Home Invasion


I may  have done the dumbest thing I’ve ever done today.

After Scorch’s baseball game today, we had plans to go to a friend’s parents house to go swimming.  The Hubs had to work, so it sounded like a perfect way to kill a lovely afternoon. When confirming the plans with my friend, she asked me if I knew where her parents house was. I told her I knew the street name and that it was the 1st or 2nd house on the right. She told me that we’d see her husband’s truck in the drive way along with her parents metallic van.  She said the garage would be open and to come on in if she didn’t answer when we knocked- she would be getting two kids ready for the pool so she may have her hands full.

Can you tell where this is going?

I turn onto her parent’s road and the first house on the right has a pick up truck the same color as her husbands in the driveway and a silver mini-van sitting in the open garage. Perfect- I got the house. I pull in, unload the kids and all our gear and head in through the garage. We knock, wait a minute, knock again and go in. We don’t see or hear anyone after yelling “hello” a few times, so we go to the back of the house thinking they are already in the pool.  Just as we’re looking out the back door, we hear an elderly man yell “hello” up the stairs.  So Scorch goes over to the stairs and yells down hi – but I got panicky because there isn’t supposed to be an elderly man at this home.  Just then, up the stairs comes a couple I’ve never seen before.

We are in the wrong house.

I apologize profusely (all while waiting for the earth to swallow me whole) while, thankfully, the owners of the house laugh and laugh over my idiocy. They could not have been any more gracious as I got my kids out of there as quickly as possible.

When we get outside we see our friends in front of the proper house looking equal parts shocked and hysterical over what I did. In my defense, the neighbors and my friends have nearly identical pickup trucks in the same rather odd color and they and my friends parents have the same van- one gold and one silver.  That said, I don’t care how long I have to wait any more, I’m never, ever letting myself in anyone’s house again until they come to the door.



About Heather

I adore my family, writing, books, cats, lazy mornings in bed, and chocolate. I'll never say no to breakfast for dinner, long talks with friends and lazy summer days at the pool with family. My life is often crazy, always awesome and one I'm so happy to be living! My side hustle is editing and proofing work. Find out more at https://heathercaryn.com/

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  1. HAAAAA. I am cringing for you. I can just picture you all, loaded down with your swim gear. Thank goodness the owners were nice!!

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