ms. fresh fish

Movie Scene: The Night She Went Insane
February 6, 2013, 8:40 am
Filed under: general

When the movie of my life begins production (it’s inevitable; have you met my Mother?), I would like the following scene included:

After almost a year and a half of sleep deprivation due to now toddler twins, the point at which the frustration gives way to hilarity is finally reached.

Sick with a cold and cough to match those of her children’s, Lori tosses and turns most of the night. Each time she’s about to fall asleep, her beloved son breaks out into an epic coughing fit. Either she is unable to fall asleep due to the heartbreak of hearing her son’s suffering, or he follows it up with crying to which she goes to him quickly, hoping he does not wake up his sister, the log.

Hilarity has not yet been reached though!

No, no. That comes at just before 4 am when the random beeping starts.

Beep ::: 5 seconds ::: Beep ::: 5 seconds

5 minutes of silence, making it hard to follow the beep in order to locate and destroy.

Beep ::: 5 seconds ::: Beep ::: 5 seconds

4 minutes of silence, during which Lori is checking every smoke detector, phone, floor heating timer panel, camera, electronic device she can think of, while her entirely family rests peacefully. No, this inexplicable beep will not wake them up.

Beep ::: 5 seconds ::: Beep ::: 5 seconds – LOCATED!

The culprit: The carbon monoxide detector, formerly plugged into the wall, is discovered underneath two pillows, beeping/begging for oxygen and returned to its home, in the wall.

And that is the point at which the sleep-deprived mother let out a very quiet, yet clearly insane, laughter.

(Please note, in this movie, the role of me is to be played by either Parker Posey or Beyoncé.)


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Oh wow. This doesn’t sound funny. This sounds terrible! Until I remember the episode of Friends when Phoebe spends the whole night trying to dismantle the smoke detector so it will STOP BEEPING STIP BEEPING STOP BEEPING

Comment by Marianna Annadanna

The only movies I tend to shell out money on are horror, fantasy, romance and comedy. General drama is too iffy. The last serious film I saw was Munich, which more than enough.Bias shows up especially in dotriencaumes. I think many of these documentaries slip under the radar. Keliata

Comment by Beatrice

Soundtrack suggestion:

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