Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Traumatized Tree

Chase holding his cousin, Kayden
Nov. 2010
This is Chase, my second son. He is three years younger than Cody (my son with disabilities), but took on the older brother role early in life. Chase was my easiest child (with the exception of having colic during his first three months). He was obedient, happy, kind and anxious to please. Chase was four years old when I was pregnant with Casey, son number three. I had morning sickness around the clock and Chase would entertain himself by playing Legos, putting together puzzles, coloring, and watching Sesame Street or Pee Wee's Playhouse (I know. I know.) Yep. He was pretty much my angel child.....except for one incident that occurred when he was around six years old.

The month was December, and Don and I had taken the boys to one of many Christmas Tree Farms in Oregon. That year we picked out a Noble Fir and even paid extra money to have it flocked. Sometime, after we decorated the tree but before Christmas, I was persuaded to have a Tupperware Party at my house. I remember afterward, as we were cleaning up, my husband walked into the room, stood right in front of the beautiful, decorated Christmas tree and preceded to make conversation with me and the Tupperware lady. Out of nowhere, Chase walked up to his dad as if he wanted to ask him something, and pushed him! Don was caught completely off guard. He lost his balance and fell backward into the tree. Ornaments and flocked snow went flying everywhere. We were flabbergasted to say the least! (Don was also mad as hell.)

To this day, Chase cannot give us an answer as to why he pushed his dad into the tree. Our angel child was temporarily possessed :) I do wish we would've had it on film. In those days, I could have sent it to America's Funniest Home Videos. I'm sure Bob Sagget would have loved narrating that moment in time.


Lora said...

ROFLMAO! I am sure it wasn't very funny at the time but now it seems to be because he was caught off guard. I can visualize it happening and think that it would have been great to catch on film for America's Funniest Home Videos.

Big Daddy Autism said...

I love that story. Still giggling.

mrasherkade said...

I remember buying a Christmas tree (real)for the first and only time as a child. We learned I was allergic to the dumb things and couldn't get another one after that. We made the frnt page of the paper, that was in Washington State. You reminded me of this wonderful memory I thought I forgot. Thanks for sharing. Sorry about your tree!

Marianna Annadanna said...

Just posted on ! Love it!

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