barn!" But a week ago. . .he started saying something ELSE about The Barn.
It was early in the morning, not yet seven o'clock and Theo and I were plodding around the kitchen and dining room. The sun was coming up and it was a bit foggy. Bryan was still asleep and the house was otherwise quiet, aside from the cat meowing for breakfast. Then, out of nowhere, Theo points to the backyard and said, "Man live in da barn mommy." Okay, I know he's two and isn't the most trustworthy source when it comes to information, especially since he lies about the contents of his diaper even when the smell can knock you over dead, but still. He freaked me OUT. Because I then immediately pictured some zombie ghost-like GUY appearing out of the vapor and coming towards our house and then when I try to run or scream I'm stuck in slow motion and can't move to save my family and OH GOD THE THINGS I CONJURED UP IN MY HEAD. Instead I gave a little laugh and mentioned trains and Theo was off on something else.
I had forgotten about the incident until yesterday, who knows why, so I mentioned it to Bryan. He laughed and said that Theo said the same thing to him a few days before. We paused and then decided the best thing to do was to create a horrid scenario of The Guy Who Lives In Our Barn and let me just say that by the time our imaginations were finished we were ready to pack up and move. Okay, well, maybe me more than Bryan but still. AIEEEEE. And ESPECIALLY since I'm dealing with Haunted House At Workplace, this is the last thing I'm prepared to deal with. Doctor Spock makes no mention of this in his books!
I have a new Craftastrophe post up today. It's all about the accessories.