Ryan AKA Mack the Knife.

I married a smart man. Ryan is the type of person that can do anything he tries. He has mastered snowboarding, wake boarding, paintball, home improvement projects, running. Ask him a computer question and he can probably help you, need someone to paint your car? He has it covered. But yesterday, I came home and saw something I never thought my eyes would behold. Ryan was throwing knives. In the house. At the ceiling.
So are you dying to know why? No, he doesn't have a death wish, he was trying to pop innocent mylar balloons that have been stuck in the peak of our vaulted ceiling for some time. The football has been there since our Super Bowl FHE and the pink heart joined him the day after Valentine's. Apparently, today, Ryan had taken all he could of those blasted mylars and the knife throwing idea seemed like a logical antidote. Well this is until...

A KNIFE GOT STUCK IN THE CEILING!


No, our children were not present when this charade took place, we (the children and myself) walked in after the knife was already stuck. What does one say when she comes into her home and a kitchen knife is hanging out of the ceiling?This is the conversation that ensued... 

Me- "What the heck are you doing!?!" Ryan- "I'm so sick of those balloons and I thought this would pop them." Me- "Are you kidding!?! There is a knife stuck in the ceiling!" Ryan- "I know. I can't believe it just stuck there." (imagine Ryan laughing) Me- "You better get that out before it falls and stabs one of your children in the eye!" Ryan- "I'm getting the ladder, calm down." Me- "Don't you think that the ladder would have been a better plan than throwing a stupid knife at the ceiling!"
Easton- "Ohhhh.... Mommy, you said the "S" word! Me- "Easton in a moment like this, stupid is the only word that comes to mind."

So, after a few minutes of positioning the ladder, the knife was safely removed, (without a mark on my ceiling -Ryan wanted me to point that out) the mylars have been popped and peace and love once again fills our home. What did my husband learn from this experience?

"I need to improve my aim."


12 comments:

  1. This had me laughing so hard Danyelle! He must have been feeling desperate to resort to knife throwing. Make sure he never audtiions for the circus, he might kill someone!

    Love that you took pictures!

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  2. SO funny.

    Maybe the running has lost its luster and he needed some else to rev up the excitement.

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  3. That's one of my favorite songs...I like the Frank Sinatra version too.

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  4. That is HILARIOUS! My husband would have done the same thing or he might have resorted to throwing one of our children up in the air to grab the balloon and bring it down.

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  5. oh i am laughing so hard my cheeks hurt. only a man would do this. throwing knives? the entire post i was thinking 'don't they have a ladder' so it was sooooo much funnier that you did he just chose this as his first resort. ha ha ha.

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  6. I loved reading this! I can totally picture my husband doing this very same thing! It gave me comfort that Luke is not the only one that doesn't always use his head!

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  7. OH MY GOSH! This is the funniest story I have heard in AGES! I cannot believe Ryan did that, because he is the kind of guy who wouldn't want a hole in his ceiling, so he must have really felt desperate.

    But I'm with Kristin, my husband would have hoisted our smallest child dangerously high in the air to snatch the balloons. He doesn't always think things through either!

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  8. This is sooo funny. Bill came home yesterday and said, "You'll never believe what your brother did today, but I'm sure Danyelle will blog it." And then proceeded to tell me the whole idiotic story. I am so proud to call him my brother.

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  9. Danyelle, it must run in the Mathews family. Some years back Loren was golfing (badly)at the country club on Kenn. Ave and lost his temper and threw his(borrowed) club in the air and it got stuck in a tree. He came and got Leon and the boys and some various club retrieving items, i.e. a football, fishing pole, etc. The football didn't work and it became lodged in the tree as well. The fishing pole was equally unsuccessful and they had to snap the line to get it unsnagged. With Marshall being the lightest they tried boosting him up the tree but the limbs were cut too high. So the club remains (as far as we know) in the tree and Loren had to resort to replacing the (expensive borrowed) club. Moral of the story...... I will let the other bloggers come up with the moral. I have my own opinion but I am sure yours are funnier!

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  10. What goes up doesn't always come down?

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  11. That is the funniest story I have heard in a very long time.

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