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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Writters Workshop: Peeping Toms

Mama Kat has this "writters workshop theme each Thursday and I really enjoyed participating last week... it got my brain going and actually thinking... so we are going to do it again today!

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back and sign Mr. Linky. For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.) Write about a time when you were wrongly wronged. I have gotten two prepaid visa cards lately and when I go to spend them they are NOT the value I was told I had won! :(

2.) Geriatric peeping Tom neighbors? Do tell. FEATURE

3.) Mommy play dates? What's your experience with mom dating? mommy play dates, what are those?

4.) The first day of...... .... no ideas here

5.) Share your friendly advice for someone you think needs it (ie your mother-in-law, other drivers, cell phone users, etc.) oh this could be entertaining but take me all day... and then I would bore you all to death.


Ok so so funny! So I chose # 2.) Geriatric peeping Tom neighbors?

Seriously no joke the neighbors to our East are up in the 80's at least... the husband is deaf and they are always so entertaining to hear talk back and forth because it always seems like she is screaming at him and barking out orders LOL and if you knew these two you would understand the real humor, she is this little ol' petite woman fraile and meek... not to mention a TALKER... he is this TALL big sturdy man who always has this clueless look on his face because he didn't hear what you just said. LOL Anyway.. enough about that we are talking peeping toms here today...

Let me throw in one more item of nonesense first... the term "peeping Tom" is creepy all on it's own because we have a family member ... well Biologically, cause we would NEVER claim him otherwise his name is TOM and he is .... *be nice Brandy*.... he is diffficult... and CREEPY. sorry but I said it.

ok, now down to business.

The neighbor's house to the East is higher than ours... 1. it's a larger house to begin with, but secondly our street is on a hill and so we naturally are down lower... Which makes for good viewing right into our kitchen from their porch... (thank heavens for fences or there would be more peeping spots)

Often I am worried that just at that right time when someone is out on their porch they are going to look over and see something THEY MIGHT NOT WANT TO SEE...

like what you say....

Well let's start out that I really don't have a lot of pj's... ok so i'm not NUDE... I do sleep in underwear... etc... I even have t-shirts for the times we have guests etc. However generally I am in my underwear... *please don't leave* I wake up each morning and put on clothes before I exit my bedroom **which by the way is right across from that kitchen window.... ** but, say EARLY morning or late night when the toddler is awake and shouldn't be or I have to run switch the A/C or let the dog out, or get a drink, or pee ... us preggo ladies do that often... I just make a quick run through the house hoping they are old enough and tired enough to still be in deep slumber.

Ok, so that's not the worst part and I will proudly SAY I have never been caught. *not that i'm aware of*

Hubs... I don't know if it's a MAN thing... **readers opinions?** but he is careless he says if they look in and see something it's their fault for looking... So that said... YES he does walk around NAKED... no underwear (sorry if this is TMI for family) nothing.. he doesn't just roam about... he usually has a destination... like his wife forgot to switch the laundry, or he has to run to the potty, or whatever... but I think in general men like to be naked... OH I should also say he only does this when DD is in bed... don't worry he would freak out if she ever saw his parts naked LOL

Anyway... that's my story sorry no real peeping tom's... gosh can't we call it peeping... **insert other mans name here** I get the creeps just saying the other word.

Ok, so your up pick a prompt and write about it, then leave me a comment telling me you joined so I can come visit and return the comments. And link up at mamakats place!


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60 Comments:

Rachel said...

HA! That's great! Rumor has it our neighbor has a telescope. Scary, as the guy is a bit creepy to begin with. Our entire neighborhood is full of peepers, nosey place we live. Drives me nuts, I have to just about sneak out of my front door.

Too Many Hats said...

LOL - your dh and mine are of the same mindset about neighbors seeing them naked. Our bedroom window faces our neighbor's kitchen door which has a window (they could see everything if I didn't clothes the shutters - dh could care less).

Mellisa said...

omg omg omg...lol

ByDSea said...

hahaha, that sounds so very similar to my life of un-nakedness. Great Site SITS-ta!!! Great site indeed!
Come sit a spell, lets chat over a cocktail!
Cheers! (And congrats on the newest addition)
C
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La Belle Mere UK said...

Waaaaah..... yeah my hubby is the same. He loves letting it all hang out! I think you're right, it is a man thing!

LBMx

Fruitful Vine2 said...

I really hope they continue sleeping whenever there is something to see. I would be so grossed out if anyone ever saw me or my hubby accidentally.

Elizabeth said...

That's too funny. I totally forgot about Mama Kat's writer's workshops, I totally need to get into those, in line with FMM from yesterday and my saying I want to write more. Thanks for the reminder, and for the funny story! :)

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh yeah my DH is the same, nothing to bed, drives me batty because he always wines he's cold... anyways, love your site! (sits!)

Mom of Three said...

Hahaha. They probably can't see that well anyway (don't mean it in a mean way, just practical).

Stopping by from SITS!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

We have a saying around our house:
"If the walls don't talk, the neighbors will!"

Our neighbors are always spying on us...we catch them staring out their window watching. And then they will make comments and tell us what they have observed.

Jacky said...

That is too funny! Thanks for a great read. =)

Happy SITS Day!

sandy said...

It is definitely a man thing!

Laura said...

I had a boyfriend who would walk outside (in the front) of my condo with nothing but his boxer shorts on..yapping on his cell phone...I saw him out there and thought for about 1 second..to go get him..but then said..forget it..let the neighbors talk...he didn't care..why should I...

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Tater Tot Mom said...

Don't worry...we let it all hang out here too! Great site and have a Happy SITS day!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I doubt of your old neighbors are up looking out their window during the night. When I was a kid and got my first telescope, I used it to look into the houses across the street. Never saw anything interesting though, mostly just the TV going so didn't do it often.

Melissa @Simply Mel said...

LOL. I think walking around naked is a man thing. I had to tell my hubby that since our girls are 4 and 2 now it's probably a good idea for him to start closing doors and wrap towels around himself from the bathroom to the bedroom. He still forgets every now and then! Great post

Helen McGinn said...

*LOL* I agree with your husband; you peep, you saw, you fainted, your fault. ;O)

withoutadornment said...

Even though we live in close quarters with most of our neighbours, I don't think we've had any peeping toms...

Happy SITS day!

Disney said...

Haha! I love that. I think if we were honest, we would all admit that our husbands walk around naked(or at least nearly) as often as possible. Guys are so weird!!
Glad you haven't gotten caught yet! :o)
Happy SITS day!!

Tamela said...

I understand about the men just want to be naked thing!! My bf will go let the dog out back naked sometimes...embarrass the heck out of me..luckily no one has ever been out there. I think I would just die!

aforestfrolic said...

Hilarious! Who needs clothes around their own house right, tee hee ;-) Happy SITS day girl.

Jamie :)

Joy said...

Congrats on your SITS day! This is a lot to take in...LOL

Kimmy C said...

I'm so lucky... only one of our neighbors can see into our house... through the back deck door which leads into the dining room and we're USUALLY clothed in there! :) LOL.

Happy SITS day.

Charlene said...

Very funny! My neighbors are my in-laws so thank GOODNESS, no peeping Tom stories here!

Rook No. 17 said...

Tee hee, hee! Great post. I agree, the term "Peeping Tom" is creepy. Let's calling it like it is: "Peeping Perv", right?

Jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com

Jackie at 3littleones said...

that was too funny!

Tonya said...

That is too funny! I agree with your hubs...it's their own fault if they look and see something they don't want to see...lol! :)

Christina said...

Growing up, my father always insisted the curtains stay closed on our big picture window, because he thought people would try to watch our family. I always thought that was silly... until I found someone outside the window. Eek!

Brandi said...

So funny! You made me totally miss doing writing prompts like this.

Happy SITS Day!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Maybe that's why they're peeping! They need a little excitement in their life. We live across the way from a retirement community. For the past few nights a few of the old folks have been wandering around in the bushes between our homes with a flashlight in the dark. I don't know what they're looking for but they're there only in the dark. Strange old folk.

Katie said...

Hahaha. I KNOW what you mean about being in your undies;) I'm in mine too... always:)

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

Okay, so I wear tank tops and undies and with the little ones - I'm up and around all night as well. We also don't have too many drapes, etc on the back side of the house - so I'm not sure how many people have gotten a nice peep show from my house. As for my hubby, he's a boxer guy - thank God. I'm not I'd want to be startled in the middle of the night by him wandering around sans clothes :o) I think it's against our HOA!

sweetjeanette said...

yep! Gotta be a man thing....
LOL

http://sweetjeanette.blogspot.com/2009/10/qult-walhanging-give-away.html

Helene said...

I agree with your hubby too...if someone peeks in your window and catches a glimpse of you naked, well, it's on them.

Thank Goodness our neighbors don't have a direct view into our house!

Sarah Bee said...

That's too funny! I definately agree with the statement that men just like to be naked. So funny. =]

Stopping by from SITS ejoyed reading!

The Bragging Mommy said...

You are so funny, and such a good writer. I enjoy reading your posts (good thing I am following you now) My husband is the same way, he likes to be all natural whenever possible LOL.

Lani said...

Happy SITS Day!
Our neighbors behind us are on lower ground, so we can see right into their living room from our family room, even though there is a fence between our yards. I really don't like it- more than once I have seen something I really didn't want to see! Like awkward teenage boys dancing with no shirts on. They don't EVER have their blinds closed, it's kinda weird.

Katie said...

Ha ha ha I guess they like what they see or they'd stop facing in your direction when they are on their porch. haha!

Robin said...

Ha! Very cute. Well, if your worried about it, close the shades! Otherwise, just let it go! Might be the most exciting event in that guys life in years! See? You may be helping the elderly!
-Robin
www.robingillis.blogspot.com

Life Laugh Latte said...

Hey, visiting you from SITS. First, love your beautiful blog. Adorable. Second, love the naked story. We live on a busy street and I am just in denial that half of the town has probably seen me naked. We used to streak all the time as a family in our house (oh yeah that was in a very private neighborhood). Well I guess old habits die hard. Come by and see us at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com. We are new in town and LOVE visitors.

Amber Page Writes said...

I totally here you - I've been known to wander around in the dark of the night in just my underoos too...luckily, our kitchen window looks out at woods, because if it didn't, my neighbors would get an eyeful!

Krissy @ B.Inspired, Mama! said...

Aren't we all guilty of that sometimes! :)

Sara's Whimsy said...

My nearest neighbors are dead in the cemetery. I am guilty of running around in just my undies too. Never thought a thing of it until today (ten years after moving here and starting this practice). This cemetery has a lot of visitors.

Happy SITS Day!

Kim said...

Hi! Happy SITS day! I like your opening paragraph about the old folks yelling at one another in order to be heard! My husband and I joke all the time that I'll be yelling at him because of his hearing. And he'll still be "chasing" me around the house :).

Katrina said...

I like to roam about the house in a long tee my daughter is the one most likely to be naked around here, but she's 2 so shes still learning!! Happy SITS day

Single Mama NYC said...

I wonder who was the first Peeping "Tom", and what his story was? LOL.

Mary said...

Neighbors ... geez. We have one of those, ironically to the east of us too. Used to just stand in the yard and stare at me. Not that I'm anything to look at, but it always creeped me out. Because of that and their stupid dog that charged the fence and raised cain anytime I was out in the yard, I had a privacy fence put in.

Hope you had a wonderful SITS feature day.

Tam said...

Congrats on being FB today! Well deserved! This story is too funny; I so get it too, my hub wanders all over the bedroom naked and says the neighbors shouldn't look if they don't want to. :-) Great blog btw; I am not a coupon cutter but I envy people who are!

Pam said...

Any chance you can put a curtain or a blind on that kitchen window. You never know when you might get new neighbors (with better eyesight!) LOL!

Just Playin' said...

Funny story! Men ARE like that and somethimes, must admit, I run to the laundry room in the chill and hope nobody sees me. :) We used to have much older neighbors who were nudist. He cut the lawn in a teeny,tiny bikini. We all just rolled our eys. They moved.
Sandra (SITS)

Yaya said...

Our house are very close in our neighborhood and I'm always being caught off guard!

Lady Lex said...

Congrats on being todays featured blogger. I love your writing prompts and your story about the peeping toms, very entertaining! I wonder if your neighbors are blogging about their neighbors (you) looking at them naked...ha ha! That would be another great blog!

Unknown Mami said...

My husband has the same attitude as yours.

tara said...

howdy, congrats on being featured today! your post (LOL!) reminded me i need to be better about closing the drapes -- i'm a naked glutton for punishment by peepers!

Joy said...

When we first bought our house, we had family over. My brother in law went to the backyard and looked over the fence. Our neighbor was laying on his bed with his rear facing us...completely naked with the blinds all the way up! Talk about a welcome to the neighborhood! I know not to look that way now!

Controlling My Chaos said...

This post reminded me of when my youngest walked in on her Daddy peeing and she exclaimed "Daddy! What's that thing hanging off your butt?!!!!"

Holly said...

Happy SITS FB Day! Great story...thanks for sharing...
Holly @ 504 Main

pk said...

Congrats on being featured today! Your post was cute. The name peeping Tom IS creepy, but I guess that's because it's a creepy thing to do? Hope you have an awesome day!
pk @ room remix

Katy and Ross said...

I agree! Men definitely don't seem to care if people see them naked...ever! Maybe it's because they don't have as many fun clothes to wear as we do :) Enjoy your SITS day!

Mox said...

In Mox's house, it is the opposite - I walk around naked and/or barely clothed at night after a shower without a shred of modesty and Hubs freaks out because our front door is all glass. He's paranoid a neighbor will get a show, even though there's really not a chance the way our house/door is situated.

I'm weird.

Happy SITS day!