Last night before bed.

Romeo: I like all of the fall decorations.

Me: Thanks. Did you like the pumpkin in the foyer I painted?

Romeo: (a confused, slightly nervous look) Ummmm…yeah.

Me: (knowing that look) Did you get what it said?

Romeo: (look a husband gets when he knows he is getting ready to “fail” a wife question and answer session) Ummm…yeah….I liked it.

Me: Liked what?

Romeo: Ummm….what it said.

Me: Really. What did it say?

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Romeo: Itch-a- bad?

Me: No…..Ick-Uh-Bod. Do you remember who that is?

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Romeo: (Eyes begin to glaze) Ummm….No. But, I liked your pumpkin.

Me: (Hoitily and slightly irritated) Ichabod Crane? You know…..”The Midnight Ride of Ichabod……” wait a minute……that’s Paul Revere. Ummm……You know, the one from Sleepy Hollow? The pumpkin for a head?

Romeo: (Glazed look, disinterested face) No, but I liked your pumpkin.

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Me: Well….thanks, but I spelled it wrong. I didn’t follow MMS’s tutorial and I should have. I’m going to fix it. I blogged about it and was so excited to show everyone and then realized I spelled it wrong. It was sort of like that time that Freebird walked into the room so excited about “Spirt Day” at school. She and her best friend were dressing as “Dumb and Dumber”. She ran into my room showing me her shirt and said, “Mom, look! Isn’t it cute?”
She had painted her “role” name on the back of her shirt. She turned around to show me and said, “See! D-U-M-M-E-R! Isn’t it cute?”
Remember how I read the back of her shirt and said, “Did you mean to spell it that way?” And then Freebird told me, “Ummmm…Yeah….Duh, Mom….I’m Dumber and Whitney’s Dumb.”
And I just said, “It’s perfect honey. By the way… spelled Dumber wrong.”
It was hilariously appropriate.
Doesn’t this remind you of that time honey? You know….me trying to show my literature skills…and bam…spell my “ichabod” wrong?

Me: Doesn’t it? Honey????

Romeo: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Scene 2:

This morning in kitchen.

Son: “Mom…what does “itch bad” mean on the white pumpkin by the front door and why in the world are you using white pumpkins?”

This is my life people.

I need you.

If you were worried because of yesterday’s post.…..

I fixed it.

I used Goof off wipes and a fingernail. Then I re-applied the blue…..and made my stripes a little wider.

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Let’s see if YOU all are still awake and who responds.

Is this fall display on my dining room table too much?

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I’m worried it may look like I’m opening a fruit and vegetable stand.

Your thoughts?


Who knew who Ichabod was? Don’t feel bad if you didn’t. It wasn’t just the guys who didn’t.

I thought a black top hat would be neat around or on, an Ichabod pumpkin. Didn’t Ichabod wear a black top hat? UPDATE: He wore the three cornered type of hat. DUH!

Too much? Would I be making it like my vegetable stand on my dining room table?

Let’s see who stayed awake to respond.

Testing, testing.


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0 thoughts on “Itchy-bad?

  • September 16, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Love it all!!!! And yes, I know who Ichabod is…

  • September 16, 2011 at 2:58 am

    I love the dining room table but I would have to move the tiered thing at every meal because I have this thing about seeing everyone’s faces, but I think it looks beautiful.  I totally knew it was Ichabod but I don’t get why you would paint it on a pumpkin.  Just my opinion, oh and I love the white pumpkin, I think it brings in a whole different texture plus it’s not so Halloweeny.  Did you sell your bench yet?  BTW  I was at Hobby Lobby today and htey had a bench that resembled a headboard bench, on sale for $209, just a little FYI! 🙂

  • September 16, 2011 at 3:52 am

    you are cracking me up with this post !  so funny…aren”t husbands so intertaining?  I love the fall decor it is wonderful  and I do not think that Icy Crane had a top hat…maybe some kind of pilgrims hat…I do know who it is and I didnt even catch the missspelling till you said something… Im daft

  • September 16, 2011 at 4:56 am

    You are so funny!!!!!!  🙂  I like the white pumpkin!!!  Ichabod has a creepy feel to it so it works yet retains a literary point one can always use to keep people off balance…..sorry, I’m tired…it’s making sense in _my_ mind anyway!!! lol!!!

    The dining room table is cute!!!  Just a few gourds would make me wonder why you have them….but a collection looks purposeful, so yea, it works!!!  🙂

    Oh, and I live for the “pause”….that moment after I’ve asked a question and I realize my husband is reallllllly thinking about how to answer!!!!  lol!!!!!!  Guys are great!!!!!

  • September 16, 2011 at 5:03 am

    After 8 hours working on my flower beds today and feeling every bit my age….your blog made me giggle…thanks…’s so true….hubbies and kids….ah well….I like the whole idea of Ichabod….very creative and fun…a top hat and what about a small framed pic from the movie close by…I don’t know….I like it though, fun! Dining table is lovely…how about adding some kind of garland or twigs? Hey seasonal decos can be tweaked and changed all the time. 
    Hugs and thanks for the giggle,

  • September 16, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Cute, now I am motivated to get my crap together and get decorating 🙂 It hasn’t felt like fall until today here!! Thanks for the motivation my friend 🙂

  • September 16, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I love how you put the wreath on the mirror very pretty.  Your table decorations look great, not to much.  Have a great weekend 🙂

  • September 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I didn’t catch it at all!!! and I love all you did!  I really like that blue pillow I caught a glimpse of yesterday, too!

  • September 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Sounds like my house!! I think it looks beautiful!!

  • September 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Your decorations look great! The Ichabod pumpkin is a fun reference to a spooky tale. I think he may have worn a three-cornered hat 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  • September 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    That’s hilarious!  Love how everything turned out.  Stop by sometime…


  • September 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    The legend of sleepy hollow…too funny on the spelling…lol..But love…love the conversation with your husband…mine decorations could be up 3 weeks before mine would notice…lol…
    gotta love them… Oh and Keep the the table display.  maybe add some fall leaves and perfection…just like the rest of your displays….

  • October 14, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Legend of Sleepy Hollow was very popular around here for a L-O-O-O-N-G time.  I got a couple pumpkins at Dollar Tree, one will be an Ichabod!  And your table display, you could break that up among 3 tables, LOL.  

  • October 14, 2011 at 3:08 am

    Ok, your honesty on my table vegetable stand, cracked me up. Has been divvied out throughout the house! Stick around! I need your honesty! Love, Me


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